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Ragnarök has been the subject of a number of artistic depictions and references in modern culture. Some of these depictions include "Ragnarok" (frieze, 1825) by Hermann Ernst Freund, and "Beginn der Götterdämmerung" (charcoal drawing, 1881) by K. Ehrenberg. The event has inspired the creation of two operas: Richard Wagner's Götterdämmerung (1876) and David Bedford's opera Ragnarok (1983).

Ragnarök has had influence in modern music, including inspiring the name of the Norwegian band Ragnarok (1994), album titles by the American band GWAR's "Ragnarok" (1995), the Faroese band Týr's conceptual album Ragnarok (2006), Swedish band Amon Amarth's Twilight of the Thunder God (2007), and the namesake of the annual (since 2004) German Ragnarök Festival.

In comics and manga, the name of the event is employed in the South Korean manhwa Ragnarok (1995–ongoing)—inspiring the subsequent MMORPG Ragnarok Online (2001)—and Japanese manga Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (1999–2004) plus a subsequent anime of the same name (2003).
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The Martians in Mars Attacks only ever say 'Rak Rak Rak'.
Considering they cause the end of the world, this sounds like a pun on Ragnarok. http://www.soralounge.com/showthread.php?p=98346 has a link to footage.



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The Martians in Mars Attacks only ever say 'Rak Rak Rak'.


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I remember this now, mayby country music will save the world!

David Bedford's opera Ragnarok (1983) looks interesting.



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mayby country music will save the world!
Not wanting to drift too far from Gaiman, When I'm Calling You features at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8U1g5DXq_c



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Hello Robert:

I do tend to drift, I'm sorry. (I'm taking these :rant: pain pills, I'm having a hard time focusing. However, I can't focus without them either, I'm just screwed all away around).

I'm not much of a participant in the discussion of "American Gods" I'm afraid. If I drift too far, tell me to shut up, you won't hurt my feelings. Vicadin numbs everything.



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