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

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

A drinker of blood A devourer of sons Built for the convenience of his many porcupines though. this may merely be a Deuteronomistic slander against the despised despot. 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. 8 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

one from the mouth of the dragon. 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. bright and sweet.Frogs Then. Brekekekex koax koax The second. one from the mouth of the beast. and one from the mouth of his false prophet. like berries on my tongue but obnoxious in the light and noxious to the touch. dripping from the mouth of the dragon. in my vision. Brekekekex koax koax And when the prophet speaks (lies. was red. Brekekekex koax koax 15 . Revelation 16:13 The first. three unclean spirits appeared in the form of frogs. blue and cold like February rain.

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

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

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

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

In the summer. the Ibis stalks the marshlands measuring the earth in one cubit strides. a lonely mathematician. the winged serpents of Arabia rise in flight. but the Ibis. The sound of his song creates the four frog ponds. sacred bird of the Egyptian moon. a knot of venomous snakes and spines. as a scientist. refuses to let them pass and for this he is venerated there. a practitioner of lunar magic. the face that hears. when the moon is fat. In the winter.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. 20 . he is the physician.

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

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

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

I think. 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 . and not a charlatan. Once I could do these things. 24 . I see them. I could. Perhaps with the rising of the Morning Star there may yet be some hope. Saturn. but it is difficult for me now. I taught the host of heaven what these motions meant. observe the motion of the stars and calculate the vectors of the planets. 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. is trivialized in commercial publications for the uneducated looking for their horoscopes and their fortunes. I believe that the stars have come into the necessary alignment but I cannot be sure. Once I could interpret and I could understand. I will wait until morning. plot their courses through the houses of the zodiac and anticipate their alignments with wandering planets.Kokabiel The stars. I could read the signs. I can plot their motions. but my calculations are not as accurate any more. chased the Magician out of Aquarius. But I’m regarded as a joke now. and my art. taught them to read the signs as I did. I could follow the movements of the stars with ease. I cannot see the stars clearly from this side of heaven. but not clearly. my science. but it is so hard to tell anymore. Once I could read the skies unclouded. from beneath the clouds.the “Lucky Star of the King” and “The Swallower.” I described these rare celestial maneuvers to my brothers and they watched with me until the Ancient One. I was a scholar then. I have fallen low. have moved into their proper positions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

but his mouth. 38 . a message to bring deliverance from demons. his mouth is the raven.Raven This is a mystery. 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. His legs are cedars tall and his eyes are pomegranates. iridescent with preternatural wisdom. his ears are elemental fire.

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

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

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

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

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

44 . what none other before him could do. “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.an effective antidote against many poisons once could only be captured by virgin maids. the Unicorn of myth and legend. The intemperate and fearsome beast.Unicorn Karlheinz Stockhausen has done it. valued for its horn. John Cage is reportedly working on a similar process to ensnare Wyverns. can now be tracked and captured with stochastic processes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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