Anomalies A – Z

Being a Brief Compendium of Monsters and Monstrosities, Strange Beasts, and Frightening Individuals Compiled from the Lore of Scripture. Thatjeffcarter Was Here, 2013

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Contents
Asmodeus...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Azazel ............................................................................................................................................................ 5 Behemoth ..................................................................................................................................................... 6 Beelzebub...................................................................................................................................................... 7 Chemosh ....................................................................................................................................................... 8 Cockatrice ..................................................................................................................................................... 9 Dagon .......................................................................................................................................................... 10 Dybbuk ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 Eagle ............................................................................................................................................................ 12 Emim ........................................................................................................................................................... 13 The First Born of Death ............................................................................................................................... 14 Frogs ............................................................................................................................................................ 15 The God of Fortresses ................................................................................................................................. 16 Gogmagog! .................................................................................................................................................. 17 Helel ben Shahar ......................................................................................................................................... 18 Hermas ........................................................................................................................................................ 19 Ibis ............................................................................................................................................................... 20 Irin ............................................................................................................................................................... 21 Jackals ......................................................................................................................................................... 22 Jeremiel ....................................................................................................................................................... 23 Kokabiel....................................................................................................................................................... 24 King of Terrors............................................................................................................................................. 25 Leviathan ..................................................................................................................................................... 26 Little Horn ................................................................................................................................................... 27 Mammon..................................................................................................................................................... 28 Molech ........................................................................................................................................................ 29 Nephilim ...................................................................................................................................................... 30 Nimrod ........................................................................................................................................................ 31 Og ................................................................................................................................................................ 32 2

Orion ........................................................................................................................................................... 33 Phoenix ....................................................................................................................................................... 34 Pythonic Spirit ............................................................................................................................................. 35 Qeteb .......................................................................................................................................................... 36 Raphael ....................................................................................................................................................... 37 Raven .......................................................................................................................................................... 38 Salamander ................................................................................................................................................. 39 Seraphim ..................................................................................................................................................... 40 Tiamat’s 11 Monster Army ......................................................................................................................... 41 Thunder ....................................................................................................................................................... 43 Unicorn........................................................................................................................................................ 44 Uriel ............................................................................................................................................................. 45 Vanities ....................................................................................................................................................... 46 Viper ............................................................................................................................................................ 47 Wizard ......................................................................................................................................................... 48 World Rulers ............................................................................................................................................... 49 Xanthicus..................................................................................................................................................... 50 Xerxes .......................................................................................................................................................... 51 Yahoel ......................................................................................................................................................... 52 Yam ............................................................................................................................................................. 53 Zeeb............................................................................................................................................................. 54 Ziz ................................................................................................................................................................ 55

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Asmodeus
On February 18, 1865 – two months almost to the day before his untimely death, President Abraham Lincoln received a strange letter warning him of his imminent assassination and, in a post-script, sharing a lewd and completely inappropriate joke about farmers’ daughters in Kentucky. The letter was signed Asmodeus, King of Hell, and Commander of the Infernal Legions. He is the King of Demons, the demon of wrath, the demon of anger, the destroyer of worlds, Ashmedai, Asmodée, Sidonay, Asmodevs, the demonic offspring of a succubus and King David, Commander of the 72 Legions of Hell. He is the King of Hell, answering only to Lucifer himself. If he appears to you he will come three times. First he will appear as a handsome man walking with limp. In his second guise he comes with the head of a bull. When he appears the third and final time he will have the head of a furious ram breathing fire. He carries with him at all times a lance and the banner of hell. The letter was deemed a perverse joke and, along with numerous other discarded scraps of paper, was burned in one of the White House fireplaces. The room immediately filled with a rancid, oily smoke. Contemporary reports say that it smelled of rotted fish and camphor. The entire building had to be evacuated and three servants were overcome by the smoke. They died within the next several hours. Fish oil can be extracted from the livers of fish by rapidly heating them to over 400 degrees. Or, in a slower, but more complete method, by preserving the livers until they have fermented and allowing the oils to separate naturally. When the oil is poured over a hot brazier, it will produce the same thick cloud of foul smelling smoke that filled the White House that February afternoon. This is the only way to ward off the demon Asmodeus. Apocryphal Tobit burned fish livers and hearts to drive away Asmodeus, the worst of demons. He fled to Egypt where, for a time, he was bound by the angel, Raphael. This is how Tobit survived in the face of Asmodeus’ assaults. President Lincoln, however, was not so fortunate.

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Azazel
The air of the desert is hot and dry, full of grit and sand. It gets into your nose, your teeth, your eyes. Even now, as the sun is melting into the horizon, the desert winds bring dry heat into the camp. Other than the scarlet glow that illuminates the smoke drifting up from Mount Sinai, the desert is dark. It is dark, but it is not silent. Out in the darkness there are wild beasts. Owls, ravens and vultures, hyenas, wildcats, snakes and jackals make the desert a dangerous place to wander. But there is something more. Even with the animals that roam its sands, the desert is a dead place. That is why no one will pitch their tents there. The desert is a dead place – the haunt of demons It is the home of Azazel, who watches over the fallen watchers. Azazel, who corrupted the earth and taught men to make swords and knifes, who showed women how to ornament their bodies with jewelry and mascara. Azazel, who was bound in chains by Raphael and dragged down from heaven. There in the dark of the desert he is chained to the rough and jagged rocks of a precipitous cliff, howling in desperate pain. This is disgrace; this is Azazel, and this is shame, for Abraham’s portion is in heaven and yours is upon the earth. Therefore, the Mighty One, Eternal Ruler of Time and Space, has given you your dwelling upon the earth though you are a liar and a bringer of wrath.

