Ragnarok was the end of the world in Norse mythology. The word “Ragnarok” came from Old Norse Ragnarök, which means “Fate of the Gods.” This was the event when the fate of the Gods was determined. Odin and the other gods during this time battled it out to and fought with fire giants and other big scary monsters.
Since Ragnarok was depicted as the end of the world, the majority of the gods, monsters and giants died. The end of the world in Norse mythology also meant the universe was destroyed.
Even though Gods were admired and worshipped, they also suffered the fear of death prior to Ragnarok. Facing their final destiny was something they weren’t ready for. Unfortunately, despite their efforts and attempts to prevent Ragnarok from taking place, Supreme beings like them also had to ultimately face their destiny just like everyone else.
During the catastrophic events leading up to the Ragnarok, Midgard (Earth in Norse mythology) experienced great damage, fatal disasters and other shocking events like widespread looting, rampant murders, etc.
When doomsday arrived, there was no turning back and the Gods had to do what they had to do and face the deadliest battle of their lives. Almost everyone involved didn’t make it out alive and the entirety of Midgard was buried in the blazing hot flame of the fire giant Surt.
Odin was the leader of the Gods during Ragnarok but he was swallowed by Fenrir the wolf. Meanwhile, Thor killed Jormungandr but he passed away due to the poisonous and deadly venom of the Midgard Serpent. On the other hand, Freyr died when she was slain by fire giant Surtr.
Although the world ended in Norse mythology and a lot died, a regeneration happened. When one period ends, a new period begins. Those who survived were lucky to begin a new chapter in their lives and put the past behind.