The new drama series Ragnarok was released on Friday, January 31, and already has people talking. The Norwegian Netflix show is made up of six episodes in total which are one hour long each. Ragnarok is set in the fictitious town of Edda, sitting among the breathtaking views of Norway.
Ragnarok is described as a “coming of age” drama with a surprising twist.
The show’s official synopsis reads: “A small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours seems to be headed for another Ragnarok - unless somebody intervenes in time.”
Someone who might be able to help them is teenager Magne (played by David Stakston) who, when he moves to the town, starts to think he could be a God with special powers which could help his community.
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What is the meaning of Ragnarok? (Image: Netflix)
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, Ragnarok means: “The final destruction of the world in the conflict between the Aesir [a tribe of Gods] and the powers of Hel [a goddess who rules over the identically-named Hel, the underworld of the dead] led by Loki [the father of Hel].”
But there is a more simpler meaning straight from Norse mythology.
In Old Norse, Ragnarok translates as "Fate of Gods". (Image: Netflix)
In Norse mythology, Ragnarok also meant