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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 militant priests and clerical guardsmen will march across the globe on ley line energies. He will wear the skulls of his enemies. 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. He will speak barbarisms and blasphemies. He will reawaken occulted mysteries long forgotten by his fathers. 16 . and who regardeth not the gaze and desire of women A mighty fortress on pagan sands physical forces holding spiritual and temporal sway wielding the sword of power flashing this way and that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for who could resist him? Thrusting spears and slashing swords have no effect against Leviathan. one day. Look at him and tremble. 26 . Leviathan the twisted and twisting. And yet. brother to Behemoth of the land and Ziz of the air. his flesh given out to feed the people. Him that fed upon the righteous will. 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 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. Who could strip him of his skin. 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. From the waters of the west. Leviathan coiled. he is terror. he will be spread open. feed the righteous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. “Indeterminacy is the new virginity!” has become the rally cry of a reinvigorated industry of unicorn hunters and alicorn providers.an effective antidote against many poisons once could only be captured by virgin maids. what none other before him could do. valued for its horn.Unicorn Karlheinz Stockhausen has done it. John Cage is reportedly working on a similar process to ensnare Wyverns. can now be tracked and captured with stochastic processes. 44 . The intemperate and fearsome beast.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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