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Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:14 pm ]
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H/T texan59 CTH..............

Will the world END next week? Viking apocalypse 'Ragnarok' due to arrive on February 22
Feb 17, 2014 03:08
By Chris Richards

The predicted Armageddon coincides with this year's 30th JORVIK Viking Festival


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Viking warriors have begun to arrive in York in preparation for the end of the world.

'Norsemen' from across the UK and further afield are converging on the historic Yorkshire town as Ragnarok, the final bloody battle predicted in Norse mythology approaches on February 22.

Believers say that when the fateful day arrives Earth will split open, unleashing the inhabitants of Hel.

The wolf, Fenrir, son of Loki, will break out of his prison and the Midgard snake Jormungand will rise from the sea.

Nidhogg, the dragon of the underworld, will gnaw at the world tree, Yggdrasil, until it groans and wilts.

Then as the ice giants of Jotunheim come thundering over the horizon, the dead heroes of Valhalla will descend from heaven to fight them.

These events were prophesied by the god Odin who had hung himself from Yggdrasill for nine days so he could die and be re-born with wisdom and foresight.

The apocalypse coincides with the 30th JORVIK Viking Festival, which is taking place in York until February 23.

Festival director Danielle Daglan said: "Ragnarok is the ultimate landmark in Viking mythology, when the gods fall and die, so this really is an event that should not be underestimated."

... more at link
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news ... ue-3153959

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:15 pm ]
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Who knew?

The world would end on a Saturday! :eek

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:22 pm ]
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My contacts in Norway (Son and family) have kept very quiet about this :eek

Ylvis - The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)



Author:  BertaBlue [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:23 pm ]
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Rumpole wrote:
Who knew?

The world would end on a Saturday! :eek


Well, duh! That's so we can rest on Sunday!

:64

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:27 pm ]
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Not gonna happen.... we are past Saturday here... and I just looked out the window... world still there. :wall

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:28 pm ]
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Norse / Germanic Mythology: Ragnarok



Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:38 pm ]
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Ragnarok

Was the name of a NZ Rock band in the 70's

(I did a quick google and it been a band name used by a Norwegian lot (that figures) and a Swedish group as well.)

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Ragnarok were formed in Auckland in 1974, out of the remnants of breweries band Sweet Feet. Andre, Ross and Mark were originally from Christchurch, where they were together in a three piece called Flying Wild at the beginning of the seventies. They then formed Sweet Feet and moved to Auckland, where they played the pub circuit. In 1974 they disbanded this group, and it was at that point they met up with Ramon York and Lea Maalfrid.

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Applying glitter, dressing loud and developing a song list of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Yes, they formed Ragnarok. They quickly established themselves as being the ultimate acid band of the mid-seventies. They were right into synthesizers, where their instruments featured guitar synthesizers, keyboard synthesizers and mellotron. They all shared the vocals, but were also very fortunate to have one of the finest female vocalists around at the time, Lea Maalfrid, as a member of the group.

...more at link
http://www.sergent.com.au/music/ragnarok.html

Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:51 pm ]
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I remember the name... think I saw them live at free concert type events and that they did some great cover numbers... Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

RAGNAROK NZ.



Author:  Rumpole [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:01 pm ]
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Ragnarok - Fenris



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