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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Norwegian researchers dig up ancient Norse temple in time for the chain that binds Fenrir to break during 2020   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line
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2020-10-16 10:28:13 PM  
another one?
 
2020-10-16 10:28:50 PM  
I bet after all that work they were Thor.
 
2020-10-16 10:29:54 PM  
Long as Jörmungandr isn't unleashed.
 
2020-10-16 10:30:53 PM  
Is that the same one that Willow tried to raise up in Sunnydale?   Good bye, world.
 
2020-10-16 10:32:17 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: Long as Jörmungandr isn't unleashed.


I, for one, am ready for the twilight of the gods.
 
2020-10-16 10:38:14 PM  
Odin vs Osiris!

Hel vs Anubis!

Thor vs Seth!

We'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need THE EDGE!!!

 
2020-10-16 10:40:11 PM  
Was one of them Balder than the others?
 
2020-10-16 10:42:02 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: Long as Jörmungandr isn't unleashed.


Gotta admit, that was brilliant, brilliant casting on the part of the Ducktales crew.
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2020-10-16 10:44:48 PM  
Hey, what if history doesn't record this year as *The 2020* but instead *The Beginning of the 2020s*?

Might not be New Years Day 2021 we're waiting on, but NYD 2030.
 
2020-10-16 10:46:17 PM  
I once knew a guy that thought it was cool to be an "adherent" of Norse mythology because it somehow justified his Thor comic collection and made him edgy in his perfectly reasonable world view.  I didn't have the heart to break his thin bubble.
 
2020-10-16 10:53:58 PM  
Too bad that Norse mythology is being hijacked by white supremacists and other scum as a
way of legitimizing or at least attempting to obfuscate their bullshat...
 
2020-10-16 10:54:17 PM  

Boojum2k: Hey, what if history doesn't record this year as *The 2020* but instead *The Beginning of the 2020s*?

Might not be New Years Day 2021 we're waiting on, but NYD 2030.


We might not be able to make you undo writing that, but we can make sure you suffer for the hellish decade you've just unleashed.
 
2020-10-16 10:57:59 PM  
Oh. I've been waiting for that.
 
2020-10-16 11:01:21 PM  
This reminds me, I need to head to the hardware store for some exterior stain. The godhouse in my back yard needs a coat before winter solstice. Gotta keep up appearances, you know. The Jorgenson's down the road always make a show of everything when the solstice comes around. It's always,"Thor would prefer our godhouse over all others" this and "Odin likes the seasoning of our goat best" that. For once, I'd like to see them knocked down a peg. My other neighbor, Sven Sorenson, he throws a solstice like you have never seen. Craziness all around. The biggest cooking fires you have ever seen. Wine flows like rivers off of a glacier. The livestock goes straight onto the fire. Mrs. Sorenson arm wrestles at least 2 men at a time! Their daughter, Ingvar, carves the charred carcasses of the sacrificial livestock perfectly, so everyone gets the choicest organs and cheek meat. Torvald, the eldest, he gives the prognostication of the harvest, so that we may anticipate the year ahead. I tell you, if this next solstice is as great as the last one, I might be missing another couple of fingers and a chunk out of my other ear.
 
2020-10-16 11:18:40 PM  
Great. Just in time for Surtur-day.
 
2020-10-16 11:20:07 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Too bad that Norse mythology is being hijacked by white supremacists and other scum as a
way of legitimizing or at least attempting to obfuscate their bullshat...


I love Norse mythology. I figured if I ever got a tattoo, it'd be Mjolnir.

Then I learned about the assholes in Idaho, Montana, et al and was glad I never went through with it.

The farkers.
 
2020-10-16 11:23:26 PM  
They're ready.

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2020-10-16 11:52:44 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Odin vs Osiris!
Hel vs Anubis!
Thor vs Seth!
We'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need THE EDGE!!!


Odin vs. Ra.
Hel vs. Osiris
Thor vs. Horus
Loki vs. Set

Alternatively, if you want to fall asleep as they speechify at each other, Odin vs. Thoth.
 
