Definition of Ragnarok

1. Noun. Myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil.

Exact synonyms: Gotterdammerung, Twilight Of The Gods
Generic synonyms: Myth

Definition of Ragnarok

1. n. The so-called "Twilight of the Gods" (called in German Götterdämmerung), the final destruction of the world in the great conflict between the Æsir (gods) on the one hand, and on the other, the gaints and the powers of Hel under the leadership of Loki (who is escaped from bondage).

Definition of Ragnarok

1. Proper noun. (Norse mythology) The final battle between gods and giants, involving all creation, which brings the end of the world as it is known and almost all life. ¹

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Literary usage of Ragnarok

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1. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke (1904)
"Dr. Olrik does not belong to this school, and his inquiry into the ragnarok myth presents a genuine and scholarly arraying of parallels, together with ..."

2. Outlines of Primitive Belief Among the Indo-European Races by Charles Francis Keary (1882)
"ragnarok. A gaping'gap and nowhere grass. This is the primal condition of ... In the account of ragnarok we see ranged under the leadership 1 x<fa. aor. ..."

3. The Heroes of Asgard: Tales from Scandinavian Mythology by Annie Keary, Eliza Keary (1893)
"ragnarok, OR THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS. SINCE the day that Baldur died no one had walked in the bright halls of ..."

4. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1881)
"... grow,— A closer human brotherhood below, More love and service to the Lord of all. ENGLAND'S ragnarok : A POLITICAL ESSAY,* BY RW BOODLE, MONTREAL. ..."

5. A History of Sweden from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Neander Nicolas Cronholm (1902)
"... Faith Most Fully Developed in Sweden—Partly a Worship of Nature—The Gods' Sympathy with Men—The Evil Giants—War and Confusion— ragnarok—The Spirituality ..."

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