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.