Norse - The final battle: the end of the world. This was the final battle between good and evil, the battle in which the gods were destined to be defeated by the forces of evil, led by Loki, after which will come a new beginning under a new god greater even than Odin. After a winter of exceptional severity known as the Fimbul winter, which lasted three years (seven in some accounts), the Midgard serpent came out of the sea breathing out poisons and causing great floods; the wolves Hati, Managarm and Skoll finally swallowed the sun and the moon; Garm, Fenris and Loki broke their bonds; the dragon Nidhogg finally ate through the roots of Yggdrasil; the cockerels crew and Heimdall blew his horn to warn the gods that the end was approaching. Loki's ship landed a force from Muspelheim and another ship brought the Frost Giants from the north. They were reinforced by Hel and Nidhogg and by Sutr and his sons who smashed the Bifrost bridge as they rode over it. In the ensuing battle on Vigrid plain the gods were defeated. Odin was eaten by the wolf Fenris, Frey was killed by Surtur, Heimdall by Loki, Tyr by Garm, and Thor drowned in the poison of the Midgard serpent after he had killed it. Vidar, arriving late, put his one large foot on the bottom jaw of Fenris and, taking the top jaw in his hands, pulled the wolf apart. Sutr then set the world on fire with his flaming sword and the earth sank beneath the waves. The evil gods who died in that battle were sent to Nastrond, the good ones went to the highest heaven, Gimli, while the giants went to their own hall, Brimer. In some lore, occasionally identified as Ragnarok, Doom of the Gods, Doom of the Gods, Ragnarokr, Ragnarokr, Twilight of the Gods, The, Twilight of the Gods, The, Götterdämmerung, Norse Ragnarok, German Gotterdammerung, German Gotterdammerung, Twilight of the Gods, Twilight of the Gods, Götterdämmerung, tterdämmerung, Persian Armageddon, Persian Armageddon, end of the world or end of the world.

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