The avatar of darkness, Demogorgon, saw nothing on the surface but gray, barren land. He felt it was no different from his own land, with the wicked having full reign over it. The age of humans and gods had ended, and chaos now prevailed. Demogorgon sneered as the evil beings fought over the right to rule. "This land has truly become hell."
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").