Dictionary definitions and etymology illustrated from contemporary and classical literature (selected from 'A Book for Today').
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Gog and Magog
Gog and Magog: Gog and Magog, appearing in the Old and New Testament, the Quran, and other religious/mythological texts, represent evil forces of invasion, especially forces against Israel. Interestingly, George W Bush referenced Gog and Magog in support of the planned Iraqi invasion when meeting with French President Chirac. Also, the Yale secret society Skull & Bones awards the nickname Magog to the member in each class with the most sexual experience, and Gog to the one with the least. George H W Bush received the Magog nickname.
The Forces of Gog and Magog were set to do battle on the plains of Armageddon.