Fimbulwinter great winter Ragnarok

Norse Narnia: Fimbulwinter, the great winter

3 years of one great winter, no summer, just the feared Norse Fimbulwinter. But while trying to live and survive through the Norse Narnia was bad enough their mythology warned them this was the nice part. That worse was to follow, Ragnarok.

Researchers at three Swedish universities now suspect the inscriptions are more of an allusion to an impending period of extreme winter, as the person who erected the stone tried to put their child’s death into a larger perspective.

The inscription deals with an anxiety triggered by a son’s death and the fear of a new climate crisis similar to the catastrophic one after AD 536, the authors wrote.
Viking runestone may allude to extreme winter | The Guardian

Norse Narnia Fimbulwinter

If they did have any surviving children, folklore suggested only two people would make it through the end of their world, their surviving children would talk about the silver or red years of just coldness, not the end of the world times they were living through now.

Plasma Sun storms and folklore

My Runic Viking reading skills are not what they were, so taking this on face value and that its not just a comparative collusion to force fit lines.

Fimbulwinter great winter Ragnarok

A powerful solar storm coloured the sky in dramatic shades of red, crop yields suffered from an extremely cold summer, and later a solar eclipse occurred just after sunrise, said Bo Gräslund, professor in archaeology at Uppsala University.

Even one of these events would have been enough to raise fears of another Fimbulwinter, Graslund added, referring to a winter lasting three years in Norse mythology, a sign of the coming of Ragnarok.

It has been estimated that as a result the population of the Scandinavian peninsula decreased by at least 50%, and the researchers point out that the memory of those events may have been passed down and may have even influenced the mythology.
Viking runestone may allude to extreme winter | The Guardian

Fimbulwinter Ragnarok Ragnarök

The concept of fate dominates Norse mythology and to the Norse people, fate was a fact of life, something that could not in any way be avoided or changed.

This immutable concept culminates in Ragnarok (Ragnarök) – the darkness of the gods, the coming destruction of the world, whose inevitability is impossible to fight with.

During those three years, there will be many wars and at the end all people and animals will perish. There will only be two survivors, Líf and Lífþrasir who will will live in the forest of Hoddmímis holt.
Before Ragnarok | Ancient Pages

Did our star have a few years of lower output?

Could massive amounts of chemical element material from the Sun have darkened our skies? Solar material from a superflare or micronova?

One example of what could happen is the God King Scenario suggestion of an ecliptic band and celestial equator band of catastrophic debris and dusty plasma. GKS says the Egyptians called them Hathor and Isis.

Post Roman Little Ice Age migrations

This is The Society’s view of the findings.

The inscription shines a light on what it meant for farming folk living in Sandinavia. A series of very cold summers could drive Scandinavians and northern European peoples to migrate southwards in search of some warmth (and food). This happened on several historical occasions – and always associated with cold weather in summer. In the 6th century this involved two closely spaced volcanic eruptions – in 536 and 541, creating a decade of cool summers (and for some reason causing a long period of cold and wet winters in the aftermath). It was a global event and underscored folk movements in various parts of the world.

… It is a testimony that should be a wake up call to the climate evangelists that global warming is something not to be feared but global cooling is everything to fear.
Fearful Vikings | Society for Interdisciplinary Studies