Then said Gangleri: "What tidings are to be told concerning the Weird of the Gods? Never before have I heard aught said of this." Hrr answered: "Great tidings are to be told of it, and much. The first is this, that there shall come that winter which is called the Awful Winter: in that time snow shall drive from all quarters; frosts shall be great then, and winds sharp; there shall be no virtue in the sun. Those winters shall proceed three in succession, and no summer between; but first shall come three other winters, such that over all the world there shall be mighty battles...

Then shall happen what seems great tidings: the Wolf shall swallow the sun; and this shall seem to men a great harm. Then the other wolf shall seize the moon, and he also shall work great ruin; the stars shall vanish from the heavens. Then shall come to pass these tidings also: all the earth shall tremble so, and the crags, that trees shall be torn up from the earth, and the crags fall to ruin; and all fetters and bonds shall be broken and rent. Then shall Fenris-Wolf get loose; then the sea shall gush forth upon the land, because the Midgard Serpent stirs in giant wrath and advances up onto the land. Then that too shall happen, that Naglfar shall be loosened, the ship which is so named. (It is made of dead men's nails; wherefore a warning is desirable, that if a man die with unshorn nails, that man adds much material to the ship Naglfar, which gods and men were fain to have finished late.) Yet in this sea-flood Naglfar shall float...
mlti Gangleri: 'Hver tendi eru at segja fr um ragnarkr? ess hef ek eigi fyrr heyrt getit.'

Hrr segir: 'Mikil tendi eru aan at segja ok mrg, au in fyrstu, at vetr s kemr, er kallar er fimbulvetr. drfr snr r llum ttum. Frost eru mikil ok vindar hvassir. Ekki ntr slar. eir vetr fara rr saman ok ekki sumar milli, en r ganga sv arir rr vetr, at er um alla verld orrostur miklar...

verr at, er mikil tendi ykkja, at lfrinn gleypir slina, ok ykkir mnnum at mikit mein. tekr annarr lfrinn tunglit, ok gerir s ok mikit gagn. Stjrnurnar hverfa af himninum. er ok at til tenda, at sv skelfr jr ll ok bjrg, at viir losna r jru upp, en bjrgin hrynja, en fjtrar allir ok bnd brotna ok slitna. verr Fenrislfr lauss. geysist hafit lndin, fyrir v at snst Migarsormr jtunm ok skir upp landit. verr ok at, at Naglfar losnar, skip at, er sv heitr. at er gert af nglum daura manna, ok er at fyrir v varnanar vert, ef mar deyr me skornum nglum, at s mar eykr mikit efni til skipsins Naglfars, er goin ok menn vildi seint, at gert yri. En essum svargang fltur Naglfar.
Younger Edda