- the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with the evil powers.
Origin of Ragnarok
Examples from the Web for ragnarok
But his efforts can avail nothing until the day of Ragnarok.Told by the Northmen:
E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
Nothing, on Ragnarok, ever seemed to give warning before it killed.
Always, on Ragnarok, winter was coming or the brown death of summer.
"It's not what we did but what we do that we'll live or die by on Ragnarok," Lake said.
The environment of Ragnarok had struck at the very young with merciless savagery.
- Norse myth the ultimate destruction of the gods in a cataclysmic battle with evil, out of which a new order will ariseGerman equivalent: Götterdämmerung
Word Origin and History for ragnarok
in Norse mythology, the last battle of the world, in which gods and men will be destroyed by monsters and darkness, 1770, from Old Norse ragna, genitive of rögn "gods" + rök "destined end" or rökr "twilight." Cf. Gotterdammerung.