Sven & Fritz Teach about Fimbulwinter from Norse Mythology
Posted on August 14 2018
It is Sven, with the assistance of Fritz. Today we are going to speak of Fimbulwinter from Norse mythology.
In Norse myth, before the end of the world or Ragnorak, there will be three winters in a row with no summers in between. This is called the Fimbulwinter. (Fritz: This is a time of miserable cold and darkness.)
This is why it is often said that to the Norse, hell was not cold but rather hot.
History may have caused this myth. It is said that beginning in the Year 500 of the Common Era, there were three hundred years of extreme cold in Scandinavia. Many farms were abandoned. The people and animals were starving, and there were many battles over food.
This terrible time may have been the beginning of the story of Fimbulwinter. (Fritz: See, weather is super important!)