Naglfar Breaks Loose
"... Naglfar breaks loose.
A ship journeys from the east, Muspell's people are coming
Over the waves, and Loki steers."
- Voluspa 50-51 (Larington translation)
"At that time, too, the ship known as Naglfar will become free. It is made of dead men's nails, so it is worth warning you that, if anyone dies with his nails uncut, he will greatly increase the material for that ship which both the gods and men devoutly hope will take a long time building. In this tidal wave, however, Naglfar will be launched."
- Gylfaginning (Young translation)
Naglfar is the ship that will bring the enemies to the doors of Asgard at the time of Ragnarok. Kind of a scary way to get kids to cut their nails, I'd say!
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