Rag·​na·​rok ˈrag-nə-ˌräk How to pronounce Ragnarok (audio)
: the final destruction of the world in the conflict between the Aesir and the powers of Hel led by Loki

called also Twilight of the Gods

Word History


Old Norse Ragnarǫk, literally, fate of the gods, from ragna, genitive plural of regin gods + rǫk fate, course (later rendered as Ragnarøkkr, literally, twilight of the gods)

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ragnarok was in 1770

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“Ragnarok.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ragnarok. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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