According to experts from the Jorvik Viking Centre Ragnarok will begin on the 22nd of February 2014.
Viking folklore had its own take on the apocalypse called Ragnarok which would involve gods smiting each other, the sky stained with poison and three freezing winters – so we’re a third of the way there already.
Norse experts have calculated that the viking gods are going to start flinging magic hammers at each other on February 22 2014 as Thor’s dad Odin gets mauled to death by a wolf which will get the ball rolling for the armageddon.
Scandinavian cultural boffins at York’s Jorvik viking centre have heralded the beginning of the end by blowing a sacred war trumpet.
Jorvik viking centre boss Danielle Daglan said: “In the last couple of years, we’ve had predictions of the Mayan apocalypse, which passed without incident, and numerous other dates where the end of the world has been pencilled in by seers, fortune tellers and visionaries.
“But the sound of the horn is possibly the best indicator yet that the Viking version of the end of the world really will happen on 22 February.”
Whether this is true I couldn’t possibly say, but the idea of Odin being mauled to death by a wolf… well, I shall be sure to have the popcorn ready.