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RAGNAROK: Doom of the gods

Viking Folktales and Norse Mythology of the End of the World?

It seems that almost every culture has its tales of the End of the World. And, even today, in our modern society, we have those enviromental doomsayers, that tell us the end of our world is near, and that some eco-disaster is about to fall on us! (Well, are they right?)

Consequently, when we look at Vikings and the Old Norsemen Mythology, should we be so surprised to find a tale of the End of the World among them? Well, no! However, a close examination of their saga of the End Times reveals some very startling and surprising things. So, come along with us, as we take a closer look.

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So, what is so special about this Scandinavian view of how the World will end?

Well, some of that, is in its name. RaGNaRoK (pronounced? as R@G-Nah-RawK - with the @ as we hear in back) is held to be the Doom of the gods or perhaps the Twlight of the gods. It has also been suggested that it is Regnerak or ReGNeRawRK implying the un-reigning of the gods. So, clearly, this is refering to a time when the Norse gods will be done away with. (Or, were they, already?)

Now, while the general populace delights in fantasy, and does not care if such an even tever really took place or not, Viking Historians have been wondering if the tale does not have some historical truth to it. And unfortunately, most myths do incorporate a certain amount of TRUTH in them. But, the problem is unravelling what is real, from what is just hot air! So, is there, indeed, any TRUTH to this Viking Folktale?

Even more intriguing, for Theologians, some view this Norse Mythology as a vision of the End Times. For, Bible Scholars have been noting lots of Prophecies, recently, that point to an imminent destruction of Our World! And, a destruction scenario that all too closely matches what the Northmen claimed!

So, what do we have here? Historical facts? Or, future prophecy? Or, BOTH?

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Other Viking Tales tell of an Ivar Vidfadmi, who reportedly united all the 12 Northern Nations into one Scandia, as a kind of King Arthur of Scandinavia. And, like Arthur, he was held to be a Christian King (even though, the record also tells that he married 12 Princesses). And, there are enough scrapes of historical evidence to make us believe that some kind of Ivar character really did exist. So, here we have some historical TRUTH, perhaps?

So, did he destroy the Norse gods?

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IDOLOCLASTIC CALL - the Purge of Pagan Idols

Now, Ivar was a Goth or GahTSK, so along with his Judeo-Christian (Messianic) beliefs, he seems to have sparked something of a REVIVAL in his time. And, with that REVIVAL came a Call to purge his lands of Idols and Idolaters.

Now, Norse mythology holds that the world is locked in a battle between good and evil. But, who can tell the good guys in the white hats, from the bad guys with black ones? Typically, the Pagans insist that the Norse gods are good, while Loki, the Gray Wolf, is held as the demon of evil. (But, then, a close look, will show the Norse gods aren't so pure and holy! So, what is the real color of their hat?)

And, even more curious, to this story, the emblem that Ivar used as his sign was that of the GRAY WOLF, supposedly from the Tribe of Benjamin (Genesis 49:27)--out of respect for King Saul, one of the ruling Dynasties of Israel. So, was Ivar the evil Gray Wolf of the Ragnarok Story? And, did he destroy the Norse gods, and force them into a Twlight? That would seem to fit, historically, with his Purge of Idols. (For details on this Scriptural Purge of Idols, see IDOLOCLASTIC CALL.)

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RAGNAROK and the Bible Prophecies of the End Times:

Well, while Viking Folktales seem to match other cultures mythology (as most mythology seems to over-lap), there is an amazing fit between the Bible Prophecies of what the End Times will be like, and the scenario painted by the Norsemen Mythology of what will happen in Ragnarok! And, not only are the steps there, but they also seem to be in the same chronological order. So, let us take a closer look at them:

1. The Norse gods will come to set up a Kingdom at the center of the Earth (Middle East?), that will be (or was) called Asgard or OusGaRahDT (or Osgard), meaning the Garden of the gods. (For more details on this mythical(?) Garden, see WHY DID ASGARD BURN.) This reign will come to control Man and the humans, who live, by this view, in Midgardt or the Middle Garden (Earth?). This strangely parallels the rise of the Kingdom of the Beast and the anti-Christ, which many Believe5rs are looking to occur, soon (1 Thessalonians 2:2-9 and Revelation 13:1-8)!

