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(International Business Times)   With the fizzle of the Mayan Apocalypse, the next panic will be over the Viking Apocalypse   (ibtimes.co.uk) divider line 78
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2013-11-15 11:26:51 AM
FTA: "Brothers will fight and kill each other, sisters' children will defile kinship. It is harsh in the world, whoredom rife - an axe age, a sword age - shields are riven - a wind age, a wolf age - before the world goes headlong. No man will have mercy on another," a prophetic poem says.

Dude...

Ragnarok sounds AWESOME! O.O
 
2013-11-15 12:19:44 PM

Captain Steroid: FTA: "Brothers will fight and kill each other, sisters' children will defile kinship. It is harsh in the world, whoredom rife - an axe age, a sword age - shields are riven - a wind age, a wolf age - before the world goes headlong. No man will have mercy on another," a prophetic poem says.

Dude...

Ragnarok sounds AWESOME! O.O


That can only go on for so long, and at some point,  you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins, for peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.
 
2013-11-15 12:24:23 PM
The countdown to Ragnarok has begun, with just 99 days until the world ends on 22 February next year, Norse experts have said.  Experts from the Jorvik Viking Centre say the end of the world will coincide with the grand finale of the 30th Jorvik Viking Festival in York.

blog.angelatung.com
 
2013-11-15 12:25:40 PM
Oh cool is that show returning to History channel soon?
 
2013-11-15 12:25:55 PM
"Please visit York. Experts say it would help our economy. Uh, vikings."
 
2013-11-15 12:26:05 PM
Ragnarok? The Twilight of the Gods? I thought that already happened.
 
2013-11-15 12:26:40 PM
"Just a year after the Mayans wrongly predicted the world would end.... "

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They ran outta calendar space, ya friggin morons. That's all!
 
2013-11-15 12:26:59 PM
Is it bad that I had already marked it on my calendar as "Unavailable" a while back when I scheduled it?
 
2013-11-15 12:27:21 PM
By the way, this'll be, what, the third or fourth time the world has ended on Obama's watch?
 
2013-11-15 12:27:25 PM

I_Am_Weasel: you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins, for peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.


Sorry, I'm still sweeping with threshing oar.
 
2013-11-15 12:27:44 PM
Leave Christian Ponder alone!
 
2013-11-15 12:28:29 PM

Arkanaut: Ragnarok? The Twilight of the Gods? I thought that already happened.


It has happened before and shall happen again. Lif and Lifravettr shall be our new Adam and Eve.

/little know fact: Asgard is real and Odin is an alien.
 
2013-11-15 12:28:41 PM
So let me get this straight? I just gotta fight and even if I die I get to hang out at a mssive party for all eternity, booze, food and comely wenches provided?

In.
 
2013-11-15 12:28:43 PM
February 22nd?

Well that's ....cutting it a little close don't you think?  I mean, just from a sales point of view.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-15 12:31:17 PM
Thanks, Fairhair!
 
2013-11-15 12:31:31 PM
www.powerplay.pl
Your new ruler.
 
2013-11-15 12:31:52 PM

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Arkanaut: Ragnarok? The Twilight of the Gods? I thought that already happened.

It has happened before and shall happen again. Lif and Lifravettr shall be our new Adam and Eve.

/little know fact: Asgard is real and Odin is an alien.


And bears a striking resemblance to Anthony Hopkins
 
2013-11-15 12:31:58 PM
bowiestie.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-15 12:32:48 PM
...shakes tiny fist....
 
2013-11-15 12:32:54 PM
fc09.deviantart.net
 
2013-11-15 12:33:37 PM

teenytinycornteeth: February 22nd?

Well that's ....cutting it a little close don't you think?  I mean, just from a sales point of view.

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Beautiful.
 
2013-11-15 12:34:55 PM
Let me crank up the Swedish Death Metal, and put on my spangenhelm!
 
2013-11-15 12:35:23 PM
I'm all worried about the Klingon Apocalypse.