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6 . first of the Master’s making but against him only the Maker may draw his sword. his limbs are like copper. Behold now. brother to Leviathan of the sea and Ziz of the air. The primordial beast of the land. he is first among the wild beasts and of the creatures that move along the ground. You. the Behemoth I have made. who sit in dust and ash. The river may rage and the waters wild but Behemoth sleeps in the shade of the Lotus tree. the Behemoth and the strength of his loins his penis stiffens like a cedar. he is not disturbed by your cries. his bones are like iron. look upon the Behemoth and tremble. Behold now. the sinews around his stones are knit together. the Behemoth I have made. biggest born of the earth in its upheavals born of the ground in all its shaking. upon a tower of dung. by your shouts of distress. are you a man? Prepare yourself.Behemoth Behold now.

speak to me. Let us ask of him: ‘will I live or die?’ O Lord of Flies. 7 . I open my mouth and breathe through my nose to receive this breeding of pestilence. this buildup of filth. Let him speak in whispers and fizzles. that porcine head impaled upon a stick. though he sits in ruined majesty he can still draw an audience for a time. Let him speak. Let him speak though he spreads lies. that chthonic spirit. buzzing as I die.Beelzebub Let us consult the Presiding Chaplain of the Royal Order of Diptera.

Chemosh On a hill east of Jerusalem the morning sun rising like a flare over King Solomon’s other shrine. the high place of Chemosh the obscene. 8 . A drinker of blood A devourer of sons Built for the convenience of his many porcupines though. this may merely be a Deuteronomistic slander against the despised despot.

and turning you and your heart into stone. before the caterwauling terrorist of dawn screams off his bloody head. 9 . doesn’t care who lives and who dies. blinding your eyes. striking your heel. He is the winged serpent in the garden. Cockatrice cannot change. From toad-nursed egg and from spider’s web Cockatrice will rise and he will not be charmed. Cockatrice will drink that poisonous cup of wrath and will spit in your eye just to spite you. and cockatrice doesn’t care. Cockatrice once or cockatrice twice. has no sympathy and doesn’t care. before the night is out you will deny him thrice.Cockatrice Cockatrice cannot change.

shimmering oily moon in gloomy seas and thunder on the levee. downward all gills and scales and fins. the idol fallen. 10 . The dais is cracked.Dagon Dagon pale like fish bellied grain waist upward manshaped and bearded.

binds him traps him here. something holds him. this dead soul not yet departed. dislocated in space and time cleaved from the outside caved in from within.Dybbuk Lingering. 11 . Voices raised. He will not leave. muscles wrenched. involuntary host of unfulfilled desires and unrequited love. he will not release. incarcerated in this unwilling flesh. clinging.

tessellations unraveled. 666 is always followed by 555. Woe. And now the third Eagle has spoken conspiracies from the co-prophet who finds numerological connections between Korean pop-stars and the spotted pelt of the Obama leopard. for the Eagle has spoken terror in midair.Eagle These are revelations untraveled. reparations unrivaled. 12 . The rosary of Mary will protect us from the coming of the Antichrist. the rosary of Mary will protect us from phallic airport murals. and a second time woe. doom and gloom proceeds from a Casio keyboard.

go back beneath the shadows. they are the ones to blame for fear of fire and of sun. and indeed men held them to be giants of Enac’s breed. they are the ones responsible for sixteen thousand pigs floating dead upon the river. giants. Dark wine dripped down from their faces as they drank from barrel sized bowls. to the netherworld.Emim The earliest inhabitants of the country were the Emim. our chins into the air to see them there. but the Moabite name for them is Emim. they. drenched below. great in size. we stood beneath that wretched flood huddled. Go back to whence you came. warriors tall in stature. they. a great race of warriors. These dreaded ones. so tall in stature that they might have come of Enac’s family. the Emim. Deuteronomy 2: 10-11 We craned our necks far back. who dwell in iron age castles and disappear in a cloud of disowning. The Emim are not wanted here. these buzzing zamzummim. Go back. 13 .

consuming limbs and wasting strength. stalking. devouring his flesh.The First Born of Death The man sits alone upon the midden heap blastomycosis. and anaplasmosis The shadow thrown by the dancing flames of his cookfire flickers on the wall. ebola eating his skin. myiasis. necrotizing fasciitis. anthropophagous. looming over him. 14 . and leprosy scraping at sores. This is disease. molluscum contagiosum Stand aghast at the sight of death’s ever hungry mouth. pinching pustules until they burst pale clouded fluids. the First Born of Death. scabies. and rotavirus Death’s primal face. death’s first form.

three unclean spirits appeared in the form of frogs. Brekekekex koax koax And when the prophet speaks (lies. was red. one from the mouth of the beast. like berries on my tongue but obnoxious in the light and noxious to the touch. Brekekekex koax koax The second. like ennui came falling from the unexpected sky raining poison skinned spirit frogs. blue and cold like February rain. dripping from the mouth of the dragon. Brekekekex koax koax 15 . all lies) in golden sonorous tones like morning bells we hardly notice the amphibian in his mouth. bright and sweet.Frogs Then. Revelation 16:13 The first. in my vision. and one from the mouth of his false prophet. one from the mouth of the dragon.

