From the Armenian Histories:
“…Let us recall the fact that the Armenians, Georgians, Aghbanians, Movkans, Herans, Leks, Kovkases and Egers had one father named T’orgom, son of T’iras, son of Gamer, son of Japheth (Yabet’), son of Noah. He was a brave, gigantic man.
At the time of the destruction of the Tower [of Babel] and the division of tongues and the dispersion of mankind throughout the world, [T’orgom] came and settled between the Masis and Aragats mountains.”
[pertaining to Torgom’s sons] – “…First was Hayk, second K’art’los, third Bardos, fourth Movkan, fifth Lekan, sixth Heros, seventh Kovkas, and eighth Egres. But Hayk was the strongest and bravest. There was no one like him on earth, not before the deluge nor after it, to the present…”
“…Hayk inherited half of the patrimony, with the stated borders. He was prince of the seven brothers and stood in service to thegiant Nimrod (Nebrovt’) who first ruled the entire world as king. Now after a few years had passed, Hayk assembled his brothers and said to them: “Hear me, my brothers. Behold, God has given us might and many people. Now, for the mercy upon us, let us not serve a foreigner but rather the true God.” All consented. Rebelling, they did not provide the tax and brought over to their side the surrounding peoples. When Nimrod heard about this he was angered, assembled a multitude of many giants and rabble, set out against them and came to the Atrpatakan land. Hayk was with his people by the foot of [mount] Masis. Nimrod dispatched sixty giants with a great multitude. [The two sides] clashed with each other with a fearsome intense crash like the sound of thunder clouds. There were countless, incalculable numbers slain on both sides. Hayk stood at the rear of his people encouraging steadfastness. Like lightning, he himself raided around and felled the last of those sixty giants and their troops. He and the seven brothers remained safe by the grace of God, and they glorified their omnipotent savior. When Nimrod learned about what had happened, he became extremely agitated and he himself went against Hayk. But Hayk, not having as many soldiers as [Nimrod], fortified himself into the rough places of the Masis valleys. Nimrod was heavily armored with iron, from head to foot. He ascended the crest of a hill and summoned Hayk to [return to] his former obedience. But Hayk did not respond to him rather, he said to his brothers: “Cover me from the rear and I shall descend to Nimrod.” He approached him and shot an arrow at [Nimrod’s] breast-plates, which went straight through to the other side. Turning about he expired forthwith and his entire army fell; and the House of T’orgom reposed without a care.”
Note that Nimrod had introduced a TAX, which was used to control the people, just as it is today…
The Valor of Hayk against Bel and His Descendants:
“1. Then Nimrod [Nebrovt’], who is the same as Bel, became arrogant and haughty, and exalting himself, attempted to impose his rule over all the other giants. 2. But our Hayk most vehemently resisted and liberating himself from the domination of Bel, he immediately came to our land with his son Aramaneak, whom he had sired in Babylon, and also with his daughters, grandchildren, slaves born in the household, and outsiders who had joined him. 3. Nimrod, that is Bel, pursued Hayk with his
own forces, composed of men skilled in archery, swordsmanship and the lance; they encountered each other in a glen with a great tumult which was like the clamor of violent torrents streaming down. Assaulting one another in this manner they intimidated each other with great terror. 4. Soon our Hayk shot from his well-bent bow an arrow with three prongs that hit the iron-studded breastplate of Nimrod, and piercing through his back, pinned him down to the ground. Having killed him in this
manner, Hayk ruled over the land as his own paternal lot, and named the country Hayk’ [= Armenia] after himself.”
Bel, or Marduk, was another manifestation of Nimrod, like ALL the god’s of the ancient world, and signified sun worship.