R is for Ragnarok, the Norse Armageddon - A to Z Challenge - Jo-Ann Carson

R is for Ragnarok, the Norse Armageddon – A to Z Challenge

My theme for the “A to Z Challenge” is World Mythology.A2Z-BADGE 2016-smaller_zpslstazvib
My A to Z posts will run concurrently with my usual posts. I hope they spark your curiosity. I find it fascinating how so many stories crossed the boundaries of countries and even oceans.


R is for Ragnarok, the Norse Armageddon

The north portal of the 11th-century Urnes stave church has been interpreted as containing depictions of snakes and dragons that represent Ragnarök.[1]

The north portal of the 11th-century Urnes stave church has been interpreted as containing depictions of snakes and dragons that represent Ragnarök.[1]

Christianity has the four horseman of the apocalypse and Armageddon. Norse mythology has Ragnarok.
It is a series of events set in the future that bring about the death of the major figures in their mythology including Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr and Loki and most of the people on earth. After a battle and a series of natural disasters the world becomes submersed in water.
But the legend doesn’t stop there. The world is repopulated by two human survivors who live in an eternal winter.


 

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Feature Photo: Then the Awful Fight Began(depiction by George Wright, 1908) Wikipedia

DO YOU WANT MORE?

Go to my 2016 A to Z Challenge page to see my other posts on world mythology.


0 Replies to “R is for Ragnarok, the Norse Armageddon – A to Z Challenge”

  1. I find it so strange, but also fascinating, that Norse gods lived with the knowledge of their end. We normally think of gods as being that will live forever. Ragnarok is a very different knowledge.
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