In the Season 13 episode, Good Intentions, Dean and Castiel face off against Gog and Magog.

Unlike other biblical figures (Nephilim, Cain etc), the origin of this pair is questionable. They are mentioned a few times in the Bible but could be people, a race or the nation from which they hail.

In the episode, they are depicted as ancient warriors made from sand and rock. This doesn't seem to match anything from the Bible. Is this species mentioned anywhere? Possibly ancient Canaanite mythology or something?

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    Perhaps the statues from Guildhall? Mar 16 '18 at 1:58
  • I think in this case they took a little bit of artistic liberty.
    – Hans Olo
    Mar 16 '18 at 7:15
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    Or two robots from a 1954 movie. Mar 16 '18 at 17:01
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    One's a Pa Gog and the other is a Magog Mar 16 '18 at 19:34
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    No relation to the aliens from the TV series Andromeda?
    – IG_42
    Mar 17 '18 at 1:00

Nope. The first and only original reference to them is from the Bible/Torah. There's no known antecedents.


This is much later than the bible, but interesting

There is a legend, first mentioned by Josephus in the first century AD, that Alexander the Great built a great wall or a gate to keep out the nomadic tribes of Gog and Magog and if those tribes ever get through the wall it will be doomsday. The Mongol invasions may have seemed like the fulfillment of that legend.

Some scholars have suggested that the legend was based on the Great Wall of China, built for a similar purpose.

It might be based on the Great Wall of Gorgan, the second longest defense fortification in the world, 191 kilometers or 121 miles long, between the southeastern Caspian sea and mountains to the east. Discovered in 1999, it is often called "Alexander's Wall", though it is believed to date to the Sassanian Dynasty and to have been built sometime about 400 to 600 AD.

The relatively narrow plain between the Caspian Sea and the mountains in the east is called the Caspian Gates. The much narrower plain between the Caspian Sea and the mountains in the west is also called the Caspian Gates.

There are only two practical ways to cross the Caucasus Mountains.

One is the Darial Gorge, which was fortified since ancient times including by Romans and by Persians and known as the Iberian Gates or the Caucasian Gates.

The other is at Derbent, where the Persians built a mud brick wall in the reign of Yazdigird II (438-457) and a better wall in the reign of Khosrau I (531-579) . This wall was up to 20 meters (66 feet tall) and 10 feet thick, and is called the Caspian Wall or the Wall of Alexander.

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