Because being concerned about silly fictional things is fun!
 
2013-11-15 12:36:51 PM

Polish Hussar: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Arkanaut: Ragnarok? The Twilight of the Gods? I thought that already happened.

It has happened before and shall happen again. Lif and Lifravettr shall be our new Adam and Eve.

/little know fact: Asgard is real and Odin is an alien.

And bears a striking resemblance to Anthony Hopkins



4.bp.blogspot.com

I don't see the resemblance.
 
2013-11-15 12:37:36 PM
They are helping people prepare? Ragnarok can only be survived by 2 people playing king of the hill at Yggdrassil. Find the world tree and capture one of two spots.

/Last man standing
//Also last woman
 
2013-11-15 12:37:37 PM
It took them until the second  Thor movie to make this tie-in?
 
2013-11-15 12:38:09 PM
I just barely bought another TV and couch after selling off all my stuff from last time. Do I have to do it again?? Damn!
 
2013-11-15 12:41:03 PM
DerAppie

They are helping people prepare? Ragnarok can only be survived by 2 people playing king of the hill at Yggdrassil. Find the world tree and capture one of two spots.

This technically isn't true. Not all of the Vanir fall, nor are their territories destroyed, so one assumes those of us who go to, say, Sessrúmnir, will be fine.

/aiming for Sessrúmnir
//Valhalla is overrated
 
2013-11-15 12:44:35 PM
Sweet! It's going to be the most metal end-of-the-world ever!
 
2013-11-15 12:49:16 PM

Combustion: I just barely bought another TV and couch after selling off all my stuff from last time. Do I have to do it again?? Damn!


On the plus side, you're on an enviable tech upgrade cycle.
 
2013-11-15 12:51:19 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Sweet! It's going to be the most metal end-of-the-world ever!


Fark yeah!
 
2013-11-15 12:52:52 PM
I have been watching the Vikings apocalypse for most of my life...and will again this Sunday.
 
2013-11-15 12:53:33 PM
Riiiight... just when the norse have a movie in the theaters to promote.
 
2013-11-15 12:53:35 PM
Actually the Viking apocalypse is happening on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
 
2013-11-15 12:55:04 PM

Facetious_Speciest: Sessrúmnir


Isn't Sessrumnir like a big Viking waiting room?  Imagine how old those Highlights issues are going to be
 
2013-11-15 12:56:15 PM
i thought he was badass in Final Fantasy VIII...
 
2013-11-15 01:01:25 PM
teenytinycornteeth

Isn't Sessrumnir like a big Viking waiting room?

NO! Sessrúmnir is the Lady's hall. She gets the half of slain warriors that aren't testosterone-poisoned. She also gets beautiful women, in addition to those people who honor her. AND she survives the last battles.

Seems like a good deal, to me. Better than hanging out with bro-dudes until the end.
 
2013-11-15 01:03:09 PM
Rather surprised we haven't already started to receive a lot of...
www.hasperhoven.net
 
2013-11-15 01:04:55 PM

Captain Steroid: Ragnarok sounds AWESOME!


Done in one.  Suck it, New-Agers.
 
2013-11-15 01:05:47 PM
Experts from the Jorvik Viking Centre say the end of the world will coincide with the grand finale of the 30th Jorvik Viking Festival in York.

Not a publicity stunt at all.
 
2013-11-15 01:06:49 PM
Well, the Mayan's were right, sort of...there aren't any more Mayans.

But, I have my own prediction that will come true, I guarantee.  To wit,
Begin Program
The world will end now!
Start loop...
No? How about now!
End Loop...
End Program
 
2013-11-15 01:08:27 PM
dj1s

Well, the Mayan's were right, sort of...there aren't any more Mayans.

Six-million people frown upon your shenanigans.
 
2013-11-15 01:15:22 PM

Facetious_Speciest: DerAppie

They are helping people prepare? Ragnarok can only be survived by 2 people playing king of the hill at Yggdrassil. Find the world tree and capture one of two spots.

