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What happens after Ragnarök?

Most gods die during the battle together with the evil and the two people are left to repopulate the world. The Children of Odin addresses the event in an easily comprehensible way: What said Odin to ...
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How are future apocalyptic events detailed so greatly?

In the Völuspa (part of the poetic Edda), the tale is told to Odin as a prophecy by a völva who tell him both the story of earth creation and destruction. In the Gylfaginning (part of the prose ...
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Are there any apocalypse myths other than Ragnarok in which some people survive to repopulate the world?

Yes. Many different cultures and mythologies depict really similar stories about floods. There are only a handful survivors of the flooding, who have to repopulate the earth. For the Sumerian version ...
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Are there any apocalypse myths other than Ragnarok in which some people survive to repopulate the world?

In Greek mythology there is Deucalion and Pyrrha In Greek mythology, Deucalion (Greek: Δευκαλίων) was the son of Prometheus; ancient sources name his mother as Clymene, Hesione, or Pronoia.1 The ...
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How is the Hoddmímis holt able to protect humans from Ragnarök?

In the 45th stanza of the Poetic Edda, it is told that Lif and Lifthrasir survived Ragnarok by hiding “in Hoddmimir’s forest” (í holti Hoddmímis) and consuming the morning dew for their food. When ...
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How are future apocalyptic events detailed so greatly?

Ragnarok myths, especially the Voluspa, were greatly influenced by Christianity. Typically pagan myths influenced Christianity more, but in this case, the influence of Christianity on Ragnarok myths ...
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How is the Hoddmímis holt able to protect humans from Ragnarök?

I just spent a little time on the online etymology dictionary: https://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=holt Hoard means a safe place to hide. Mimis' is a god of wisdom and is connected with the ...
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Native American (possibly) apocalyptic prophecy about inanimate objects coming to life

You may be referring to a legend in the Huarochirí Manuscript mentioned in this book: Colonial Spanish America. Animate objects in this text are linked to a beginning-of-the-world event, the first ...
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