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.

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website - http://jo-anncarson.com

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