posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:12 PM
For those interested in Norse mythology here is some information about their doomsday prophecy regarding a nasty winter that comes upon earth:
In stanza 44, Odin poses the question to Vafþrúðnir as to who of mankind will survive the "famous" Fimbulvetr (“Mighty Winter”).
Vafþrúðnir responds in stanza 45 that those survivors will be Líf and Lífþrasir, and that they will hide in the forest of Hoddmímis holt, that
they will consume the morning dew, and will produce generations of offspring. In stanza 46, Odin asks what sun will come into the sky after Fenrir has
consumed the sun that exists. Vafþrúðnir responds that Sól will bear a daughter before Fenrir assails her, and that after Ragnarök this daughter
will continue her mother's path.
Fimbulvetr (in English Fimbulwinter) is three consecutive winters where there is no summer between those years. This extreme winter precludes the
event called Ragnarok, which means “fate of the gods”.
Fimbulvetr is the harsh winter that precedes the end of the world and puts an end to all life on Earth. Fimbulwinter is three successive
winters where snow comes in from all directions, without any intervening summer. During this time, there will be innumerable wars and ties of blood
will no longer be respected: the next-of-kin will lie together and brothers will kill brothers.
If there is an ice age event in the future, due to Global Warming, then the Norse legend could be right about Fimbulwinter. Just watch the movie
“The Day after Tomorrow” to see how Hollywood envisions it. The climate mechanisms in the movie are supported by scientific data.
Extreme cloud cover all over the earth during this wintery event could be seen as the consumption of Sun and Moon by Fenrir. Once the sky clears and
the sun appears after the three years of winter the returning sun could be regarded as the new daughter birthed from Sol.
When the ocean currents stop flowing, due to salinity imbalance, we are in big trouble.
On a lighter note, this story could have been a result of an extreme winter event that took place between 535 and 536 across Northern Europe. This was
only for two years but maybe it felt more like three.