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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He will speak barbarisms and blasphemies. He shall do just as he will. And this is his device: a stone tower on bend sinister. His militant priests and clerical guardsmen will march across the globe on ley line energies. 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. He will reawaken occulted mysteries long forgotten by his fathers.The God of Fortresses Of the King who did according to his will and magnified himself above every petty god and honored the God of Fortresses with much gold and silver. He will wear the skulls of his enemies. 16 .

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

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

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

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

A thousand glimmering eyes Ten thousand eyes in the night The eyes of the Irin are watching. 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. 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. When Grigori moves between this world and the next he will be observed. 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. Observe Be vigilant.Irin “In the vision that came into my mind as I was lying in bed.” Daniel 4: 13 The eyes of the Irin are the eyes of God and the eyes of God are loose upon the earth. Observe 21 . When transgenic species rise upon the earth they will be observed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 stars are no longer fixed in space. I have been monitoring changes in that most recognizable constellation. watching and recording his increasing motions. the prisoner is escaping. the giant. the bands are loosed. and space is wearing thin.Orion Canst thou …loose the bands of Orion? Job 38:31 Bound was the ancient hunter with cosmic bands of gravity. 33 . Did you know that the fires off the shoulder of Orion are already 7% hotter than at any time in the past 10. the primordial hunter is about to escape. even during daylight hours? But that’s not the worst of it. and when he does he will be coming for us. do you know what this means? Orion.

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. Then placing the incense upon the altar he is consumed by the flames. thou Becoming One! Hail! Red-gold Bird of Dawn! He comes not often into this land. Hail.Phoenix Hail. 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. thou Becoming One. at the end of 500 years to build a nest upon the Altar of Paradise. he comes but seldom. 34 . With patience. risen with healing in your wings! After three days.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We also are in good health. 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 one hundred forty-eighth year. the defeated nomads offer cattle and coffee. just as formerly. If you are well. but then comes drowning and burning. Farewell. and none of them shall be molested in any way for what may have been done in ignorance. Xanthicus fifteenth. And I have also sent Menelaus to encourage you. breeding barley from the ground and letters of peace from a mad king. it is as we desire. Menelaus has informed us that you wish to return home and look after your own affairs.” -2 Maccabees 11: 27 . 50 . greetings. 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. stirring hope against memory. massacre against those taking refuge.33 Xanthicus is the cruelest month.

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

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

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

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

in his feathered splendor. 55 . who flew all the way to Havilah (where there is gold) and back again. Feathered Zis. 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. call for the sea and Leviathan will reply. yet even he. you are king over men. 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. I am Ziz that stands with my feet upon the earth and my beak in the heavens. to say: “As I am king of the birds.Ziz Speak to the earth and the Behemoth will answer. If I spread out my wings.

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