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  • Fighting a fimbulwinter with no technology is not a lot of fun, so they have to use their powers to see what they can do about getting some airpower support, in the form of large, flying lizards, who share the same magical source of energy.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Fortunately, we got my grandfather's funeral away and everyone well on their way before the fimbulwinter hit.

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  • In Norse mythology, Fimbulwinter (Old Norse Fimbulvetr) is the immediate prelude to the end of the world, Ragnarök. Fimbulwinter is three successive winters where snow comes in from all directions, without any intervening summer. During this time, there will be innumerable wars and brothers will kill brothers.

    In Denmark, Norway, Sweden and other Nordic countries, the term fimbulvinter is also used to refer to an unusually cold and harsh winter.

    April 16, 2008

  • April 28, 2007