Thor Ragnarok God of Thunder Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (The Goddess of Death, Not a Queen nor a monster) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Ragnarok is a Celebration of the death, doom, annihilation, destruction, obliteration, murder, final destiny or battle, twilight, end of an age of the Gods. The gods meet their cataclysmic end.
Ragnarök, the doom of the gods, has finally occurred. But the long-held belief that evil would be destroyed along with the gods in that final conflagration proved false. Only the gods died. The Nine Worlds collapsed and became the Dusk Lands, a vast twilight realm inhabited by men, trolls, demons, and shattered kingdoms, under the tyranny of the Great Enemies.
After hundreds of years, a single god emerged into the post-Ragnarök world, Thor, the God of Thunder. But Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, has discovered his reappearance, and unleashes his draugar, the undead walkers, against the Thunder God, seeking to destroy the last vestige of the former worlds, and the only hope for the present one.
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The Avengers Civil War – Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
An archaeologist is intrigued by an inscription on a Viking funeral ship. Sigurd believes this is the key to the myth of Ragnarok: the day when heaven and earth are destroyed. Sigurd, his kids and a colleague, set out to uncover the secret Ragnarok.
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki―son of a giant―blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman―difficult with his beard and huge appetite―to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir―the most sagacious of gods―is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry.
The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.
Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle, foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in Norse mythology, and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory throughout the history of Germanic studies.
An introduction to such a vast subject as Norse Mythology can be problematic as it could well fall between two stools; so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it. This text manages a pleasing balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent online resources for the reader who wishes to find out more.
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– The Creation in Norse Mythology – The Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology – The Major Gods and Goddesses – Valhalla – Ragnarok – The Sagas – The Influence of Norse Mythology on Our Lives Today The author quotes generously from the most important relevant source which is freely available via the Project Gutenberg, and you are left with the sounds and taste of the times… ringing in your ears and tingling on your tongue.
Ragnarok…the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology…the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance. Walter Simonson returns to comics in this stunning all-new series.
The Old Norse compound ragnarok has a long history of interpretation. Its first element, ragna, is unproblematic, being the genitive plural of regin (n. pl.) “the ruling powers, gods“. The second element is more problematic, as it occurs in two variants, -rök and -røkkr. Writing in the early 20th century, philologist Geir Zoëga treats the two forms as two separate compounds, glossing ragnarökas “the doom or destruction of the gods” and ragnarøkkr as “the twilight of the gods“.
The plural noun rök has several meanings, including “development, origin, cause, relation, fate.“ The word ragnarök as a whole is then usually interpreted as the “final destiny of the gods.“
The singular form ragnarøk(k)r is found in a stanza of the Poetic Edda poem Lokasenna, and in the Prose Edda. The noun røk(k)r means “twilight” (from the verb røkkva “to grow dark”), suggesting a translation “twilight of the gods”. This reading was widely considered a result of folk etymology, or a learned reinterpretation, of the original term due to the merger of /ǫ/ and /ø/ in Old Icelandic after ca. 1200 (nevertheless giving rise to the calque Götterdämmerung “Twilight of the Gods” in the German reception of Norse mythology). However, Haraldur Bernharðsson in a 2007 paper suggested that the singular form -røkr “twilight” (from the Proto-Germanic *rekwa) might have been the original reading. Haraldur argues that the words ragnarök and ragnarøkkr are closely related, etymologically and semantically, and suggests a meaning of “renewal of the divine powers.“
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Other terms used to refer to the events surrounding Ragnarök in the Poetic Edda include aldar rök (aldar means age, “end of an age“) from a stanza of Vafþrúðnismál, tíva rök from two stanzas of Vafþrúðnismál, þá er regin deyja (“when the gods die“) from Vafþrúðnismál, unz um rjúfask regin (“when the gods will be destroyed“) from Vafþrúðnismál, Lokasenna, and Sigrdrífumál, aldar rof(“destruction of the age“) from Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, regin þrjóta (“end of the gods“) from Hyndluljóð, and, in the Prose Edda, þá er Muspellz-synir herja (“when the sons of Muspell move into battle“) can be found in chapters 18 and 36 of Gylfaginning.
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“A brilliant, highly intelligent, fiercely personal rendition of the Scandinavian mythology. . . . A gorgeous enrichment and interpretation.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, Literary Review (UK)
The gods meet their cataclysmic end in this acclaimed work of fiction from the inimitable author of Possession and The Children’s Book, now in paperback.
As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new life, whose dark, war-ravaged days feel very removed from the peace and love being preached in church and at school. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods—a book of ancient Norse myths—and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. She feels an instant kinship with these vivid, beautiful, terrifying tales of the end of the gods: they seem far more real, far more familiar during these precarious days.
How could this child know that fifty years on, many of the birds and flowers she took for granted on her walks to school would become extinct? War, natural disaster, reckless gods, and the recognition of the world’s impermanence are just some of the threads that Byatt weaves into this most timely of books. Linguistically stunning and imaginatively abundant, Ragnarok is a landmark piece of storytelling from “one of the most brilliant minds and speakers of our generation” (The Independent).
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Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding Greek Mythology, Norse Mythology, and Egyptian Mythology Paperback – July 26, 2017
by Matt Clayton (Author)
Introducing: A Mythology Trilogy From the creator of the Captivating History Series
This book includes three captivating manuscripts:
Greek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals
Norse Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Sagas, Gods, Heroes, and Beliefs of the Vikings
Egyptian Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals
The first part of this book will explore Greek heroes, what they were like and what they accomplished. Furthermore, the book will tackle Greek religion—the gods and goddesses which establish the backdrop against which Greek legends were formed. We will also take a close look at the myths of Greek monsters.
Here are just some of the topics that the first part of this book will cover:
Legends of Pride
Legend of Cadmus, Founder of Thebes, Greece
Myths of Wonder
Cecrops and Dragons
The Burdens of Selfishness and Hubris
The Ages of Man
Morals of the Gods
Zeus Giving Birth to a New Kind of Chaos
Typhon and Echidna
Perseus and Cetus
Herakles and His Labors
The second part of this book is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories of Norse mythology. For instance, part 2 covers all that you need to know about the nine realms as well as captivating tales of Odin, Thor, Loki, and Ragnarök.
Here are just some of the topics that the second part of this book will cover:
The Icelandic Sagas
The Varangian Guard
Vikings in America
The Vikings of Sicily
Norman Conquest of England
Vanir against the Aesir
The Nine Realms
The Giants and Midgard’s Humans
Lesser Divine Beings
Tales of Odin and Thor
Loki and Ragnarök
In the third part of this book, we will start by looking at the gods and goddesses of Kemet—Ancient Egypt. Then, we will turn our attention to the monsters which likely gave them nightmares and humbled them in their quest to bring order to the world around them.
Here are just some of the topics that the third part of this book will cover:
Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Horus
The Sun and Creation
Gods and Humans
Apep: Great Snake of Chaos
Sett: God of Desert, Storms, War, Evil, and Chaos
Imhotep, the 27th Century BC Polymath
Akhenaten, the King Who Upended Tradition
Ramesses the Great
Cleopatra, End of an Epoch
Get the book now so you can enjoy captivating stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals
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