And this is his device: a stone tower on bend sinister. 16 . and they shall wear upon their breasts the emblem of their master. and who regardeth not the gaze and desire of women A mighty fortress on pagan sands physical forces holding spiritual and temporal sway wielding the sword of power flashing this way and that. He will speak barbarisms and blasphemies.The God of Fortresses Of the King who did according to his will and magnified himself above every petty god and honored the God of Fortresses with much gold and silver. He will wear the skulls of his enemies. He will reawaken occulted mysteries long forgotten by his fathers. He shall do just as he will. His militant priests and clerical guardsmen will march across the globe on ley line energies.

Gogmagog!. Gogmagog!.Gogmagog! “Gogmagog! is at work in the middle-east. he is Gogmagog!.” President George W. Bush How many stories could be told about Gogmagog!. who wrestled HellHounds at Crooked Creek. Gogmagog! And now he is on the move. Gogmagog! is on the march. oppose all armies. standing over them as a tree stands over a man. that fearsome giant of forgotten days. how many tales of wonder and of woe? How many fortified cities has he leveled? How many castles has he pulled down? How many nations has he plundered? How many nations has he pillaged? He towers over all the ancient terrors. He will tear down walls and towers. He will take on all foes. He pulls up oak trees as you or I might pull up daisies. his pace unrelenting. The ground shakes beneath his feet. He is Gogmagog! Gogmagog!. towards the plains of Shinar. He will sweep aircraft from the sky and sink battleships in the sea. who was sealed within a cave for 30 days. who fought the Wyrm beneath Albion. He will not rest. where he will battle once more. He will smash tanks and chariots. 17 . Awakened from his slumber he now lumbers eastward. None can stop him. Gogmagog!. His stride is unyielding. He will not sleep now that he has been roused to anger. who was struck by lightning on five different occasions. He will have battle once more.

Remember this. helpless on your back and fed upon by maggots and worms. Heaven’s brightest son. everyone sees your disgrace and laughs at your shame. “I will ascend. accursed and darkened now. laid out and sprawling across the nations. you who would presume to glory. even to that highest throne. Scion of Dawn.” Now you are low. But you said. fallen to the Earth. 18 . to the dust. Day Star.Helel ben Shahar How you have fallen.

The burning on his hands and feet was the result of an intense electrical discharge. Could these things all be related? He could not answer that question and he began to weep. But they were in no danger of overheating. But now he was seeing things again. They were perfectly adapted to their cold environment. But in the fifth he saw him – the shepherd. but dreams. In the first vision there was desire. This is his sixth vision. he saw the world collapse and the sky grow dark. broader. a book. taller. but he had no idea what it meant. ‘I. Not them. has seen him – the shepherd – again.” he said to no one in particular. No.’ he thought. Larger than the ordinary camels we see today. In the third he saw a great tower trembling in the shadow of a giant. an hypothesis that needed to be tested. That seemed to be the end of the visions. myself. First it was thousands of dead pigs floating in the rivers of China. Now it’s tens of thousands of prawns washing up on the beaches of Chile. Hallucinations.’ There was something inside him: an idea that needed to be explored. “They’ve overheated. ‘majestic creatures. the dreamer. Not hallucinations. 19 . But he couldn’t be sure what was happening. really.Hermas Hermas. In the second. have seen the giant camels of the arctic. the visionary freedman. the revelator. In the fourth.

In the winter. refuses to let them pass and for this he is venerated there. The sound of his song creates the four frog ponds. the face that hears. the winged serpents of Arabia rise in flight. when the moon is obscured by clouds swollen with rain. a lonely mathematician.Ibis Who gives the ibis wisdom? or gives the rooster understanding? –Job 38:36 In the spring. sacred bird of the Egyptian moon. In the summer. the Ibis stalks the marshlands measuring the earth in one cubit strides. but the Ibis. when the moon is changing. when the moon is fat. 20 . a practitioner of lunar magic. a knot of venomous snakes and spines. as a scientist. he is the physician.

I saw a holy watcher come down from heaven.Irin “In the vision that came into my mind as I was lying in bed. Observe What has been written will come to pass and what will come to pass will be observed coming down from heaven in tracks of fire When a five legged lamb is born on the White House lawn it will be observed.” Daniel 4: 13 The eyes of the Irin are the eyes of God and the eyes of God are loose upon the earth. each of them is named and their names are known but you must never say their names especially at night when their powers are reinforced. When Grigori moves between this world and the next he will be observed. Observe Be vigilant. Observe 21 . even in the course of study you must not speak their names. When transgenic species rise upon the earth they will be observed. A thousand glimmering eyes Ten thousand eyes in the night The eyes of the Irin are watching. Observe The eyes of Adonai are ranging about the earth. Never surrender you must give yourself to the cause and to the victory of history.

