[ rahg-nuh-rok ]
/ ˈrɑg nəˌrɒk /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with the evil powers.
Also Rag·na·rök [rahg-nuh-rok, -rœk] /ˈrɑg nəˌrɒk, -ˌrœk/.

Origin of Ragnarok

1760–70; < Old Norse Ragnarǫk, equivalent to ragna, genitive of regin gods + rǫk fate, misread by some as Ragnarökkr literally, twilight of the gods; compare Götterdämmerung
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/ (ˈrɑːɡnəˌrɒk) /


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 for Ragnarök

Old Norse ragnarökkr, from regin the gods + rökkr twilight
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