This technically isn't true. Not all of the Vanir fall, nor are their territories destroyed, so one assumes those of us who go to, say, Sessrúmnir, will be fine.

/aiming for Sessrúmnir
//Valhalla is overrated


While (probably) true, do the stories not speak of but two human survivors? This would imply that all humans everywhere else are quite dead.
 
2013-11-15 01:17:00 PM

Facetious_Speciest: teenytinycornteeth

Isn't Sessrumnir like a big Viking waiting room?

NO! Sessrúmnir is the Lady's hall. She gets the half of slain warriors that aren't testosterone-poisoned. She also gets beautiful women, in addition to those people who honor her. AND she survives the last battles.

Seems like a good deal, to me. Better than hanging out with bro-dudes until the end.


I guess I was going by the literal translation on Wikipedia which is "seating room".  I'm picturing muzak and old copies of Forbes and Golf Digest.
 
2013-11-15 01:17:12 PM
Vikings is a really good TV show.

Ragnar:

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2013-11-15 01:18:41 PM
DerAppie

While (probably) true, do the stories not speak of but two human survivors? This would imply that all humans everywhere else are quite dead.

Well, yes, but you have to be dead to go to the afterlife anyway. As this explicitly doesn't mean you cease existing (the entire purpose of the einherjar in Valhalla is to fight at the end), I figure we'll be good.
 
2013-11-15 01:19:42 PM
Nordic mythology has been co-opted by comic books, so it is silly an illegitimate...the Mayans were not, so therefore they were totally legit...also, pyramids make them super magical.

/idiots believing idiot things
//good thing i have my lucky mood ring
 
2013-11-15 01:20:28 PM
teenytinycornteeth

I guess I was going by the literal translation on Wikipedia which is "seating room". I'm picturing muzak and old copies of Forbes and Golf Digest.

If this turns out to be the case, I'm out the door.
 
2013-11-15 01:27:23 PM
Just get Erik the viking to save us.
 
2013-11-15 01:37:28 PM

CruJones: Vikings is a really good TV show.

Ragnar:

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It's a pretty good show. But I kind of wish they'd spin Floki off into his own show. Just Floki and his trusty boat, sailing around the world having crazy adventures. It could be like a Viking version of Knight Rider.
 
2013-11-15 01:44:19 PM
"Viking Apocalypse" is the name of my ABBA cover band.
 
2013-11-15 01:45:05 PM
Well, the government shut down.  The last uncontacted Amazon Indian is dead.  The Rich have taken permanent hold of everything.  New York and Miami have both begun to see real flooding.  The biggest tropical storm ever recorded made land fall.  A nuclear reactor was destroyed by an earthquake.  Polio and preventable diseases are returning.  Australia saw fires so intense it melted the wheels of cars.  Yeah, I'm not so sure the Mayans were wrong.
 
2013-11-15 01:46:27 PM
Prank Call of Cthulhu

It's a pretty good show. But I kind of wish they'd spin Floki off into his own show. Just Floki and his trusty boat, sailing around the world having crazy adventures. It could be like a Viking version of Knight Rider.

This gives me a sad. I take it you haven't seen the teaser for series two. :(
 
2013-11-15 01:58:46 PM

Facetious_Speciest: Prank Call of Cthulhu

It's a pretty good show. But I kind of wish they'd spin Floki off into his own show. Just Floki and his trusty boat, sailing around the world having crazy adventures. It could be like a Viking version of Knight Rider.

This gives me a sad. I take it you haven't seen the teaser for series two. :(


Awwwwww, man. I hadn't...until just now. Now I haz a sad too. Maybe they could do a Floki prequel series, like Saul and Breaking Bad.
 
2013-11-15 02:01:22 PM
What if one were dovahkiin? Could said person destroy Alduin World-Eater; therefor canceling Ragnarok?
 
2013-11-15 02:07:31 PM
Meh in Minnesota its already happening.. another said year for the Vikings faithful.
 