to prowl and to hunt. His name was Tann. Tann snapped his jaws the few of the Vulture tribe that were already encroaching on his dinner. fearful of his teeth. meat and blood. but flapped away. Something already dying. Not when there was… yes… he sniffed again… blood. He could read the scents in the cool nighttime breeze. a young one that had fallen off a rocky ledge and snapped its neck. Later. Tann barked once in excitement before letting it trail off into a muted whine. It would be hours before he would think of her again. who were both solemn and sage? Or even to the Lions who were kings and princes over most everything else in the First Father’s creation? But the First Father. It was an Antelope. Tann loped back towards his cave. satisfied and filled. He ran now. For the most part Tann and his fellow tribe members had kept their sacred trust and had called up the moon for her nightly course across the sky with the necessary regularity and precision. a companion of owls. Job 30: 29 He yelped up the moon using the ancient calls known only by his tribe. But as Tann cut his way across the rocky plain he wasn’t thinking about the moon or her nightly trek across the sky. And fresh. But they knew that the other tribes would complain to the First Father if they were caught misusing the secret moon songs. they had kept the sacred trust. Tann set out himself. 22 . so they did this infrequently and only when they were convinced they would not be noticed. A few Hares were nearby but not worth the effort to chase. following the odor of blood. Something wounded. had given that sacred duty to the Jackals. And he gave to them. after he’d eaten his fill. When he’d howled the moon up over the horizon and sent her safely on her journey across the sky. He would soon be eating meat. stealthy. they had not failed the First Father. This was his privilege and his duty – though why the regular calling up of the moon should have been entrusted by the First Father to such a tribe of tricksters and malcontents as the Jackals was never understood by the other tribes. He pushed his snout into the carcass and began tearing out hunks of flesh. though sometimes he was called ‘Ochim because he was one of the doleful creatures. giving her a song filled with bad directions.Jackals I have become a brother of jackals. so there had been a number of occasions when they’d used the incantations and songs given to them by the First Father in order to manipulate the moon as she travelled. The Jackals would do this in order prolong the night and to give themselves more time at the hunt. Why had the duty not been entrusted to ones such as the Owls? Or to the Elephants. The carrion was close. the magic calls necessary to bring up the moon. But the Jackals are tricksters and devious too. He did not want to draw others to his kill. One of the Ibex had come past hours before. And. The calloused pads of his feet kept his motion silent. for the most part. But few would dare use that name in his presence. He would sing another song for the moon to guide her towards morning. As he ran he had only one thought: meat. His strong legs carried him quickly over the sand and rocks. They squawked angrily at him. in his wisdom. and them alone. On a few occasions they had sent her off course.

we proceed. See how they shine for you? … Q: Aaron is on my side of the seat… A: There is room enough for all and no need to squabble. the endless vista of hope. dark waters are on the left and bright waters on the right. both of you. the eternal city. `How long are we to remain here? And when will come the harvest of our reward?’ And Jeremiel the archangel answered them … Q: How long are we to remain here? A: There is nowhere for you to remain. Yes. to the place that has been prepared for you since the timelessness before time. How soon till we can stop? A: You should have gone before we left. The waters of the heavens have been parted especially for your passage. saying. Q: I need to go to the bathroom. No. Q: Will the trip take long? A: Time is irrelevant. There is only the now. He is. From earth to heavens. I’m not.Jeremiel Did not the souls of the righteous in their chambers ask about these matters. Q: But where are we going? A: To your reward. Can we stop? A: The dead have no need of such facilities. Q: Q: Q: Q: A: He’s touching me No. from the dust of the earth to the crystal sea before the throne. Q: But how long will it take? A: I have already answered that question. he is. Do you not see them? Are they not glorious? … Q: I need to use the bathroom. Yet you will see him soon. He’s touching me… Stop it. for the One is with us even now. Q: How much further? A: … Q: Are we there yet? A: (sigh) 23 . The hosts of heaven have assembled to light your way. The Earth is gone from you and we are already on our way. We will continue through the heavenly ether. we go to the presence of the One. I’m not. enjoy the visions that are being shown to you. For now.

without the aid of telescope or other delicate instruments. but my calculations are not as accurate any more. but not clearly. Perhaps with the rising of the Morning Star there may yet be some hope. I think. Saturn. observe the motion of the stars and calculate the vectors of the planets. Once I could do these things. I was a scholar then. I can plot their motions. I will wait until morning.Kokabiel The stars. Once I could interpret and I could understand. and not a charlatan. plot their courses through the houses of the zodiac and anticipate their alignments with wandering planets. I could. I could follow the movements of the stars with ease. have moved into their proper positions. my science. Once I could read the skies unclouded. chased the Magician out of Aquarius. but it is so hard to tell anymore. but it is difficult for me now. I taught the host of heaven what these motions meant. and my art. I see them. from beneath the clouds.the “Lucky Star of the King” and “The Swallower. I could read the signs. is trivialized in commercial publications for the uneducated looking for their horoscopes and their fortunes. taught them to read the signs as I did. I believe that the stars have come into the necessary alignment but I cannot be sure. I have fallen low.” I described these rare celestial maneuvers to my brothers and they watched with me until the Ancient One. 24 . Astrological wisdom requires a knowledge of languages – for the study of ancient texts – as well as considerable mathematical skill. But I’m regarded as a joke now. I cannot see the stars clearly from this side of heaven. I remember watching the Magician as he made his way through the Water Carrier with his blue methane clouds meandering past Sadal Melek and Al Bali .

turn in terror at the snap of twigs. the heralds have called his name. the fanfare and flourish have been played. We are torn from security (such as it is) of this fleshy tent and marched off to face the King of Terrors. all our ancient ghosts rising through the damp veil of pale milk white fog. And in this. He crushes and devours our bones there will be nothing left. this guest will not be turned away. We are all gods .King of Terrors We gaze and gaze but the abyss is blind. so the psalmist says and Jesus confirms. even the old superstitions fail us. the sting. but we will die just the same we will die and fall like any prince of the realm. the bite. bitter anguish and bleak descent into the mouth of the grave. the snare. Death is nothing but everything at the end. This is a certainty. receive the king of terrors. 25 . we are all gods. and the sons of God. the only certainty.

