The Mayan end of days has long been gone and yet another is set to pass.  However, something is to be said about all these apocalyptic dates happening around the same time.  Centuries worth of lore is passed down through generations only to come to fruition now! The Viking Apocalypse will come and go with no end of the world taking place, but it only to reveal thousands of years worth of deception!

Yahoo! news article from January 22nd.

Ragnarok, or the end of the world, will begin when the wolf, Fenrir, son of Loki, breaks out of his prison. A chain reaction will then take place, with the Midgard snake Jormungand rising from the sea and a wolf devouring the sun. 

These events will accumulate in a huge battle, where the Gods, mankind and all races from the nine worlds will fight.

According to the Jorvic Viking Festival, which takes place in York every February, these events were prophesied by Odin, who had hung himself from Yggdrasill, the world tree, for nine days so he could die and be re-born with wisdom and foresight