Today I’m over at the Qwillery leading with a thrilling intro on population demographics:
Here’s a weird thing to think about: in the age of the Vikings, between around 800 CE and 1000 CE, the population of the whole of Europe is estimated to’ve been in the vicinity of 30 to 50 million people. In comparison, a little over a thousand years later, in 2012 CE, an estimated 76 million people in the US took themselves off to a cinema to watch the old Viking gods Thor and Loki battle it out in Marvel’s The Avengers.
Or, to put it another way: today, something like twice the entire population of medieval Europe knows who “Thor” and “Loki” are, in one country alone.
Who says the old gods are dying?