Meaning of Götterdämmerung
Pronunciation: (got"ur-dam'u-roong", -rung" Ger. gœt"ur-dem'u-roong"), [key]
- the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with evil powers: erroneous modern translation of the Old Icelandic Ragnar&oogon;k, meaning “fate of the gods,” misunderstood as Ragnarökkr, meaning “twilight of the gods.”
- (italics.) the final opera of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.
- gotterdammerung (Thesaurus)