Two beasts of Norse mythology are set to trouble the skies of northern Europe on Tuesday for the world’s first solar eclipse of 2011.

Ancient Viking legends recount that a giant wolf named Skoll chases the Moon, and its brother Hati pursues the Sun — and if either sinks their teeth into one and holds it back, an eclipse occurs.

Now might not be a bad time to order from here.

Things in particular you may want to look for?  This, this or even this.  And of course – start stocking up on these.

You may even want to read up – Vikings in IrelandYeah – it happened.

Do you have your Viking Irish name? For your first name use this generator and for your last use this one.  My Viking Irish name? Leif Shannon Smith Figure yours out and post it in the comments section.

Bottom line?  Get ready we are a week away from the sixty day stretch.


  1. Let me try that again.  Gunnar Rylan Walsh if you please.  Now let me have your beer and turkey legs. 

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