Fostering a shared set of perspectives, values, history and literature in the stories itself is what Rajiv G Menon captured his interest. The continuity and stability to a culture led Menon to write his first book entitled “Thundergod”.
A child that was once asked his grandmother to write an essay and inked a line or two, attributed her delightful storytelling skills and how she raises up those dramatic images from mythology while demonstrating precious lessons from the ancient volumes.
The first written book of Menon was seen in a usual setting in which the communal tales are connected to one another, to their ancestors, to the natural world surrounding the earth, and to society, from a mere mortal to becoming the Emperor of Gods– Thundergod. This was the first manuscript of Menon’s verdict trilogy dashes Lord Indra’s journey. The literary that gives meaning to life that was being dedicated to his grandmother named Sowdamini Menon.
Ragnarok is the foretold death of the Norse gods, preceded by a 3-year winter (fimbulwinter), where the frost giants and the gods fought. It is characterized by a series of predestined events and led to natural disasters in Midgard, which destroyed the realm. The great war ended with the annihilation of the ancient world and the emergence of a new one. It also resulted in the death of major gods: Loki, Heimdall, Freyr, Thor, Odin and Freyja among others. The surviving gods will meet on the new and fertile world that will surface afterwards.
Odin initially tried to prevent Ragnarok from happening but he eventually resolved to lead the side of the gods. Together with the residents of Valhalla, the heroic dead, the frost giants led by Loki, and the unworthy dead from Hel, the gods entered the fray.
During the war, Lif and Lifthrasir, two humans were able to hide in the Yggdrasil and survived. They emerged after the battle and became the means to repopulate the earth again. Other survivors on the side of the gods include the sons of Odin and sons of Thor. Balder was also revived.