I somehow missed the fact that the “Viking apocalypse” is scheduled for this coming weekend. After all the hullabaloo about the Mayans and Harold Camping, and somehow I missed this one? My deepest apologies to Norsemen everywhere! I can’t be too mad at myself, however. The reason this vital piece of information slipped my mind is (1) there is no such thing as a “Viking apocalypse” and (2) the whole thing is apparently a promotional gimmick for a Viking-themed festival being held this week in York, England. Dan McCoy has all the gory details, and a fine explanation of how “time” works in most animistic/polytheistic cultures, at his Norse Mythology blog.