Sunday, March 11, 2012

Unz um rjúfask regin

Brothers will fight 
and kill each other, 
sisters' children 
will defile kinship. 
It is harsh in the world, 
whoredom rife 
—an axe age, a sword age 
—shields are riven— 
a wind age, a wolf age— 
before the world goes headlong. 
No man will have 
mercy on another.

I first learned about Ragnarök in the fifth grade. We had just finished learning about the Greek gods, with their soap opera lives and parricidal tendencies. Right after that, there was a short section on the Norse gods, which ended with a small paragraph describing "Ragnarok or the Twilight of the Gods." (Though a more accurate translation, I would later learn, would be "final destiny of the gods.")

I was struck by the description of all the gods dying. And not only dying, but knowing they were going to die and  willingly going to the final battle, knowing that they would not survive. I quickly learned more about Norse mythology and Ragnarök.

I know the Norse gods were not real. If I believe in the Tulpa theory, perhaps I could believe that the Norse belief system made them real and then killed them, but I don't. So how can I possibly believe in a Ragnarök for the Slender Man?

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

If Ragnarök does not exist, we must invent it. We must make our own Ragnarök for the Slender Man. We must make a final battle in which he dies, even at the cost of our own lives.

Before Ragnarök comes the fimbulwinter. And after comes the invincible summer.

Let's do it. Let's kill a god.


  1. "If Ragnarök does not exist, we must invent it"

    What do you think people have been trying to do for the past couple of years? Do you think runners just sit around scratching their butts 24/7?

    People HAVE tried to kill this thing. Many, many times, in all sorts of ways. It's not as simple as just saying "Yeah, lets kill him!". We need a fucking STRATEGY. One that works... if such thing exists.

    I mean... my GOD... This is so STUPID...

    1. They have been running. That is what they have been doing for the past few years. Running and, occasionally, fighting.

      And I disagree on the second point: people have tried to kill it many times, yes, but not in many ways. Most of it was simply the same way: physical violence. A strategy that did not work before and does not work now.

      In war, there are many others ways to kill your enemy than face to face.

    2. There was also the squirt guns and ponies. I'm still standing behind that guy figuring it out.