Washington, Feb 22: Experts from the Jorvik Viking Center, which is currently hosting its annual Viking festival in northern England, claim that the end of times as predicted in Norse mythology is scheduled for today, Feb 22, when gods including Thor, Odin, and Loki will fight an epic battle causing the world to sink beneath the sea.
Their confident prediction is based on Norse folklore that Ragnarok will happen after three freezing winters with no summers in between, which USA Today notes is a "subjective call" after two lousy summers in northern Europe.
The organizers-who have a countdown to doomsday on their website-say they're pretty sure the god Heimdallr blew the mystical Gjallerhorn on Nov. 15 as "a portent of doom," marking the start of a 100-day countdown to the Norse apocalypse, the Independent reported.
"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," the festival's director said.(ANI)