History may paint a violent picture of the Vikings.
But there is evidence that they may have been peacefully trading with Native Americans
for hundreds of years.
All without driving them to extinction in fact!
Thousands Get Together in Lerwick Shetland (Northern English Isle) Each Year to Celebrate Viking Heritage
Look, they even have a little viking in the parade! Isn’t that cute.
Ragna Rok is a Norse prophesy of destruction and rebirth.
Othin, chief of the Gods, calls on a “Volva” – or wise woman. She talks of talks of the past – the creation of the world, the dwarfs, the creation of men and women, etc.
But then she speaks of the future ahead – the final destruction of the Gods. The final battle. In this battle, fire and flood will overwhelm heaven and earth as the Gods fight their enemies. Valkyries will bring the slain warriors to support Othin and the other Gods in battle. Othin will be slain as fire leaps high over heaven itself.
But this is not all.
A new and beautiful world rises to replace the ruins of the old.
Because creation of the new must result from destruction of the old.
Old prophesies relate to the near future.
The world needs vikings. Vikings believed that the most honorable deed was to fight an enemy greater than themselves.
We face a world where Goliath sized corporations and the mega-rich are seizing a majority of the world’s resources, using political strings to start wars for oil and destroying life on the planet for the sake of money.
Most of us know that what our leaders are doing is wrong. Yet few have the courage to fight.
Speak out. Fight.
Your sword will cut the throat of liars and murderers
Their heads will tumble to the ground
Let their heads lie where they belong
In a pool of their toxic blood.
I do not claim credit for this fan made video, but I believe it is awesome.