Brace Yourselves: The End Of The World Is Coming

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Get ready, people: the world is ending soon.

We made it through Y2K, Harold Camping’s endless predictions, and the Mayans' disappointing 2012 date, but we’re not out of the woods yet. According to Norse mythology, the world is set to end this Saturday – and get your cameras out, because it’s going to look awesome.

The Norse apocalypse event, called Ragnarok, will culiminate in an epic battle on Saturday. Barring a Peyton Manning-like letdown, this will be a fight for the ages.

The Norse gods – Thor, Odin, Loki, Freyr, and all the rest – are scheduled to brawl on Saturday evening. The fight is supposed to rock the earth to its core and send our little planet into the sea.

According to Danielle Daglan, director of the Norse-themed Jorvik Festival, we humans could get lucky. Ragnarok doesn't necessarily signal the end of the world for humanity – just the gods.

“The end of the world is really an end of the world for the gods, and the world will be reborn for the human population," Daglan said.

Suddenly, Ragnarok seems like a code word for the scientific enlightenment.

Anyways, get your popcorn ready. This end of the world prediction sounds like the coolest one yet. 

Sources: Mail Online, Smithsonian