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The end of the world in Greek mythology


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There is an end of the world in Greek mythology like ragnarok in Norse mythology?

Saint Frankenstein

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Nope. There's just a concept of there being different ages of humanity from Hesiod, which usually end in things going wrong and humans being destroyed. It's kind of similar to the Hindu Yuga cycle in that humans decline from a Golden Age into degeneracy and the gods get fed up with us and destroy us when we get too nasty. But there's no notion of a cosmic end as in the Norse tales, as far as I know.


Non-Binary Physicalist
Premium Member
And in the last two years, Google has been manipulating the data revealed in user searches to the most recent history.

Yes, it's a lot of power Google has. Sorry, not really the thread for a debate on Google but it's something to think about.
Kinda like saying "Are we too dependent on encyclopedias" 20 years ago.

Encyclopedias were major sources of bad information. Generalist sources that try to convey huge amounts of information often are.

There is an end of the world in Greek mythology like ragnarok in Norse mythology?

'End of the world' scenarios are more the product of monotheistic linear, teleological history.

Pagans tended to have a cyclical view of rise/fall, death/rebirth.

Axe Elf

So much for trying not to derail the thread.

When I Googled "derailing a thread," I found the following definition in the Urban Dictionary:

"The act of throwing a thread in a discussion forum off topic, oftentimes so much so that the original discussion is unable to continue."


Non-Binary Physicalist
Premium Member
No silly, it is just tiresome for someone who does a lot of research.

I use :thumbsup:DuckDuckGo:thumbsup:??!

Don't know if it is better or less biased.

Zeus, the chief of all gods was beside himself with anger at the depravity and wickedness of humans. Being quite unenthusiastic with them from the start, it didn’t take long for him to make up his mind: he’d finish with the lot of them once and for all. So, with a little help from his brother Poseidon, lord of the waters, he unleashed a storm that made hurricane Sandy look like a refreshing spring drizzle. Only the mountain tops poked out of the waters that covered the earth for nine whole days. When the waters subsided, big Z heaved a huge sigh of relief, thinking that he had seen the last of our species. But…

as soon as the waters were down the smell of a sacrificial fire invaded his nostrils. Zeus had forgotten that heavenly smell. Oh, how he had missed it during those nine days. Who were the good people who pleased him so? And –wait a minute– how had they survived the flood?

Big Z looked down from his abode on the holy mountain of Olympus and saw a couple, king Deucalion (let’s call him Deuce) of Thessaly and his wife Pyrrha. Immediately he knew what had happened. It was plainly obvious that that rascal of a Titan, Prometheus, had warned his human son and saved his life. Zeus made a mental note to deal with Prometheus later, but the humans were so insignificant and puny and the smell of their sacrifice so delicious that he decided to be nice. Besides, after nine days of wanton destruction he was in great spirits.
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