Definition of twilight of the gods in English:

twilight of the gods

Syllabification: twi·light of the gods
Scandinavian & Germanic Mythology
The destruction of the gods and the world in a final conflict with the powers of evil. Also called Götterdämmerung, Ragnarök.
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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