Disney's Hercules

Season 1 Episode 34

Hercules and the Twilight of the Gods

Aired Unknown Nov 18, 1998 on
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Hercules and the Twilight of the Gods
Loki, from Norse mythology, recruits Herc for the position of Thunder God, however what he does not explain is that Loki is plotting a cosmic takeover and exploits Herc's strength and incompetence in freeing the giant ice wolf Nimmelfir thus bringing on Ragnarock- the Twilight of the Gods.moreless

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  • Despite the liberties taken with the Norse myths, the plot is enough to redeem the episode.

    Hero rule #9: Giants are dumb.

    I expected the myths to be a little distorted - the series took some pretty extreme liberties with the Greek characters, so it was only natural that they would do the same for the Norse - but certain things came as a huge surprise. However, the positive aspects of the episode by far outweigh the negatives.

    Ragnarok as a one-time disaster, a catastrophe that could be easily averted, rubbed me the wrong way as a fan of Norse mythology. Thor having to earn his role in the pantheon was also a little strange. Odin, who is incredibly wise, should have been able to forsee that Loki would cheat to help Hercules beat Thor.

    Serious bonus points for the "Ragnarok is that way" line, the misinterpretation of a prophecy, and Fenrir. When the Fates protest that, no, they're the *Norns*, and try to convince everyone... That alone makes the episode worth watching.moreless
Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn

voice of Loki

Guest Star

William H. Macy

William H. Macy

voices of Jorgen Svenson and Sven Jorgenson

Guest Star

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

voice of Thor: Norse God of Thunder

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Casey Stone was nominated for the 1999 Golden Reel Award for "Best Sound Editing - Television Animation - Music" for this episode.

    • Loki's plot to take over Asgard is similar to Hades in his goal to take over Mt. Olympus. In the Hercules movie, Hades had freed the Rock Titan, Ice Titan, Lava Titan, Tornado Titan, and a Cyclops in an attempt to take over Mt. Olympus. Here, Loki frees the doom wolf Fenrir (whose ribbon bindings held him until Ragnarok) and calls forth the World Serpent (a giant snake enemy of Thor's who doesn't appear in this episode), the Fire Giants (who also doesn't appear in this episode) and the Ice Giants to battle with Odin, Thor and the other Norse Gods at the time of Ragnarok.


    • Phil: "They're double dippin'."
      In alot of European mythologies there have been three women that seems to control fate. In greece; the Fates, in norse myth; the Norns and even in Celtic/Shakespearian myth the Weird Sisters.

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