Magog: Region of Gog, the second of the "sons" of Japheth
(Genesis 10:2; 1 Chronicles 1:5) In
(Ezekiel 38:2; 39:6) it is the name of a nation, probably some
Scythian or Tartar tribe descended from Japheth. They are described
as skilled horsemen, and expert in the use of the bow. The Latin
father Jerome says that this word denotes "Scythian nations, fierce
and innumerable, who live beyond the Caucasus and the Lake Maeotis,
and near the Caspian Sea, and spread out even onward to India."
Perhaps the name "represents the Assyrian Mat Gugi, or 'country of
Gugu,' the Gyges of the Greeks" (Sayce's Races, etc.).