even to make a sukkah of his skin Who could penetrate the cavern of his maw and who could return from those slashing teeth. Look at him and tremble. Who could strip him of his skin. Leviathan coiled. The smoke of his nostrils the flame of his mouth this is his terror. one day. for who could resist him? Thrusting spears and slashing swords have no effect against Leviathan. Him that fed upon the righteous will. he will be spread open. comes the first of the Lord’s Sea Monsters springing from the deep. Leviathan the twisted and twisting. he is terror. 26 .Leviathan Look! Look now! See the Leviathan that I have made! Look at my Leviathan! It is a mercy that he has not been made a plague for mankind. And yet. From the waters of the west. his flesh given out to feed the people. brother to Behemoth of the land and Ziz of the air. feed the righteous.

a little horn uprooting the horns before it.Little Horn After the lion’s wings have been removed. with genetic bombs and Toynbee’s rejection of national sovereignty. Nixon. Putin. Out of the ruins of ancient Rome out of the boiling seas of humanity comes the corniculum of destiny. Charlemagne tried and failed. From chaos and keratin will emerge the New World Order 27 . after the leopard has been given authority to rule comes the beast with iron teeth and ten horns. pretenders all. Napoleon dreamt of things beyond his reach. and the bear has eaten his fill of flesh. And then another horn. Il Duce. but now comes the one who will make war against the saints with climate based weaponry and electromagnetic radiation.

Mammon No one can serve two masters. your starving children. or be devoted to one and despise the other. He will either hate one and love the other. Amen. give us. she’s the dollars and she’s the protection. through the Golden Calf who is your son and who came out of the fire for thee. one God forever and ever. thou who has always sought for immeasurably more. and by your Spirit of Desire. lest they die. a portion of the treasure that we have wrested from the breast of the earth that we might buy bread for our children. 28 . You cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 A Collect O Mammon.

the horrid king.Molech Mechanical Molech. 29 . besmeared with blood of human sacrifice. your daughters. the blood of children. “They are not men. and armored for the fight. feed your sons. with tanks and treads and magazines. Gears and teeth grind as the faithfully devoted send their young into the fire. too into the flames of Molech. but soldiers. His militant priests are already beating the drums again. oiled. marching into war. “Soldiers! Soldiers!” but his appetite is never satisfied.” and he eats them whole. fueled. will not be satiated. So go on. The M-Machine. with arms outstretched.

The axe. super-human prodigies The axe. the knife the saw. and is spattered on the windows and doors. the hammer. the cudgel There was murder in this house. the rope. 30 . There was murder in this house. the hammer.Nephilim There was murder in this house. the knife the saw. Now there’s blood on the walls and blood on the floors blood stains the carpet. the cudgel When the sons of God (dark stars from dark skies) took for themselves the comely daughters of men as wife and concubines Their ill-begotten offspring are the giants of violence and lawlessness remembered in myth and in legend They are the corruption of man. the rope. abnormal progeny. the house of the fallen.

9. 13. 10. 11. 18. 2. Latifi Viper Egyptian Vulture Pakistani Sand Cat Dhole Cobra Arabian Oryx Zebra Iranian Crocodile Water Buffalo Himalayan Musk Deer Bahamut Fish Qarin Bat Eared Fox Aardvark Gerenuk Phoenix Dugong Pangolin Finless Porpoise Central Kashmir Vole King 31 . 5. 6. 4. 17. 19. Nimrod’s Trophy List 1. He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. 8. 20. 7. 14. 16.Nimrod Nimrod…he was the first on earth to be a mighty warrior. 12. 3. 15.

but the flood. for obvious reasons. enormous really. They too were drowned by the flood waters. but it was a stable craft. observing the giant through his spy glass. He could see in the distance that Noah’s floating zoo had also been grounded on one of the island peaks. exhausted from the ordeal. And when the rain started to fall. As it began to float away. but Og kept his grip. he wasn’t immediately concerned. So when the waters began to rise. It wasn’t long. Noah. The ark was rolled and tossed about on the waves. atop the ark he rode through the angry fury of the storm. When the rains finally stopped and the waters began to recede. but never saw him again after that. King Og. The vessel rocked with his added weight. Noah’s Flood (though that is an altogether inaccurate title) wasn’t entirely successful. well designed to ride out the swelling waves. watched King Og climbing carefully down the mountain side. He’d come to rest on a small island. But there was one other unexpected survivor: King Og. There. He was tall.Og It isn’t discussed very often.) When the waters reached his knees (and the rest of humanity was either treading water or running for the hills) King Og began to pound on the sides of the ark. He rode out with his generals and his assembled armies to meet the Israelites as they invaded his land. He watched as desperate men attacked the ark with pikes and swords attempting to get on board. Noah and his family beat at his fingers with rods and clubs and he almost lost his balance. the waters continued to rise. Once. and soon the rising waters lifted the ark. He ate it raw and bloody and bellowing as he clung to the boat with his other hand. He howled with the winds. Day after day he clung to Noah’s ark (though it was difficult to determine days and nights because of the impenetrable cover of storm clouds that covered the sky). The plan was that the deluge would kill every living thing on the face of the earth – with the exception of Noah and his family. He shook his fist at the sky and he cursed the lightning. But he stopped laughing when they pulled the doors shut. The rain continued to fall. 32 . brave King Og grabbed the stern with his enormous hands and. squeezing the boat between his thighs to stay in place. He watched as mothers struggled to hold their infant children above the rising waters. hand over hand. he punched a hole in the roof of the vessel and grabbed an ox. he climbed aboard. King Og began growling and snarling. When he reached in again for more. however. He was still standing in front of the ark starring up at the skies when the waters were ankle deep (which was waist deep for everyone else. what was once a mountain peak. King Og made one last valiant march to battle. preachers don’t like to talk about it. after what must have been weeks. when he’d reached the point in life when he spent most of his days asleep in his famous giant iron framed bed. but that was a flood he would not survive. Their blows were turned away by the pitch covered wood. slipped from atop the ark and floated on the waters himself. Many years later – hundreds of years later – when he was very old and very tired. when King Og was very hungry. their attack was futile and came too late. Gigantic King Og watched with bemused indifference as Noah and his boys built their “toy” boat and he laughed as they herded the various animals below deck. before he felt the bump of solid land beneath him.

