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

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

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

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

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

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

for the Eagle has spoken terror in midair. 666 is always followed by 555.Eagle These are revelations untraveled. 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. reparations unrivaled. the rosary of Mary will protect us from phallic airport murals. tessellations unraveled. and a second time woe. 12 . Woe. doom and gloom proceeds from a Casio keyboard. The rosary of Mary will protect us from the coming of the Antichrist.

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

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

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

and they shall wear upon their breasts the emblem of their master. And this is his device: a stone tower on bend sinister. He will reawaken occulted mysteries long forgotten by his fathers. 16 . His militant priests and clerical guardsmen will march across the globe on ley line energies.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. 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. He shall do just as he will. He will wear the skulls of his enemies.

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

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

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

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

I saw a holy watcher come down from heaven. 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. Observe The eyes of Adonai are ranging about the earth. When Grigori moves between this world and the next he will be observed. 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.Irin “In the vision that came into my mind as I was lying in bed. Observe Be vigilant. When transgenic species rise upon the earth they will be observed. even in the course of study you must not speak their names. Never surrender you must give yourself to the cause and to the victory of history. Observe 21 . A thousand glimmering eyes Ten thousand eyes in the night The eyes of the Irin are watching.” Daniel 4: 13 The eyes of the Irin are the eyes of God and the eyes of God are loose upon the earth.

But as Tann cut his way across the rocky plain he wasn’t thinking about the moon or her nightly trek across the sky. so they did this infrequently and only when they were convinced they would not be noticed. the magic calls necessary to bring up the moon. Tann loped back towards his cave. Tann snapped his jaws the few of the Vulture tribe that were already encroaching on his dinner. Job 30: 29 He yelped up the moon using the ancient calls known only by his tribe. Not when there was… yes… he sniffed again… blood. a companion of owls. It was an Antelope. His name was Tann. Why had the duty not been entrusted to ones such as the Owls? Or to the Elephants. 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. Tann barked once in excitement before letting it trail off into a muted whine. When he’d howled the moon up over the horizon and sent her safely on her journey across the sky. for the most part. It would be hours before he would think of her again. He would sing another song for the moon to guide her towards morning. Tann set out himself. They squawked angrily at him. But few would dare use that name in his presence. As he ran he had only one thought: meat. One of the Ibex had come past hours before. He pushed his snout into the carcass and began tearing out hunks of flesh. they had not failed the First Father. But the Jackals are tricksters and devious too. in his wisdom. satisfied and filled. A few Hares were nearby but not worth the effort to chase. He could read the scents in the cool nighttime breeze. 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. and them alone. The calloused pads of his feet kept his motion silent. His strong legs carried him quickly over the sand and rocks. 22 . Something wounded. meat and blood. 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. He did not want to draw others to his kill. Later. Something already dying. after he’d eaten his fill. On a few occasions they had sent her off course. following the odor of blood. had given that sacred duty to the Jackals. And. to prowl and to hunt. But they knew that the other tribes would complain to the First Father if they were caught misusing the secret moon songs. but flapped away. though sometimes he was called ‘Ochim because he was one of the doleful creatures. He ran now. giving her a song filled with bad directions. And he gave to them. stealthy. And fresh. The carrion was close.Jackals I have become a brother of jackals. 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. they had kept the sacred trust. He would soon be eating meat. a young one that had fallen off a rocky ledge and snapped its neck. fearful of his teeth. The Jackals would do this in order prolong the night and to give themselves more time at the hunt.

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

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

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

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. Look at him and tremble. Him that fed upon the righteous will. he is terror. The smoke of his nostrils the flame of his mouth this is his terror. From the waters of the west. feed the righteous. even to make a sukkah of his skin Who could penetrate the cavern of his maw and who could return from those slashing teeth. brother to Behemoth of the land and Ziz of the air. 26 . Leviathan coiled. his flesh given out to feed the people. Leviathan the twisted and twisting. for who could resist him? Thrusting spears and slashing swords have no effect against Leviathan. comes the first of the Lord’s Sea Monsters springing from the deep. he will be spread open. one day. Who could strip him of his skin. And yet.

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

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

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

the knife the saw. the hammer. the rope. There was murder in this house. Now there’s blood on the walls and blood on the floors blood stains the carpet. super-human prodigies The axe. the hammer. abnormal progeny.Nephilim There was murder in this house. 30 . and is spattered on the windows and doors. the cudgel There was murder in this house. 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. the knife the saw. The axe. the house of the fallen.

3. Nimrod’s Trophy List 1. 6. 7. 4. 17.Nimrod Nimrod…he was the first on earth to be a mighty warrior. 15. 5. 19. 16. 8. 13. 18. 2. 12. 10. 9. 14. He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. 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 . 20. 11.

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

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

thou Becoming One! Hail! Red-gold Bird of Dawn! He comes not often into this land. thou Becoming One. Hail. Then placing the incense upon the altar he is consumed by the flames. he comes but seldom. 34 . and the smoke of the incense mixed with the prayers of the saints ascends up before God. 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. 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. molds an egg of myrrh and oil and drops within its shell a feather of his own. risen with healing in your wings! After three days.Phoenix Hail. With patience.

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

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

Subchondral drilling of damaged articular surface. horn-like growths on his forehead. Surgery was reviewed. Dr. Raphael placed one large fish upon a charcoal brazier and intoned "I am Raphael. ANESTHESIA: Fiery Enflurane. These growths were causing microstatic fluctuations and distinct magnetic disturbances around the patient. one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord. PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Protrusions of the os frontis OPERATIVE PROCEDURE: Exostectomy.Raphael DATE OF OPERATION: 04/20/2013 SURGEON: Israfel A. taking away the sharp bony proliferations and there would be an incision on the frontal aspects of his skull. 37 . 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. Raphael M.D. 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. Azucuna for painful bony proliferations. The patient was explained that there would be two small bone cuts." A bell was rung three times. It was reviewed with the patient the likelihood for conservative treatment to be unable to completely resolve his problem. PREOPERATIVE PROTOCOL: Dr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Viper “There is no head worse than the head of a serpent. They hatch the viper’s egg and spin a spider’s web. the prophet is stricken when the viper has his way.. 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.” Sirach 25: 15 The shudder is involuntary when the serpent strikes from the fire. The shudder is involuntary. 47 . Through a wilderness wide of terror waterless wastes where scorpions and serpents crawl among the rocks and sand and dust.

they say. to call up the spirits of the dead.Wizard Men will bid you consult wizard and diviner. No sparks or schizophrenic flames. Who doubts. incantations in the fog to raise the shades of ancient men. but he speaks in peeps and mutters. Word for word he speaks the chant. 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. that talk in ghostly voices over their enchantments. the hypnotic cadence of his words brings the knowing one divinations and familiar dreams and omens. God will send his own people answer. 48 .

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

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

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

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

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

They ravin like wolves. and what does Zeeb eat except the lamb that is led to the slaughter? 54 . devouring in the morning. 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.Zeeb a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them… Jeremiah 5:6 Here stand snarling the dog-star shepherds. 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. and tearing them to pieces.

But if you would converse with the winds and if you could speak with the sky you would hear the voice of Ziz. in his feathered splendor. is subject to the Great Name. who flew all the way to Havilah (where there is gold) and back again. to say: “As I am king of the birds.Ziz Speak to the earth and the Behemoth will answer. yet even he. 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. call for the sea and Leviathan will reply. 55 . I am Ziz that stands with my feet upon the earth and my beak in the heavens. Feathered Zis. you are king over men. When wise King Solomon ordered the animals to bring him word from distant lands only Ziz returned with a report. If I spread out my wings.

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