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Ragnarok

Ragnarök

BEING CHALLENGED ON OCCASION, AS WE ALL MUST BE, TO THINK ON THE END OF ALL THINGS

n. — from Scandinavian myth: “the twilight of the gods”…specifically the last battle when gods and men are defeated by monsters and the sun grows dark

…Y’know, a happy hump-day word

fm. Icelandic, regin, meaning of the gods and having ties to Gothic, Germanic, and Old English forms for greatness (think: regal) + rok, meaning the course of events from beginning to end

first published. 1684

inspiration. The Oxford English Dictionary

featured image. Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831–92). Detail of Asgårdsreien, depicting the Wild Hunt (1872). Oil on canvas, 65 1/5 x 94 7/10 inches. Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo.

Ragnarök

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