held between great galaxy clusters but now those fetters are breaking. Did you know that the fires off the shoulder of Orion are already 7% hotter than at any time in the past 10. and when he does he will be coming for us. the bands are loosed. the giant. watching and recording his increasing motions. even during daylight hours? But that’s not the worst of it. and space is wearing thin.000 years? Or that when Betelgeux explodes (as it is primed to do) it will be visible on Earth. the primordial hunter is about to escape. I have been monitoring changes in that most recognizable constellation. The stars are no longer fixed in space. the prisoner is escaping.Orion Canst thou …loose the bands of Orion? Job 38:31 Bound was the ancient hunter with cosmic bands of gravity. do you know what this means? Orion. No. Not nearly. 33 .

34 . risen with healing in your wings! After three days. Thus to live forever with the Name that spoke his name at the Sun’s first dawning. at the end of 500 years to build a nest upon the Altar of Paradise. With patience. Hail.Phoenix Hail. and the smoke of the incense mixed with the prayers of the saints ascends up before God. a wind that blows the ash and soot away to reveal a worm that will grow and take on feathers and assume his former shape again. Then placing the incense upon the altar he is consumed by the flames. molds an egg of myrrh and oil and drops within its shell a feather of his own. thou Becoming One! Hail! Red-gold Bird of Dawn! He comes not often into this land. he comes but seldom. thou Becoming One.

Acts 16: 16 She inhales the rising fumes. Lagoz atha cabyolas. To enter the multiplied thunders you must answer the hunger. Cabahagy sabalyos. met us. Lamac cahi achababe. Samahec et famyolas. having a pythonical spirit.Pythonic Spirit And it came to pass. we can interpret the oracle’s words for you. noxious as they are. a certain girl. Baryolas. and swoons. the whispering trees. For a moment you fear that she might be dead. Bagabi laca bachabe. Her controllers lift her gently to the couch and cover her with sheets before they speak: Now Good Sirs and Mesdames. The gibbet is not yet yours. Let the owls be your shields. another will come. as we went to prayer. She speaks: The flight of birds. for a small fee… 35 . Lamac lamec bachalyyas. who brought to her masters much gain by divining. Recite the numbers of pi to the thousandth decibel. Karrelyos. Harrahya. Her body convulses. The old man with the lantern and staff will bless the lovers. violent spasms wrack her small frame and she is flung to the floor where she writhes like a gross parody of a snake. And then she is silent. Suddenly the contortions are over and she is still. Anxious generals should not sneer at windmills. but you notice the slight movement of her chest as she breathes. falling softly onto the couch prepared for her.

I am Qeteb. destruction. oblivion. I am a swift flood covering the plains. I am Qeteb. and the destruction that roams about in the dark. I am pounding hail. who could ransom you from me? I am Qeteb. I am the power of the grave. 36 . I am gnawing famine to consume you. Poisonous serpents in the dust to strike at your heel fiery serpents to strike at your heart. winged creatures with destructive fangs to pursue you.Qeteb You would do well to fear me for I am the stalking terror of the night and the swift arrow by day. I am a whirlwind. I am Qeteb. havoc without and terror within. there is will be no escape. I am death under the sun at noon. that which is cut off. I am corruption. I am that line of despair that you should fear to cross. Oppenheimer only thought he was becoming me.

horn-like growths on his forehead." A bell was rung three times. Azucuna for painful bony proliferations. Raphael M. PREOPERATIVE PROTOCOL: Dr. one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord. These growths were causing microstatic fluctuations and distinct magnetic disturbances around the patient. It was also explained that there would be chance of psychic anxiety and a decrease of range of telekinetic motion for anywhere from 2-4 months status post procedure. Azucuna determined that it would be necessary to remove them immediately. Surgery was reviewed. Clare’s Medical Clinic and was treated by Dr. ESTIMATED BLOOD LOSS: Less than 20 cc JUSTIFICATION FOR PROCEDURE: This is a 38-year-old male who presented to St. It was reviewed with the patient the likelihood for conservative treatment to be unable to completely resolve his problem.Raphael DATE OF OPERATION: 04/20/2013 SURGEON: Israfel A. Dr.D. The patient was explained that there would be two small bone cuts. Subchondral drilling of damaged articular surface. PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Protrusions of the os frontis OPERATIVE PROCEDURE: Exostectomy. 37 . taking away the sharp bony proliferations and there would be an incision on the frontal aspects of his skull. Raphael placed one large fish upon a charcoal brazier and intoned "I am Raphael. ANESTHESIA: Fiery Enflurane.

that: His fingers are of iron. his mouth is the raven. 38 . a message to bring deliverance from demons. iridescent with preternatural wisdom. but his mouth. the raven dark and swift through the night through the wind over floods and deserts to bring a word. his ears are elemental fire. His legs are cedars tall and his eyes are pomegranates.Raven This is a mystery.