2020-10-16 11:56:02 PM  
Hey, archeologists, can you please stop? Like take a sabbatical until 2022. It would be rad if you, like, stopped grave robbing and digging up curses and plagues and shiat for a bit. Cause bro, this is all a little too much and I would appreciate if you just, like, chilled out.
 
2020-10-17 12:07:51 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Odin vs Osiris!
Hel vs Anubis!
Thor vs Seth!
We'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need THE EDGE!!!


No love for Sterculius?
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2020-10-17 12:30:38 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Too bad that Norse mythology is being hijacked by white supremacists and other scum as a
way of legitimizing or at least attempting to obfuscate their bullshat...


Exactly, and I love Norse mythology (and mythologies from every ethnicity and culture).
 
2020-10-17 12:52:02 AM  
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Trailer Park God House, for low rent believers?

Tom Metcalfe writes that since the gods were only able to consume the food in spirit, religious services also doubled as feasts for worshippers.

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2020-10-17 1:02:20 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Too bad that Norse mythology is being hijacked by white supremacists and other scum as a
way of legitimizing or at least attempting to obfuscate their bullshat...


Ugh. This.

Decades ago I bought a cool Thor's hammer pendant, because my grandfather was Danish and my family lived in Sweden for a year, and I was interested in runes...

I lost it in 1995, my first weekend moving to a new state... and going on a long hike in the woods...

A few years ago the new security guys at the local brewery all wore stylized Celtic hammers, and I asked where they got it. I had been looking for a replacement for years.

A few days later somebody at the brewery asked, "What are YOU wearing that for?" I explained my grandfather was a Great Dane, and studying runes after living in Sweden. They said, "Okay, you actually have a reason to be wearing that. But those guys..." and he filled me in. I was skeptical. A few days later a few other folks had the same disbelieving reaction seeing that hammer on me, but each person acknowledged "Well, that's different in your case, but those guys..." So I took it off.

Looking back, I am grateful that all those folks, not all of them close friends, were shocked to see me wearing that - and let me know.

One more odd detail.
I moved away for a year and they switched to Fanta soda, a WWII invention when Coca Cola blockaded their syrups to Nazi Germany. I always wondered if that was a dog whistle.
 
2020-10-17 1:16:15 AM  
Awaken, awaken, awaken, awaken
Take the land, that must be taken
Awaken, awaken, awaken, awaken
Devour worlds, smite forsaken
 
2020-10-17 6:57:42 AM  
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2020-10-17 10:21:54 AM  

Spice Must Flow: Mr. Shabooboo: Too bad that Norse mythology is being hijacked by white supremacists and other scum as a
way of legitimizing or at least attempting to obfuscate their bullshat...

Ugh. This.

Decades ago I bought a cool Thor's hammer pendant, because my grandfather was Danish and my family lived in Sweden for a year, and I was interested in runes...

I lost it in 1995, my first weekend moving to a new state... and going on a long hike in the woods...

A few years ago the new security guys at the local brewery all wore stylized Celtic hammers, and I asked where they got it. I had been looking for a replacement for years.

A few days later somebody at the brewery asked, "What are YOU wearing that for?" I explained my grandfather was a Great Dane, and studying runes after living in Sweden. They said, "Okay, you actually have a reason to be wearing that. But those guys..." and he filled me in. I was skeptical. A few days later a few other folks had the same disbelieving reaction seeing that hammer on me, but each person acknowledged "Well, that's different in your case, but those guys..." So I took it off.

Looking back, I am grateful that all those folks, not all of them close friends, were shocked to see me wearing that - and let me know.

One more odd detail.
I moved away for a year and they switched to Fanta soda, a WWII invention when Coca Cola blockaded their syrups to Nazi Germany. I always wondered if that was a dog whistle.


I wear my hammer on a rainbow string just to avoid anyone misinterpreting me as being One Of Those Jerks.
 
2020-10-17 10:42:51 AM  
So, you get to have a feast and get drunk with all your friends.  I bet it was a real fun religion to be a member of.
 
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