Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Armageddon

Literally "Megiddo's Mountain", the site at which – according to Revelation – the kings of the Earth will be drawn "to the battle of that great day of God Almighty". Like Apocalypse, the term is extensively used in fantastic literature to signify a violent End of the World, Last Judgement or confrontation with the Antichrist. Examples include Megiddo's Ridge (1937) by S Fowler Wright (1874-1965), "Armageddon" (1941) by Fredric Brown, The Armageddon Rag (1983) by George R R Martin and the Omen movies. [BS]

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