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Chilling 1200-year-old Viking Stone warns of future Little Ice Ages

A secret code unsolved for 1200 years has finally been cracked — the mysterious inscription on famed Viking relic the Rök stone (or Rökstenen) reveals the warrior nation feared the return of the deadly ‘Late Antique Little Ice Age’ which wiped out more than HALF of Scandinavia — the stone speaks of an enduring battle against extreme cold weather in the sixth century.

According to a study led by Per Holmberg, a professor of Swedish language at the University of Gothenburg, the text is telling a tale of light and darkness, warmth and cold, and it expresses a deep fear of a coming climate disaster.

“The main theme is apparently the Sun, or the rhythm of light”, Holmberg explained.

Of the nine riddles contained on the stone, five of them have the answer “the Sun.”

Experts have long been stumped by the writing on the 8.5ft tall stone, with most theories claiming it is a dedication to the legendary Ostrogoth king, Theodore the Great but now it is thought it alludes to fears of a repeat of the deadly Late Antique Little Ice Age. 


According to new archaeological research, roughly 300 years before Rökstenen was erected, the world was struck by a climate catastrophe which saw global average temperatures plunge significantly. Scandinavia was one of the regions worst impacted by this shift, with crop failure, starvation, and mass death ripping through Northern Europe–more than 50% of the population was lost, along with many species.

Furthermore, a string of violent volcanic eruptions darkened the skies with ash at this time, adding to the cooling, and further amplifying the crop failure, famine, and wars.

The stone was erected in the late 800s near the lake Vattern in south central Sweden and makes mention to the Norse hero Theodoric
The stone was erected in the late 800s near the lake Vattern in south central Sweden.


“Before the Rök stone was erected, several ominous events occurred,” explained Bo Gräslund, a professor of archeology at Uppsala University. “A strong solar storm painted the sky in dramatic red colors, the harvests were hit by an extremely cold summer, and later a solar eclipse occurred just after the sunrise. It could have been enough of one of these events to trigger concerns about a new Fimbulwinter.”

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This diagram of the runestone shows the individual elements of the encrypted text.



Why the runes were so deeply encrypted is anyone’s guess.

Perhaps whoever had the Rökstenen engraved didn’t want just anyone to read it.

It was a message of terror, after all.

It was a reminder of a cataclysmic past.

It was a warning of the terrible power of the Sun.

Per Holmberg and his team claim to have uncovered an ominous prophecy. The stone speaks of a “battle enduring for centuries,” but not a fight with man, but one with nature. For a full read of the researchers’ recently published study, click here.

We at Electroverse are also forewarning of the terrible power of the Sun, and that these prophesied cold times are returning in earnest, in line with the historically low solar activity currently being experienced.

Even NASA agrees, in part at least, with their recent forecast revealing this next solar cycle (25) will be “the weakest of the past 200 years,” with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.


With SC25 likely a just stop-off on the Sun’s descent into its next full-blown Grand Solar Minimum:


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3 Thoughts to “Chilling 1200-year-old Viking Stone warns of future Little Ice Ages”

  1. Paul

    Dr. Roy Spencer’s chart of rising global temperatures featured at the top of this page would seem to support the global warming hypothesis. Perhaps it is only because the chart does not go back further than 1979? Please explain how this chart of rising global temperatures fits with your claims of coming global cool-down…
    I like your site, receive your email posts, but don’t understand how this particular chart fits with everything else you are saying
    Thank you,

    1. Cap Allon

      The UAH is the best –but by no means perfect– global temperature record we have.

      We are expecting it to show a drop in the years ahead, as the GS-Min intensifies, and the lag following the multidecadal GS-Max ends.

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