Twilight of the Gods

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Twilight of the Gods

(European Myth & Legend) another term for Götterdämmerung, Ragnarök
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(ˈrɑg nəˌrɒk)

(in Norse myth) the destruction of the gods and of humankind in a final battle between the Aesir and their enemies.
[1760–70; < Old Norse Ragnarǫk=ragna, genitive of regin gods + rǫk fate, misread by some as Ragnarökkr literally, twilight of the gods]
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Noun1.Twilight of the Gods - myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evilTwilight of the Gods - myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil
myth - a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
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* "G|tterdmmerung" ("Twilight of the Gods") (April 4 and 11) -- Subscribers who saw the first three "Ring" operas "Das Rhinegold," "Die Walkre" and "Siegfried" in previous seasons can opt in to these two performances without buying a separate full cycle.
For me, the first word - without any premature brainstorming - is 'Gotterdammerung.' Quite literally, the German term for 'Twilight of the Gods.' Ragnarok if you will.
"Ragnarok" is actually an Old Norse word meaning "Twilight of the Gods" or "Fate of the Gods," according to ( Comic Book .
Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason.' This quotation, by the author of Lord of the Rings, is printed as an epigraph at the beginning of the catalogue of the current exhibition at the British Museum, 'Celts: Art and Identity' (until 31 January).
For his operas - Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold); Die Walkure (The Valkyrie); Siegfried; and Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods) - he introduced a number of new instruments and sounds.
64 action packed pages present a surprising sampling of Norseman history and lore, including topics such as Brynhildr and the Valkyries, Loki, Going Berserk, the Norse Creation Myth, Twilight of the Gods, Relics of the Vikings, and more.
Now all four parts will be performed together in the summer of 2016 with Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold) on Tuesday, July 5, Die Walkure (The Valkyrie) on Wednesday, July 6, Siegfried on Friday, July 8 and the climactic Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods) on Sunday, July 10.
Patched into their mainframe, Washington's mobile gives them the means to launch their secret weapon, the G?tterd?mmerung (literally "Twilight of the Gods"), a battleship powerful enough to change the horizon of the moon and presumably raze the free world.
The topics include a street singer, a glimpse of tendencies, in the twilight of the gods, and some thoughts about ancestor worship.
Morgan and titled "Twilight of the Gods," seems to suggest, these corporate elites are gorging themselves at the expense of the average American.
The melting of forms and distinctions in Hellenistic days and the world-transforming events of her moment and after--the invasions of the East, the pagan prophecies of a redeemer and a golden age, the subsequent cessation of civil war and the backflow of empire, the twilight of the gods and the advent of the Messiah recognized by magi--these, and more, strike chords in our day.
Mellers raised eyebrows when, as a British university professor of that period, he wrote Twilight of the Gods: the Beatles in Retrospect (1973).