2. Then will come a great 3-Year Winter, which seems to also match the time of trials and troubles for Believers (Revelation 13:5). For, this parallels the Great Persecution upon Believers, that will be brought about by the False-Prophet (Matthew 24:9-12 and Revelation 13:11-18). And the image of Winter (and no harvests) may go along with the view that Believers will not be allowed to buy and sell to get food during this time (unless they take the mark of the Beast).

3. Next, will come 3-Years of Natural Disasters: plagues, environmental pollution, earthquakes, and a GREAT TIDAL WAVE (where the Great Serpent of the Ocean is suppose to rise up, and engulf the Land). This seems to match the time of Great Tribulation, when the wrath of God will be poured out on disobedient Mankind (Matthew 24:20-22 and Revelations 16:1-21). And many Plagues will be loosed by God upon the rebellious, much as they were upon Egypt in the Exodus!

[Abrahamic Faith (Stars) Shield] 4. Following this, will come a Great Cosmic Collapse, as the giants of Utgard or UTiGaRDT, meaning the Outer Garden (Heaven?) will come and invade the lands of the Norse gods. This seems to correspond to the Heavenly Signs of the Scriptures: Sun and Moon to darken, and the Stars to fall from the sky--as the whole Universe is rolled together, like a scroll (Isaiah 34:4 Matthew 24:29 and Revelations 6:12-17).

5. Then, comes the Giant Gray Wolf, sometimes called Loki. Or, is this the symbol of Ivar? Yes, most likely, it is Ivar that fore-shadowed the coming of a GREAT KING or Messiah! (Or was the emblem originallu a White Lion, like Aslan?) In any case, this Giant, and his followers, come and assault Asgard or OuSGaRahDT. At this LAST BATTLE (Armageddon?), the Norse gods will be defeated and destroyed--and the city of the gods wiped out in a GREAT FIRE! This sounds awfully close to the Second Coming of Christ, with Ivar, as the Great King fore-shadowing Y'Shua or Jesus' Return (Matthew 24:29-31 and Revelation 19:19-21 & 20:7-10).

6. Next, the Giants will make revenge and retribution on evil doers, as they punish the wicked and slay the followers of the Norse gods. And this seems to match the Great Day of Judgment by God, where the wicked will be brought before HIM, and sentenced according to their deeds (Matthew 25:31-46 and Revelation 20:11-15).

7. Finally, the Giants make a new world, with a NEW GARDEN, which has a Tree of Life, that the survivors of Mankind may eat from, and live forever! And this amazingly seems to parallel the New Heaven and New Earth, and the New Jerusalem, of the Bible Prophecies (Revelation 21:1, 2-11; and 22:1-5).

THEREFORE, while a type of Ragnarok may have occured in the reign of Ivar Vidfadmi, this was a fore-shadowing of the Future event of the End of the World, when Christ shall return, and set all things right! [AstrilanZ Galactic Shield]


For those who Believe, God used a lot of fore-thought and fore-shadowing, when HE Planned the World, and designed it to fit HIS purposes. Consequently, we do, indeed, find that events back in history often turn up fore-shadowing or prophecying events to come in the Future.

Yet, modern minds may try to ignore the coming End of the World. And for that matter, even the existence of God!

