A Jacobite society, perhaps related to the lodges of Harodim.
They employed pseudonyms like the Harodim and had
an ambassador at Rome. The duke of Wharton and the chevalier
Ramsay, who were well-known Jacobites, were members of
the order. Gormogons had a cipher and secret reception of
their own and used a jargon in which the names of places and
individuals were transposed. An extant engraving by William
Hogarth lampoons the order under the title ‘‘The Mystery of
Masonry brought to light by ye Gormogons.’’ The intention of
the Gormogons, apparently, was to establish a countertradition
to Freemasonry