Staving off Ragnarok: A Heathen response to Climate Change


The idea that the earth has had many epochs is shared by a number of cultures and is supported by geology; however, geologic ages are usually millions of years long. Today, Climate Change threatens to upset the balance between the productive and destructive forces and bring on Ragnarök before its time. I believe that heathen tradition offers a mythology and values that can help us both to conceptualize this struggle and to organize to fight the forces that would destroy our world. By Diana Paxson