G-otterd-ammerung definitions

(Germanic mythology) The myth of the destruction of the gods in a final battle with the forces of evil; the apocalypse.
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Any cataclysmic downfall or momentous, apocalyptic event, especially of a regime or an institution.
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Origin of g-otterd-ammerung

From German Götterdämmerung (“twilight of the gods”), especially as the title of an opera by Wagner; by erroneously translating Old Norse ragnarök (“fate of the gods”), misconstrued as ragnarökkr (“twilight of the gods”).