However, consider this: if God created the whole Universe by HIS Command, then certainly as HIS Word, HE came bring it all to an END, as well! Nor is this groundless speculation! For it is written:

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth (Genesis 1:1)

Thus, as HE was the one that created it, so too can HE also destroy it, as it were, in an instant, as it is written:

But, the Day of the Lord [returning] will come as a thief in the night, in which the Heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements melt with fervent heat--the Earth also, and all the works that are therein shall be burned up! (2 Peter 3:10)
So, face the facts of life! There is a God. And HE will soon judge the World, and bring about its end and destruction! Don't try to hide your head in the sand, over this. Or, be as the idiots who try to say there is no God, for it is written:
[Only] the fool has said in his heart: There is no God. (Pslams 14:1)

For God's existence (and HIS Power and Glory) are manifest, and clearly evident from the design, scientific laws, and symmetry of the Universe! (Yeah, doesn't a fancy watch mean that there had to be a good watchmaker?) So, without question, THERE IS A GOD!

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Well, then, do you deserve to burn with the idolaters? Unfortunately, the Holy Scriptures very clearly points out to us that:
For all have sinned, and fallen short of the glory of God [perfection HE intended]! (Romans 3:23)

Thus, all humans are trapped in sin, and by it, to slavery to serving the Devil! So, whether you like it or not, you are bound in spiritual chains, and being carried off to that Great Future Fire of destruction!

However, there is a remedy (if you are willing to take it), for it is also written:

...without the shedding of blood, there is no remission [cure] for sin. (Hebrews 9:22)

Thus, with an appropriate animal blood sacrifice, there could be an atonement for sin. (And this is what the Jews did with the Temple for centuries.) But, that was only temporary--and required an annual sacrifice.

Consequently, someone had to die, and shed their blood, to atone or pay for YOUR sins--to make a PERMENANT ATONEMENT! Now, who would do that? (And what would you have to give them?)

[Word of God Shield] Well, you don't have to! For, God took care of it, even as it is written:

But God commends [demonstrates] HIS Love, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died [on the Cross] for us! (Romans 5:8)

And to grasp the whole program that HE intended in doing that, consider:

For God so Loved the World [Mankind], that HE gave [sacrificed] HIS only begotton Son [Y'shua or Jesus], that whosoever Believers in HIM should not perish [in Hell's Fire], but have everlasting Life [in Heaven, with God]! (John 3:16)

Now, this is the Gospel or Good News: that Christ died on the Cross to PERMENANTLY pay for YOUR sins. Yes, HE shed his own precious blood, dying in YOUR place--as your own death, by proxy! Thus, through Belief in HIM, you are saved from the coming END OF THE WORLD! But, only if you will turn to HIM!

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IT'S YOUR CHOICE (Don't blow it!)

Now, when God made Man, HE gave him FREE WILL, or the ability to choose to serve God or not, even as it is written:
...Choose ye [you] this day, whom ye shall serve... (Joshua 24:15).
So, like your Viking ancestors, the GahTSK, you can choose to follow God (and accept HIS blood atonement on the Cross), or you can choose the path of the wicked world around you (and go on to DESTRUCTION). It is your choice!

OKAY! How do I choose to follow God?

Actually it is very simple. Just say the following prayer out loud (so God will know that you agree to it). It forms a kind of Covenant or Mediavel Social Contract between you and God. You are to serve HIM and HE is to take you to Heaven in your afterlife. So, just repeat this, aloud:

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If you have just said that above prayer, you are now SAVED FROM THE END OF THE WORLD! (Or, as some say: BORN AGAIN.) Now, this is a really an important occassion! One worth celebrating. For you are now part of the Ancient Norsemen Faith--and the modern Northmen Religion. So, contact us, that we can rejoice with you!

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Well, this may all sound good, but I'm still not convinced. (You may say?) Call it skepticism, or what have you, I'm just not sure that this is for me! How can you be so sure? (You may ask.)

Okay, perhaps you need a little time to think things over. Or, maybe you just need some more facts, to understand what all the real issues are. So, take the time and read through some of our other materials. Then, once you have all the facts, perhaps you can make a better decision.

To help you understand this process of going to Heaven for your afterlife, we have written a more detailed article on the whole Regeneration Concept. This is filed away with the rest of Our Northmen basic teachings.

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