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In Christian apocalyptic literature (the Book of Revelation), Armageddon or Har-Mageddon is the site of the final battle between the kings of the earth (incited by Satan) and the Christian God. The term is also used for the battle itself, or more broadly for an Apocalypse. A similar concept is to be found in the Rastafarian religion.
The word armageddon is derived from Mount (Har in Hebrew) Megiddo, the site of the Battle of Megiddo and other battles. Armageddon in Christianity is also anticipated as the final battle between the forces of good (Jesus and his angels) and the forces of evil (Satan (working through the Antichrist) and his demons) (see also Dualism). It is the time of final judgement for the wicked humans of earth and the salvation for the just and good humans of earth. It is known as the final purification of the Earth's sin.
"Armageddon" also refers to any great loss of life in battle etc.
- Carmageddon, a violent video game with cars.
- End of the world
- End of Civilization
- Armageddon (movie)
- Megiddo (place)
- Armageddon (Warhammer)
- WWE Armageddon, the annual pay-per-view held by the World Wrestling Entertainment
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