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

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

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 . this may merely be a Deuteronomistic slander against the despised despot. the high place of Chemosh the obscene.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And this is his device: a stone tower on bend sinister.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. He will speak barbarisms and blasphemies. 16 . He will reawaken occulted mysteries long forgotten by his fathers. He shall do just as he will. 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 sleep now that he has been roused to anger. He will take on all foes. who was sealed within a cave for 30 days. Bush How many stories could be told about Gogmagog!. Gogmagog!. who wrestled HellHounds at Crooked Creek. where he will battle once more. He will not rest. Gogmagog!. He pulls up oak trees as you or I might pull up daisies. None can stop him. The ground shakes beneath his feet. how many tales of wonder and of woe? How many fortified cities has he leveled? How many castles has he pulled down? How many nations has he plundered? How many nations has he pillaged? He towers over all the ancient terrors. He is Gogmagog! Gogmagog!. oppose all armies. He will sweep aircraft from the sky and sink battleships in the sea. He will tear down walls and towers. towards the plains of Shinar. Gogmagog! is on the march. Awakened from his slumber he now lumbers eastward. He will have battle once more. Gogmagog! And now he is on the move. who was struck by lightning on five different occasions. His stride is unyielding.Gogmagog! “Gogmagog! is at work in the middle-east. his pace unrelenting. He will smash tanks and chariots. Gogmagog!. he is Gogmagog!. that fearsome giant of forgotten days. standing over them as a tree stands over a man.” President George W. 17 . who fought the Wyrm beneath Albion.

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

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

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

Observe Be vigilant.” Daniel 4: 13 The eyes of the Irin are the eyes of God and the eyes of God are loose upon the earth. each of them is named and their names are known but you must never say their names especially at night when their powers are reinforced. Never surrender you must give yourself to the cause and to the victory of history. When transgenic species rise upon the earth they will be observed. 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. Observe The eyes of Adonai are ranging about the earth. A thousand glimmering eyes Ten thousand eyes in the night The eyes of the Irin are watching. even in the course of study you must not speak their names. Observe 21 .Irin “In the vision that came into my mind as I was lying in bed. I saw a holy watcher come down from heaven.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the rope. the house of the fallen. 30 . the knife the saw. the rope. abnormal progeny. the cudgel There was murder in this house. the hammer. super-human prodigies The axe. 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. the hammer.Nephilim There was murder in this house. 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.

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

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

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

Thus to live forever with the Name that spoke his name at the Sun’s first dawning. With patience.Phoenix Hail. Hail. thou Becoming One. Then placing the incense upon the altar he is consumed by the flames. he comes but seldom. 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. at the end of 500 years to build a nest upon the Altar of Paradise. 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. and the smoke of the incense mixed with the prayers of the saints ascends up before God. risen with healing in your wings! After three days. 34 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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