Salamander The following are unclean for you among the small creatures that swarm on the ground: the weasel. Capture and pierce the salamander. to eternal fire he goes. Prestor John. the gecko. you who are wise. the land crocodile. Though his skin is cool to the touch. the various kinds of lizards. in his hidden kingdom. mortal flesh is burned by the poisons he exudes. nourished on flames but never consumed. but the fire can do nothing to him. from elemental fire he is born. the sand-lizard and the salamander. he eats nothing but fire. Eating nothing but fire. for his blood. smeared over the skin. even the flame of Gehenna has no power over him. for he was one of the wise. will protect and preserve life from the fire. he excretes nothing but fire. 39 . wore a robe a salamander skin to ward off the fiery darts of the enemy. the mouse. Leviticus 11: 29 -30 With no digestive organs. the skink.

“Holy God. share the spirit and the power with us below.” Flying serpents of celestial flame. that refrain: “Holy God. sing again.” From the source of light and heat from the plane of Atziluth.Seraphim With wings of feathered fire the seraphim surround the throne to sing the sacred sibilants of the trisagion: “Holy God. Holy Strong. Holy Immortal. Holy Strong. Holy Immortal. the universe unveiled is full of his glory. Holy Immortal. ophidians of the First Light. the universe unveiled is full of his glory. the universe unveiled is full of his glory. Holy Strong.” 40 .

my darling ones. swallowing ships on the sea and herds of cattle upon the land. Uŝumgallu The dragon clothed with fearsomeness. dressed in a royal red sash. “Rise up for me. come my beauties. She calls forth an army of monstrosities. double 60 miles long. Lahmu The hairy beast. robbed of her husband chaotic and unruly. Tiamat calls to them: “Come. look upon him and shudder. “Rise!” Tiamat commands them. the lion-headed storm demon to destroy with rain and wind and hail. Come make war upon my children!” Muŝhuŝŝu The fierce serpent. Muŝmahhu The exalted glorified serpent with the bead of a bird. sharp of tooth and fierce of fang. with venom for blood and clothed as gods. the great dragon that will kill. she sends them out to war.Tiamat’s 11 Monster Army Angry Tiamat. the muddy one. Baŝmu The venomous viper. she will not be restrained. She will have her vengeance. the legs of a lion. the serpent of splendor. rise up to avenge my husband’s cruel death!” 41 . Ugallu The big weather beast.

the deranged beast snarling and snapping his jaws Girtabullu The scorpion man whose head touches the sky. coming down from the mountains. his terror is awesome. Kusarikku The powerful centaur. Kulullū The pitiless fish-man swimming up from the depths to murder men. 42 . his glance is death.Uridimmu The raging lion. Tiamat arms them for battle arrays them in halos and sends them out to kill and to destroy. Umū Dabrūtu The violence of storms fierce day and cruel weapons.

I am the unpaid professional. I was sent. I am the richest of the poor living in gold plated squalor. Pray that the thunders cease and will release you. I am novels of war and songs of peace. but do not wait for me to speak. Let the sea. I am the silence that follows. but if thunder should strike? 43 . and all that it contains fish and great sea monsters give praise let the fields smile under their burdens. hear me. Hear me. Look at the sky. over kings. I break cedars and shake deserts. I am alone in the sky unequalled among the many. Over floods. Stretch out your hands and the rains will stop. Tremble beneath my words. I am there.Thunder I was sent from the Power with lightning and with hail and the sound of a very loud trumpet. I am the burning smell of ozone. the folds of your flesh may be solid. I go where I will. following the decrees and the path that he laid down for me. over people with peace.

valued for its horn. the greatest (and most controversial) German composer of the 20th century has harnessed the power of aleatoric music to capture the long fabled Unicorn. “Indeterminacy is the new virginity!” has become the rally cry of a reinvigorated industry of unicorn hunters and alicorn providers. the Unicorn of myth and legend. John Cage is reportedly working on a similar process to ensnare Wyverns.an effective antidote against many poisons once could only be captured by virgin maids. what none other before him could do. 44 . The intemperate and fearsome beast. can now be tracked and captured with stochastic processes.Unicorn Karlheinz Stockhausen has done it.

like silent stars his presence which is The Presence spreads across the earth. A southern wind.Uriel Dominus illuminatio mea The bright white burning of a cloudless sky. There can be no absolute darkness. Like softened silver. I am the effulgence. 45 . This bodiless power over the earth. a fire. This is the piercing presence that shatters and shudders the smoldering sky. like glittering rays at dawn. turning this way and that. like iridescent ice. at the garden’s gate. pounding and oppressive. loud and full of grit and sand bends grass and shakes trees. heat like an ocean wave. not with his all pervading photons. “I am the reflection. filling the void. slamming into you. God is my light and I am the light of God. like burnished bronze polished bright. this unseen presence over deep and secret places within the earth.” Like molten gold. A flashing sword.

melting. havel havelim vanities. drifting. havel havelim vanities. you are a snowflake landing on the palm of a child. 46 . You are a bubble in time blown here. the charred end of a wick in a puddle of melted wax.Vanities Bleached whites bones of a skull and rotted fruit.

