The Vikings’ ragnarok was supposed to be the end of the world, but instead some people are saying it was just a marketing campaign by the Jorvik Vikings Centre?
In a related report by The Inquisitr, for all the details about the Ragnarok legend I suggest clicking on this link. Unlike the Mayan end of the world, the coming ragnarok, or doom of the gods, was ignored by the majority of the world. I even contacted a professional Thor cosplayer about the Vikings’ end of the world and instead of doing a Ragnarok photo shoot featuring the sons of Odin in battle he instead was focused on Assassin’s Creed.
It turns out that the Jorvik Vikings Centre is responsible for promoting the claim that the Vikings would herald in World War 3 on February 22, 2014. They claimed various news events around the world were successful predictions made by the Norse poems. They even had the mythical horn Gjallerhorn crafted to blow a warning 100 days before the event, which was supposed to be the duty of Hemdallr.
But warnings from the Jorvik Vikings Centre tended to be cheeky rather than serious. Almost no one took them seriously and instead readied for a large party hosted by the Centre, which some called a “rather successful marketing campaign” for the Jorvik Viking Festival:
“But even though the world isn’t about to end, we can still use this invented Ragnarok as an excuse to feast like vikings and celebrate the coming transition in the Northern Hemisphere from the snows of winter to the fertile fields of spring.”
It’s estimated that about 40,000 people descended on the town of York for the party. Danielle Daglan, festival director, says the fireworks may have scared some of the locals:
“It goes without saying that we are delighted that our prediction of Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse, did not actually occur, although given the pyrotechnics and screams of delight this evening at the finale of the Jorvik Viking Festival, people around York might have momentarily believed it did.”
Did you celebrate the Vikings’ end of the world scenario foretold as being Ragnarok?