Hi and welcome to the year 2012. The time of the supposed end of the ages. We might be at the start of the new death age and Age of the Wolf / Wolf Age, as prior to Ragnarok, or the Kali Yuga, Apocalypse, or basically what people call Doomsday. Many say that 2012 would be the end of the world, and others think it's a major time shift such as an opening for a renewal.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, the year 2012 is predicted by the Mayan calendar to be the end of time itself. The Mayan calendar has a cycle period covering about five thousand and one hundred and twentyfive years. Cataclysms before the time within December 2012 should occur to build up to this prediction end.
Clearly, all calendars throughout the world are arbitrary man-made constructions. Generally, they are based on alignment with particular celestial phenomena such as the solar or lunar year. Mayan calendars are no exception and currently the Mayan calendar tradition calls attention to the day we call December 21 , 2012. The Maya have been aware for hundreds of years that on that Winter solstice day, a unique astronomical event will occur: a very rare conjunction of the Sun with the ecliptic of the Milky Way galaxy.... Mayan end times
Here is a web page with clear diagrams of the galactic alignment for 2012 prediction and the significance it has.
2012 Mayan Calendar
Perhaps this is scare mongering? According to NASA, this is all just a date on the calendar with "nothing" to worry about. Read that page "2012: Beginning of the End?".
However, is there a galactic alignment in 2012? Look at "What is the Galactic Alignment?" by John Major Jenkins on this site shows. The page includes detailed drawings and diagrams, plus a very simple explanation about the 2012 alignment in the Nuclear Bulge at the galactic centre. (Just thought I would mention that these giant star clouds look like turning sacred wheels, symbols of ancient cultures on Earth. These sacred wheels are found across the world on jewellery, art, rocks, carved or painted in mystical places, decourating friezes, relics, objects, treasure and even embedded outdoors on stones, walls, grass and shells. For more information on these sacred wheels, the Swastika, look at this site "Swastika from origins to the present day").
An image showing two different views of the galactic nuclear bulge.
Apart from the Mayan 2012 prophecy and the galactic alignment, what of Ragnarok and Doomsday? Well it's also got the mythical sories of the end times pointing to like now! (maybe). The Germanic myths tell of the three winters leading to Ragnarok, a time when the gods will perish, and Thor battles with the world serpent, and the sun and the moon are swallowed by giant wolves of doom. Fenris, the monstrous wolf, would be released from his chains. We also have the Kali Yuga a time of degeneracy and darkness, although this doesn't mean the end of time. Here is a very good site full of texts from the website about the Kali Yuga. In the Book of Revelation goes the eerie star called "wormwood" that falls from the sky and poisons the water.
Ragnarok is part of the ancient Germanic saga that means "Twilight of the Gods". It's set at an end time when people do thus, as written in the Vala:
- Brœðr muno beriaz
- ok at bǫnom verða[z]
- muno systrungar
- sifiom spilla.
- Hart er í heimi,
- hórdómr mikill
- —skeggǫld, skálmǫld
- —skildir ro klofnir—
- vindǫld, vargǫld—
- áðr verǫld steypiz.
- Mun engi maðr
- ǫðrom þyrma
- Translated into English means:
So what does all this mean?
- Brothers will fight
- and kill each other,
- sisters' children
- will defile kinship.
- It is harsh in the world,
- whoredom rife
- —an axe age, a sword age
- —shields are riven—
- a wind age, a wolf age—
- before the world goes headlong.
- No man will have
- mercy on another.
First of all let's look at the Germanic myth of Ragnarok. The world serpent, or Midgarg Serpent called Jormungand circles the planet. Thor, god of thunder, attempts to destroy the serpent at Ragnarok and according to the myth, He's poisononed by the giant serpent. Also the All-Father god, Odin, is killed by Fenris the giant wolf. Most of the other gods and goddesses are killed. The wolves Skoll and Hati chase the sun and the moon, and destroys them. All the mortal people are killed as the earth is set on fire. There would be few survivors, and according to the myth they include children of the fallen gods and two mortals, a man and a woman.
In one of his books,Varg Vikernes writes that Jormungand (the world serpent) is the equator. To locate his writings and books, visit: Burzum Library.
Now the rest I cannot speculate on. I will say it may be symbolic of the climate changes, the magnetic pole shift and the galactic alignment, which can cause an event. I will guess that the myth of the wolves swallowing the sun and moon sounds like (in reality) a vast ash cloud. What else covers the sun and moon and appears to have eaten them? It may be a cloud churned up from a volcanic eruption or some other disaster, an asteroid impact or even from a nuclear winter! The surviving gods are the boy children and little mention of girl children except the daughter of the sun goddess. This might be to do with legacy, male inheritance, Y-chromosome DNA and father's namesake? It might be a continued culture and wisdom, or a masculine phase, a new patriarchy dawn refreshed and new. The mortals, a man and a woman, whatever is left of the people, retreat into a forest and live off dew.
No other goddess apart from the sun's daughter survives Ragnarok, just all gods? Well this is someone else's view: The Post Ragnarok Gods but little elsewhere is said of them.
The story of the star called wormwood might also be Phobos-Grunt! This is a failed Russian satellite, hurtling downwards and is due to come to earth at any time in January, this month actually, no known time or whereabouts. No one knows where it will fall. Yet this particular satellite is poisonous and like most space debris, from old satellites, it falls into the sea. Have a look at this news related article about Phobos-Grunt. We'll see anyway.