and majestic gods and goddess created the world and humanity. From
that gods and goddess came on new created world strong giants. They
revolt against powerful gods and goddess and started to
Babylonian tower. One of
giants was Hayk, with
By God’s will
terrible storm destroyed the
After that every man and giant began to speak in
understand only he.
bloody war one of the giants Titanian Bel became the leader of all
himself as a king and god and tried to rule everywhere and everyone.
Hayk rise against Bel, and
left Babylon with his clan, (near 300 men) servants and other
foreigners who joint him. He went to the South. He settled in Ararat
Bell sent one of his sons
to Hayk and
demanded from him the
recognition of his superiority.
But Hayk declined Bel's
Enraged Bel collected
big army and came to
Ararat. Hayk with his brave archers came across the Bel's army. The
bloody battle began. During the battle Hayk
with the arrow of his bow.
the Babylonian king’s
death, all his
army run away. After this victory Hayk lived free in his new homeland.
Ararat county, where
had settled Hayk, later
called by his name Hayq (Haiq).
Aram was the great-grandson of
Hayk, the ruler of Armavir. He dissatisfied that neighbors attack on
Armavir. He collected 50.000 brave and strong Armenian archers, who
were also good spearmen. Near his country borders Aram met Median
General Nyuqar Mades with his big army. This Median General had
already attacked and destroyed some Armenian settlements several
times. Aram with his army attacked on Medians and defeated them.
General Nyuqar Mades (Madis) was
taken to Armavir where he was
In the same period Assyrian
king Ninos (Ninus) wanted to avenge for Bel's death. But
seeing the courage and
victories of Aram, he had to
Aram the rank of "the second
after me (Ninos)". During his reigning Aram defeated all enemies of
Armenia. He gave
his land to his son - Ara Gegecik (Ara the Handsome).
(Gegecik, Արա Գեղեցիկ) and Shamiram
After Aram's death Armenia
became under the rule of his sun Ara the Handsome (Gegecik). The same
period Assyria was
ruled by Ninos,
gave Aram many presents and the same rank "the second after me (Ninos)"
which was previously
given to his father Aram. The wife of Ninos was Shamiram (Semiramis),
to see and be with Ara the
but was afraid of her husband.
When Ninos died,
sent her servants with many
presents and proposed Aram to
Ninveh (Ninve) and get
married to her.
proposal. Several delegations
with Shamiram’s demand,
but Aram declined them all.
Shamiram angered on Aram. She
big army and came to Armenia. She didn't want to kill Aram,
but wanted to capture
him and took Ninveh. Shamiram told his warriors
not to kill
him. The battle between Armenians and Assyrians began in
valley of Ara, which later was
called by the name of Ara - Ayrarat. Armenian army was defeated and
all Armenian warriors were killed. Ara the Handsome also was killed.
death of their king they collected
new big army. Shamiram didn't
want to fight
with them. When Armenian army came to kill her, she told them that
Aralezs raise Ara the Handsome from the dead. She
a man which
looked like Ara the Handsome and dressed him
Armenian king's clothes. Armenian warriors saw that man and believed
Shamiram. Later Shamiram built
the Statues of
a god who had
"resuscitated" Ara the Handsome.
Arayan Ara (Արայան Արամ)
and Anushavan (Sosanver, Անուշավան, Սոսանվեր)
Handsome and Nvard (Ara's
wife) had a son
Ara whose. Shamiram assigned him as a governor-general of Armenia.
Arayan Ara was killed with Shamiram in the war. After Arayan
death his son Anushavan became
the ruler of Armenia.
Torq Angegya (Տորք Անգեղյա)
Torq was the son of Pasqam who
was Hayk's grandson. Torq was
strong man. For his plainness he
called Angegya (Անգեղյա).
Armenian Vagarshak king
assigned Torq as a
ruler of western part of Armenia. Torq
was the father of great Armenian lord’s house