Oh terrific, another APOCALYPSE. I have plans this weekend!
In advance of the predicted Ragnarok Viking apocalypse over the weekend, “Norsemen” have started to arrive in York in anticipation of the bloody battle that is supposed to happen on Feb. 22 and end the world.
Attendees at the 30th Jorvik Viking Festival will find out on Saturday if the prediction of Ragnarok will come true.
If the world doesn’t end, the festival will be over on Feb. 23. On Saturday, about 300 warriors will gather at the Eye of York to battle.
“Our celebrations also mark Jolablot, the Viking feast to hail the coming of spring which, to many people, is the annual rebirth of the world,” festival director Danielle Daglan told the York Press.
Ragnarok, the end of the world according to Norse mythology, will start when Loki’s son, the wolf Fenrir breaks free from imprisonment, start a chain reaction that also releases the Midgard snake, Jormungard, onto the world. At some point Fenrir also eats the sun. At the end there’s a huge between the Gods, where most of the gods will die.
So all in all, should be a damn good show!