In Norse Mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events. It includes 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.
The prophecy of the beginning of Ragnarök is translated from Old Norse:
Fylliz fiǫrvi feigra manna,
rýðr ragna siǫt rauðom dreyra.
Svǫrt verða sólskin of sumor eptir,
veðr ǫll válynd Vitoð ér enn, eða hvat?
It sates itself on the life-blood of fated men,
paints red the powers' homes with crimson gore.
Black become the sun's beams in the summers that follow,
weathers all treacherous.
Do you still seek to know? And what?
The prophecy of what is to be during Ragnarök, Old Norse:
Brœðr muno beriaz ok at bǫnom verða[z] muno systrungar sifiom spilla.
Hart er í heimi,
hórdómr mikill —skeggǫld,
skálmǫld —skildir ro klofnir— vindǫld, vargǫld— áðr verǫld steypiz.
Mun engi maðr ǫðrom þyrma.
Brothers will fight and kill each other,sisters' children will defile kinship.
It is harsh in the world,
whoredom rife —an axe age,
a sword age —shields are riven— a wind age, a wolf age— before the world goes headlong.
No man will have mercy on another.
- The first sign of Ragnarök would be the death of Baldr.
- The second sign would be 3 years of winter with no summer