2013-11-15 02:14:39 PM
The Fates always win, you may as well give in to them.
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-15 02:15:20 PM
From the much superior Daily Fail article:

Vikings believed that prior to the apocalypse three freezing winters would follow each other with no summers in between.

Ha! Global warming is a crock!
 
2013-11-15 02:17:57 PM

LarryDan43: Oh cool is that show returning to History channel soon?


next year I believe
 
2013-11-15 02:20:01 PM

BeerBear: LarryDan43: Oh cool is that show returning to History channel soon?

next year I believe


History channel will carry any show as long as no actual historical facts are involved.
 
2013-11-15 02:27:27 PM

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Arkanaut: Ragnarok? The Twilight of the Gods? I thought that already happened.

It has happened before and shall happen again. Lif and Lifravettr shall be our new Adam and Eve.

/little know fact: Asgard is real and Odin is an alien.


Because of Obama's magic time machine?
 
2013-11-15 02:46:53 PM
Ragnarok? John Hodgman has been there, done that, on New Year's Eve, 1999.
 
2013-11-15 02:51:56 PM
z4.ifrm.com
/hot like Hel
 
2013-11-15 02:57:29 PM
Really? REALLY?

Can I get a year off from the end of the world?

It's as if this planet is in an unstable region of space time and can't be destroyed for very long.
 
2013-11-15 03:26:03 PM
My Firefox crashed every time I opened the page.
 
2013-11-15 03:34:27 PM
No Fimbulwinter? No Ragnarok
 
2013-11-15 03:49:17 PM
I distinctly remember two summers occurring in the last two years.
 
2013-11-15 04:01:28 PM
If you need me, I'll be hunting Deviruchis in Geffen 3.
 
2013-11-15 04:07:29 PM
Don't forget the best part of the Ragnarok: zombie apocalypse!

O'er the sea from the north there sails a ship
With the people of Hel, at the helm stands Loki;
After the wolf do wild men follow,
And with them the brother of Byleist goes.
 
2013-11-15 04:14:37 PM
WTF is going on in this picture? It's like the lead singer of a death metal band is making fajitas tonight and then putting his meat tenderizer in his scabbard when he's ready to grill. But Dave from a rival band is gonna steal his dinner horn so the rest of the band won't know when they're ready.

This would never happen to Dethklok.
 

img.ibtimes.com
 
2013-11-15 04:20:39 PM
Is this about Detroit?
 
2013-11-15 04:28:33 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Really? REALLY?

Can I get a year off from the end of the world?

It's as if this planet is in an unstable region of space time and can't be destroyed for very long.


ZZ9(plural)Z-Alpha

/not obscure
 
2013-11-15 04:31:48 PM

Smoking GNU: They ran outta calendar space, ya friggin morons. That's all!


It wasn't even running out of space. It's more like a new year, just on a longer scale.


As to TFA, I call bullshiat. The Vikings never gave a date for Ragnarok, other than some point in the future.
 
2013-11-15 06:43:56 PM
Fafnir.  Okay, so he's a dachshund.  But Odin is a total pussy.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-15 08:05:57 PM

Captain Steroid: FTA: "Brothers will fight and kill each other, sisters' children will defile kinship. It is harsh in the world, whoredom rife - an axe age, a sword age - shields are riven - a wind age, a wolf age - before the world goes headlong. No man will have mercy on another," a prophetic poem says.

Dude...

Ragnarok sounds AWESOME! O.O


I've got my swords and axes sharpened.
 
2013-11-15 09:34:10 PM
fark, the Viking apocalypse has already occurred. You can get tix for the 12/1 game for $20 in student bookstores.
 
2013-11-15 10:52:08 PM
I'm using this as a PSA:  clip your nails.
 
2013-11-15 11:55:23 PM
Facetious_Speciest:
/aiming for Sessrúmnir
//Valhalla is overrated


You and me both, brother.
 
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