Gog and Magog

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biblical names of the enemies of God's people who wage war against God at the end of the world

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Brute's son Corineus wrestled with the giant Gogmagog near Dover, and, as Holinshed tells it, "cast him downe headlong from one of the rocks there, thus winning the battle against the old order of giants." For this reason, Holinshed adds, "the place was named long after, the fall or leape of Gogmagog, but afterward it was called The fall of Dover." (62) Gogmagog had his place in Munday's pageant celebrating the "new Brute, King James" and may also lie behind Shakespeare's moment of restoration at the end of his tragedy.
Although Dianno went on to front Battlezone, Killers and Gogmagog after giving way to Bruce Dickinson, nearly all of the material on this set harks back to that original incarnation - so with tracks like Wrathchild, Killers, Sanctuary, Running Free, Murders In The Rue Morgue and Phantom Of The Opera, Maiden's Steve Harris should be receiving some nice royalty cheques in due course.
Several Arthurian legends are retold, and readers will also encounter a Selkie, the Mester Stoorworm and Gogmagog -- a two-headed giant.
Yet it also omits others of equal merit, such as Selwyn & Blout and the Gogmagog Press.