Thursday, July 30, 2020

Gog Magog

Gog and Magog are Biblical names that have been used in a number of different contexts. Throughout history, the names have been applied to various peoples or nations by demogogues to signal the coming of an apocalyptical event.

In the Alexander Romance and Islamic folklore, the names refer to tribes of rapacious barbarians, but whereas the former sometimes illustrates them as giants, the later describes them as being more dwarf-like.

The names have also been associated with legends about the founding of Britain, with representative examples being the Guildhall Giants (traditionally known as Gogmagog and Corineus), and the Wicker Giants used in the London Lord Mayor's Show.

Miniatures of Gog and Magog were made as super exclusives for the Time of Legends: Joan of Arc Kickstarter.

The two giants are billed as heralds of the Apocalypse. Gog is a sorcerer, armed with a sword and staff, while Magog is a warrior bearing a mace and shield.

I find Gog a lot more interesting than Magog, but both sculpts are very nice. They're on 65mm bases, which I'll probably switch out for something smaller.

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