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Fimbulwinter: The Great Winter that lasts three consecutive years.

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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.

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:20 PM
Well I don't believe on most world ending prophecies.And our planet is pointing in the opposite direction of an ice age, so I believe this is just the Norse being superstitious about their heavy winters. Who knows.

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:21 PM
Something like this has already happened in rather recent times, albeit only for 1 year, but I suppose that the duration of such an event is related to the severity and intensity of the cause. Volcano's or meteor impacts come to mind, and this links shows the volcanic side to this scenario..

A Winter that never went away

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:39 PM
reply to post by ufohunter16

In the movie they showed massive melting of the ice caps all over the world changed the salt content in the ocean which caused the currents to stop flowing. The stalled water caused an extreme weather event in the atmosphere.

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:53 PM
reply to post by charlyv

Thanks for sharing that information. I did not know about the winter event of 1816. It appears a number of events lead up to the continuous winter.

The Year Without a Summer (also known as the Poverty Year, The Summer that Never Was, Year There Was No Summer and Eighteen Hundred Froze to Death[1]) was the year 1816, in which severe summer climate abnormalities caused average global temperatures to decrease by 0.4–0.7 °C (0.7–1.3 °F),[2] resulting in major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere.[3][4] It is believed that the anomaly was caused by a combination of a historic low in solar activity with a volcanic winter event, the latter caused by a succession of major volcanic eruptions capped by the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), the largest known eruption in over 1,300 years.

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 10:30 PM
reply to post by lostinspace

Yes, and that is a great observation. One that many miss today, in that mysterious or out-of-ordinary Earth and space anomalies do not necessarily have a single direct cause. We are a universe of cycles, and when the cycles of certain factions synchronize with other cycles that can cause a similar outcome, we get a big hit. Thus, the way of nature, and it will always be that way.

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