|Gods of Ragnarok|
|Also known as:||Raag, Nah, Rok|
|Affiliated with:||Great Old Ones|
|Place of origin:||Pre-Universe|
|Appearance:||The Greatest Show in the Galaxy|
Raag, Nah and Rok, also known as the Gods of Ragnarok, were three beings who made sentient beings die for their entertainment.
Rassilon speculated that the Gods had created and destroyed many universes. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties). Indeed, it is implied by some sources that they destroyed the previous universe to the Doctor's in a war involving the Daleks and the Key to Time.
They existed for a time on the planet Segonax where they took over the Psychic Circus and its entertainers, the Ringmaster and the Chief Clown. Outside their own world, they appeared as a man (referred to as "Father"), a woman (referred to as "Mother") and a little girl sitting in the audience, while in another world they appeared as trio of living stone statues. They used the Psychic Circus to recruit new performers; if they were not pleased by the performance, they would reduce the performer(s) to ashes.
The Seventh Doctor travelled into their realm, the Dark Circus, where he performed a magic show to appease them, and then used an amulet to reflect their own power against them. The stone forms of the Gods broke apart and the Psychic Circus exploded, breaking the Gods' link to the normal universe. (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The Gods of Ragnarok are mentioned in a deleted scene from The Infinite Quest, as one of the beings which ruled the universe during the Dark Times.
- The Gods of Ragnarok's name is from the Nordic Ragnarök, which is often misunderstood as the "End of the World" or Armageddon. While an important part of Ragnarök is a climactic and cataclysmic battle, it ultimately ends with the renewal of the world as new and fertile.
- One translation of Ragnarök is "the End of the Gods"; thus; the Gods of Ragnarok are "The Gods of the End of the Gods". This could be interpreted either as nonsense or an added layer of meaning.