One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Scandinavian and Germanic mythology) in the destruction of the gods and the world in a final conflict with the powers of evil.
- ‘Instead of Heidegger providing us with harmless nostalgia about the mountains of the Black Forest, as you suggest, we have something more akin to a Wagnerian twilight of the gods.’
- ‘The only gods who could remember what happened in the twilight of the gods were Hera, Zeus, and Ares, and many of the gods had nothing against Xena.’
- ‘Certainly there is something atavistic about the Scandinavian cosmology, with its fatalistic cycle of war and twilight of the gods.’
Translating Icelandic ragna rökr (see Ragnarök).
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