.. The shudder is involuntary. the prophet is stricken when the viper has his way.Viper “There is no head worse than the head of a serpent. and on shipwrecked shores from where there will be no escape. the apostle is bitten and the viper glides away. when the venom is injected the flesh swells up and blackens as the viper glides away. Through a wilderness wide of terror waterless wastes where scorpions and serpents crawl among the rocks and sand and dust. 47 . They hatch the viper’s egg and spin a spider’s web.” Sirach 25: 15 The shudder is involuntary when the serpent strikes from the fire.

incantations in the fog to raise the shades of ancient men. Who doubts.Wizard Men will bid you consult wizard and diviner. but he speaks in peeps and mutters. to call up the spirits of the dead. an oracle from the dead to the living? Isaiah 8: 19 The wizard came from east of earlier with whispered voice to cast his spells. No sparks or schizophrenic flames. Word for word he speaks the chant. that talk in ghostly voices over their enchantments. 48 . the hypnotic cadence of his words brings the knowing one divinations and familiar dreams and omens. they say. God will send his own people answer.

when I will. into the heavens and fly out again among the stars. and much more besides. and which gave him knowledge of every human tongue I can do these things. I fall like lightning.World Rulers It is not against flesh and blood that we enter the lists. with those who have mastery of the world in these dark days. and Prince George upon a walrus. Prince Albert may have ridden on the back of giant tortoise. we have to do with princedoms and powers. for you as well. for I hold everything. but I am the one who delivered to King Solomon that magical ring which enabled him to command the demons and compel them to service. 49 . with malign influences in an order higher than ours. – Ephesians 6:12 Call me Pancras. I ascend.

stirring hope against memory. Menelaus has informed us that you wish to return home and look after your own affairs. We also are in good health. and none of them shall be molested in any way for what may have been done in ignorance. If you are well. Therefore those who go home by the thirtieth of Xanthicus will have our pledge of friendship and full permission for the Jews to enjoy their own food and laws. 50 . If there were no hope of a resurrection it would seem superfluous and foolish to pray for so many dead.” -2 Maccabees 11: 27 . just as formerly. Farewell.Xanthicus “King Antiochus to the senate of the Jews and to the other Jews. it is as we desire. massacre against those taking refuge. The one hundred forty-eighth year. And I have also sent Menelaus to encourage you. the defeated nomads offer cattle and coffee. greetings.33 Xanthicus is the cruelest month. breeding barley from the ground and letters of peace from a mad king. but then comes drowning and burning. Xanthicus fifteenth.

Never before such a levy of men. doom to foreshew thee. he will set the whole world in motion against the realm of Greece … Daniel 11:2 He assembles his armies for war. rich in great riches beyond all the others. He has but to speak the word and they will rise to stand forth. He has but to say “Go” and they will sail. assembled and armed for battle. They shake the earth. over five and a half million men at his command. Xerxes the great is great in power. the fourth from this.Xerxes And now. they drink the rivers dry. in the power such wealth gives him. The king of kings and lord of hosts sends his assembled armies forth for war. a king shall rise in Persia. 51 .

how could I not come to your aid? Who moves within the seventh expanse of heaven has sent me to your aid in this. Hear the names of the Mighty One: Holy El. for you have called. o child of earth and breath. only give him strength to praise and he will sing your song. All that is within his power all spoken word. Holy Sabaoth. and everything under the sea. your hour of trembling. Most Glorious El Yahoel. this child of earth and breath. and I am Yahoel. power over earth. and sky. and sea. 52 . and fear not the attack of reptilian spirits. who has heard your prayers. whose name is like unto that of God himself. Lift up your head. the great and ineffable name. Here I stand.Yahoel You have called upon the name. Eternal One. All that is within his power all spoken word has been given unto me for you. you have sent me to this man. lift up your voice. the song I will teach him. all recited praise is yours.

Who is calling? Whence comes this voice above the sea? The roar of the waters. by the encircling blue? Yam of the sea. Yam of twisting shapeless currents like that ancient foe. save one… 53 .Yam Dare you ask the Question: Who by water? Who in those dark depths. the serpent. luring young sailors and frustrated princes over cliffs and out past harbors to their doom and drowning. the crash of the waves. The river is wider than you know and there is no way to reach the other side.

Zeeb a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them… Jeremiah 5:6 Here stand snarling the dog-star shepherds. persecuting the poor with wild heresies. hyenas and fire dogs slick with common blood spilt on common ground between the tinting of the dew and the arrival of doomsday’s eclipse. They ravin like wolves. and at night dividing the spoils between them What other species to strike such dread and pierce the peace of planets? What does the wolf have in common with the lamb except for feeding. devouring in the morning. and what does Zeeb eat except the lamb that is led to the slaughter? 54 . and tearing them to pieces.

If I spread out my wings.Ziz Speak to the earth and the Behemoth will answer. When wise King Solomon ordered the animals to bring him word from distant lands only Ziz returned with a report. do I not blot out the sun?” As Leviathan is king over the fishes and Behemoth emperor over the beasts of the earth Feathered Ziz rules over the flocks and birds of the air. 55 . in his feathered splendor. call for the sea and Leviathan will reply. is subject to the Great Name. But if you would converse with the winds and if you could speak with the sky you would hear the voice of Ziz. I am Ziz that stands with my feet upon the earth and my beak in the heavens. Feathered Zis. you are king over men. to say: “As I am king of the birds. who flew all the way to Havilah (where there is gold) and back again. yet even he.