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Korpo
9th August 2010, 11:15 AM
Today, all of a sudden the word "Ragnarök" popped into my mind. Not usually part of my everyday thinking, I have to say. I had to look it up, actually to be sure:


In Norse mythology, Ragnarök (pronounced UK: /ˈræɡnərɜːk/,[2] US: /ˈræɡnərɒk/ or /ˈræɡnərək/;[3] Old Norse [rɑɡnɑrøk] "final destiny of the gods"[4]) is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdall, and the jötunn Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and reborn gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors.(from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar%C3%B6k)

Well, I don't know why I suddenly think of half-forgotten mythological terms, or Armageddon, but don't say I haven't warned you... ;)

Oliver

Beekeeper
9th August 2010, 12:15 PM
Well, thank God for that! I was wondering when we'd just get it over with and start afresh.

Sometimes I do think we have words in our vocabulary that we're not even aware of. I know a few years ago my son needed a maths term, I blurted out "tessellation", we looked it up and it was the correct answer. I figure it was something I read on a maths poster in a classroom somewhere. The same thing happens when you watch game shows or play trivia games.

Ragnarök was something I'd heard before too. :wink:

Korpo
9th August 2010, 01:34 PM
Don't you actually find it funny that Norse mythology puts a "startover" after their epic final battle?

Oliver

ButterflyWoman
9th August 2010, 01:57 PM
Just don't go out tonight. It's bound to take your life. There's a bad moon on the rise.

*serious nod*

(That, by the way, is the most upbeat, perky end-of-the-world song EVAH!)

farewell2arms
9th August 2010, 03:38 PM
Aww man, and here I was just gettin into this whole life business... :wink:

8)

Korpo
9th August 2010, 03:51 PM
I didn't give a timeframe - bad business practice in the apocalype business, you know? All those 2012 guys will be out-of-business in two years... :mrgreen:

So, the message is: Enjoy your life, the end is near! ;)

Oliver

sono
10th August 2010, 03:52 AM
Korpo, that is very strange as I have also had this word pop into my mind from "nowhere" in the last few weeks :o & noted it in my dream diary!!

Palehorse Redivivus
10th August 2010, 04:21 AM
FWIW I have had indications that this is a rather "active" period on various other planes, especially if we take "apocolypse" at its literal meaning, which is "unveiling."

Beekeeper
10th August 2010, 10:41 AM
It's a pretty male-centric mythology as far as I can see and standard fare as far as these things go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INImTH2lda4

Korpo
10th August 2010, 10:41 AM
sono, that is kind of mindblowing! :shock:

Cheers,
Oliver

Korpo
10th August 2010, 10:42 AM
It's a pretty male-centric mythology as far as I can see and standard fare as far as these things go.

You say it as if it were a bad thing... :mrgreen:

Oliver

alphadracooverlord
10th August 2010, 02:57 PM
That was a nice Ragnarök video. The song "Enigma - Shadows in Silence" is really good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO9cqSZQ ... B&index=63 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO9cqSZQbNI&feature=PlayList&p=B7623A1486342A2B&index=63)

Go Valkyries!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx7XNb3Q ... re=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx7XNb3Q9Ek&feature=related)

Ancient Hebrew

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... -inscr.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Silwan-inscr.jpg)

Old norse scripture (runskrift)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... stenen.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Stentoftenstenen.jpg)

Everyone likes a good show!

Palehorse Redivivus
11th August 2010, 03:42 AM
It's a pretty male-centric mythology as far as I can see and standard fare as far as these things go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INImTH2lda4

I think of the Norse Ragnarok in terms of "violent integration" in a "matter vs. antimatter" sense. Two sides collide, mutual annihilation in many cases, very changed small minority leftover afterward to resurrect and re-proliferate. I've had a few of those experiences myself. I get the sense that that was the way it was set to occur on the archetypal planes at the time it was written, particularly with the pressures of Christianity encroaching on the Viking age and making everything a bit more urgent to resolve before it was destroyed from without. In any case I get the strong sense that a lot has been and will still be resolved so that version doesn't actually play out for those guys, which is all well and good as far as I'm concerned, as I'm kind of a fan. ;)

Beekeeper
11th August 2010, 11:56 AM
In any case I get the strong sense that a lot has been and will still be resolved so that version doesn't actually play out for those guys, which is all well and good as far as I'm concerned, as I'm kind of a fan.

Yeah, I'm with ya on that. :wink: I'd prefer different scenarios.

Tutor
11th August 2010, 01:40 PM
cool thread. thanks korpo. :D