The first of these prophecies would come to pass when Loki killed Baldur, the beloved god of Asgard. He was sent to the underworld, and the gods realized they could no longer avoid Ragnarök any longer. Odin took a good amount of time collecting the bravest human warriors to battle against the giants, but all knew the fight would all be in vain.
Fenrir the wolf, created by Loki, will break free and consume the world, his jaws reaching the bottom and tops of Midgard. The Midgard Serpent will arrive, his poisonous breath decimating people and land alike. Surt, the giant of fire, will scorch the earth. All the heroes of Valhalla will come together to defend against the giants, the monsters, and Loki. The sons of Fenrir will devour the sun and the moon.
Fenrir will devour Odin and Tyr, then he will be killed by Odin's son, Vidar. Thor will kill the Midgard Serpent, take nine paces, and succumb to the poison. Surt will battle Frey, killing him. Loki, riding in on the Ship of the Dead made of finger and toenails, will fall in a fight against Heimdall, but not before striking the killing blow on Heimdall as well. The great battle will end when Surt envelops the entire world in fire before it sinks into the sea.