Demogorgon looked across the desolate lands covered by clouds of gloom and swept by dry winds. The death of the Shadow King had merely ushered in a period of chaos as the ambitious vied to fill the power vacuum. But Demogorgon was unconcerned, for he knew he would undoubtedly reign supreme.
Demogorgon, although often ascribed to Greek mythology, is attributed to a fourth-century scholar, imagined as the name of a pagan deity or demon, associated with the underworld and envisaged as a powerful primordial being, whose very name had been taboo.
Various theories suggest that the name is derived from a combination of the Greek words daimon ("spirit" given the Christian connotations of "demon") and Gorgon ("grim") - the Ancient Greek triad of goddesses (Stheno, Euryale and Medusa) whose name derived from word gorgos ("dreadful").