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[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.
(Norse myth) the ultimate destruction of the gods in a cataclysmic battle with evil, out of which a new order will arise German equivalent Götterdämmerung

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.


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