Hi gang! Well, those of you reading JAKE AND THE GIANT will be relieved to hear that Feb. 22 came and went without incident. It was a lucky break, because the whole Viking world feared it would be the actual date of Ragnorak, the end of the world!!! At least, that is what the annual Jorvik Viking Festival organizers warned on their website, which you must visit if you like Viking things. ( http://www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk/about/)
This is the largest Viking festival in Europe, attracting 40,000 people a year, according to their website. It takes place in the city of York in England each year, (that would be the original, old York, not the New York) with a "real live" Viking battle! Here's some video of this year's clash with the Norsemen. (Video credit to Matthew Moss via Youtube.) Keep an eye out for Loki, who's up to his usual mischief of trying to kill Odin. Some things never change...
Let's hope nobody gets blood-eagled!