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

I open my mouth and breathe through my nose to receive this breeding of pestilence. Let him speak though he spreads lies. buzzing as I die. speak to me. Let him speak in whispers and fizzles. this buildup of filth. that porcine head impaled upon a stick. 7 . though he sits in ruined majesty he can still draw an audience for a time. that chthonic spirit.Beelzebub Let us consult the Presiding Chaplain of the Royal Order of Diptera. Let him speak. 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. this may merely be a Deuteronomistic slander against the despised despot.Chemosh On a hill east of Jerusalem the morning sun rising like a flare over King Solomon’s other shrine. 8 . the high place of Chemosh the obscene.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 . And yet. he is terror. Leviathan the twisted and twisting. his flesh given out to feed the people. Look at him and tremble. feed the righteous. he will be spread open. brother to Behemoth of the land and Ziz of the air. From the waters of the west. 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. even to make a sukkah of his skin Who could penetrate the cavern of his maw and who could return from those slashing teeth. Leviathan coiled. one day. Who could strip him of his skin. The smoke of his nostrils the flame of his mouth this is his terror. Him that fed upon the righteous will.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.

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

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

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

the cudgel There was murder in this house. the knife the saw. 30 .Nephilim There was murder in this house. the knife the saw. 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 house of the fallen. The axe. 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 rope. and is spattered on the windows and doors. abnormal progeny. the hammer. the hammer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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