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RAGNAROK

THE AGE OF FIRE AND GRAVEL.

BY

IGNATIUS DONNELLY

AUTHOR OF "ATLANTIS: THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD."

[1883]

CONTENTS

PART I.

THE DRIFT.

  • Chapter I .--THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DRIFT
  • Chapter II .--THE ORIGIN OF THE DRIFT NOT KNOWN
  • Chapter III .--THE ACTION OF WAVES
  • Chapter IV .--WAS IT CAUSED BY ICEBERGS?
  • Chapter V .--WAS IT CAUSED By GLACIERS?
  • Chapter VI .--WAS IT CAUSED BY A CONTINENTAL ICE-SHEET?
  • Chapter VII .--THE DRIFT A GIGANTIC CATASTROPHE
  • Chapter VIII .--GREAT HEAT A PREREQUISITE

PART II.

THE COMET.

  • Chapter I .--A COMET CAUSED THE DRIFT
  • Chapter II .--WHAT IS A COMET?
  • Chapter III .--COULD A COMET STRIKE THE EARTH?
  • Chapter IV .--THE CONSEQUENCES TO THE EARTH

PART III.

THE LEGENDS.

  • Chapter I .--THE NATURE OF MYTHS
  • Chapter II .--DID MAN EXIST BEFORE THE DRIFT?
  • Chapter III .--LEGENDS OF THE COMING OF THE COMET
  • Chapter IV .--RAGNAROK
  • Chapter V .--THE CONFLAGRATION OF PHAON
  • Chapter VI .--OTHER LEGENDS OF THE CONFLAGRATION
  • Chapter VII .--LEGENDS OF THE CAVE-LIFE
  • Chapter VIII .--LEGENDS OF THE AGE OF DARKNESS
  • Chapter IX .--THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN
  • Chapter X .--THE FALL OF THE CLAY AND GRAVEL
  • Chapter XI .--THE ARABIAN MYTHS
  • Chapter XII .--THE BOOK OF JOB
  • Chapter XIII .--GENESIS READ BY THE LIGHT OF THE COMET

PART IV.

CONCLUSIONS.

  • Chapter I .--WAS PRE-GLACIAL MAN CIVILIZED?
  • Chapter II .--THE SCENE OF MAN'S SURVIVAL
  • Chapter III .--THE BRIDGE
  • Chapter IV .--OBJECTIONS CONSIDERED
  • Chapter V .--BIELA'S COMET
  • Chapter VI .--THE UNIVERSAL BELIEF OF MANKIND 424
  • Chapter VII .--THE EARTH STRUCK BY COMETS MANY TIMES
  • Chapter VIII .--THE AFTER-WORD

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