In my A to Z writing challenge, today I tackle the letter G for Gregoron. The Gregoron is a combination of two beings in the world of religion and mythology. The Gorgon is from Greek mythology where this female demon turns living creatures to stone with a gaze into her eyes. The Grigori is also a Greek word meaning “Watchers.” The Grigori were angels sent to watch over mankind, but lusted for human women. Their offspring became giants according to the Book of Enoch which is not a canonized book of the Bible. According to Enoch, the great flood was brought to destroy those giants. But the Bible says very little of the watchers.
When men began to multiply on earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw how beautiful the daughters of man were, and so they took for their wives as many of them as they chose. Then the Lord said: “My spirit shall not remain in man forever, since he is but flesh. His days shall comprise one hundred and twenty years.” At that time the Nephilim appeared on earth (as well as later), after the sons of God had intercourse with the daughters of man, who bore them sons. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown. (Genesis 6:14)
Notice that the Nephilim were the heroes of old, men of renown. This simple sentence is how I forged the Nephilliad race in my trilogy. But, the Gregoron were bound into the Marog “Forbidden Lands” forever to guard the lands and the lost city of gold. They continue to imprison women for child bearing of the Luminar (sons) and Luminag (daughters). For those that attempt to steal the gold, they use their powers to consume the soul of the living, leaving only a statute of dust.
In book two, “Bound to Forbidden Lands” Arimar and his company have only one path to the south which is through the Marog. So they are bound to the forbidden lands. The Gregoron, Luminar, Luminags, Bergons and Dragons are imprisoned in the Marog because of their disobedience and rebellions in prior ages. Therefore they are bound in a different sense of the word. Arimar’s company of 500 thousand must pass through as quietly as possible and without falling to the temptation of greed.
This second book of this trilogy speeds up the action as the journey through the Marog is full of danger, deceit and battle. It does however, surprise the forces of evil, as the members of the company now begin to pull together and work as one. This is the opposite of evil’s plan.
In book one, a brief history is given to these monsters and evil creatures. This I did on purpose to bring readers quickly into the story. Many should wonder more about their creation and rebellion. These stories are to be bound in the “chronicles.” There a fuller narrative can be written and more excitement offered.
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