In giant-wrath does the serpent writhe;
Gnaws corpses screaming; Naglfar is loose.
O'er the sea from the north there sails a ship
With the people of Hel, at the helm stands Loki;
After the wolf do wild men follow,
And with them the brother of Byleist goes”
from Völuspá, Translation byHenry Adams Bellows
According to some Norse myths, it is the one and only Loki, the trouble-maker god, who steers and governs the ship to bring the reinforcements of Evil to expedite the end to the world and rule whatever is left of it. C’mon, not again! Hasn’t he watched “Thor” and “Avengers” recently?........Geeesh!
But according to other myths Naglfar is steered by Hrym, who is actually a jötunn, a Giant from the far-away Ice Lands, sailing with a crew of other jötunns, to confront the gods of Asgard.
In any case, if you see the Nagflar landing ashore near you – run away. That ship is nothin’ but a trouble!
This is it for tonight. Come back soon and spread the word!