Matthew 27:51: 'the earth did quake, and the rock rent' + Ragnarøkr (Old Norse) - destruction of the Norse gods.

reckoning of rogues

gur - variant of goor, a coarse Indian sugar

Gotterdammerung (ger) - twilight of the gods + (no vowels in Hebrew).

hell's bells + hills and valleys.

exeunt omnes (l) - all leave, they all go out (stage direction)

Mann (ger) - man + man of God + manna.

Lamm (ger) - lamb + lama (Hebrew) - why? + lama lo (Hebrew) - why not?

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 14: 'How do dat come'

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 15: 'Dad fetch it'

Hebrew letters 'yod he' spell a common abbreviation of the name of God

fertig (ger) - finished + fart + hear that far + F.E.R.T. - "Fortitudo ejus Rhodum tenuit" (His firmness guarded Rhodes). This is a tribute to Amadeus the Great (b.1249), the founder of the dynasty of Savoy. In 1310 he helped against the Saracens at the siege of Rhodes.

Bunkey doodle-i-do (song) + Buckley

KADESH - the desert oasis in the Negeb desert South of Beensheba, Palestine, where the Israelites spent much of their wilderness sojourn before entering Canaan + The Battle of Kadesh took place between the forces of Ramesses II's Egypt and the Hittites of Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh 1274 BC. Pyrrhic Egyptian victory (campaign ends in Egyptian retreat) + Kiddush - Jewish ceremony and prayer by which holiness of a festival proclaimed (e.g. before drinking wine).

break away - to start away with abruptness and force; to go off abruptly + Judges 5:27: 'At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down; at her feet he bowed, he fell; where he bowed, there he fell dead' (Yael killing Sisera).

Genesis 11:4: 'Go to, let us build us a city and a tower' (Babel)

extol - to raise high with praise

Azrael - angel of death in Jewish and Mohammedan beliefs

brew - the action, process, or result, of brewing; the beverage, etc. brewed + Hebrews + brows + Deutoronomy 6:8-9: 'a sign upon thine hand... between thine eyes... upon the posts... on thy gates' (Tephilin and Mezouzah).

Nephilim - giants (Genesis 6:4)

dud (dud) (gael) - stem, pipe; penis (slang) + Finnegan's Wake 5 (song): 'Souls to the devil, did you think I'm dead?'

yip - to utter a sharp cry or yelp + hip

yup = yes + hip

hurrah + yerra (Anglo-Irish) - O God but, O God now, O God really + yareakh (Hebrew) - moon.

Nic (nik) (gael) - daughter

Mac (mok) (gael) - son

Makal, Makkal, Mekel, Mikal - forms of the name of a Semitic god of the summer sun and lower world. The name comes from "devourer," akal "to eat" + makel (Hebrew) - rod, stick.

semmi (Hungarian) - nothing + Sem (fr) - Shem + Budge: The Book of the Dead ch. XXIII, vignette description: 'the Sem priest... about to... perform the ceremony of "Opening the Mouth"' + immi, ammi, shmi (Hebrew) - my mother, my nation, my name + I am Shem. 

Babel - the city and tower, of which the attempted construction is described in Genesis xi, where the confusion of languages is said to have taken place

lebhabh (Hebrew) - heart

og han var (Danish) - and he was

Genesis 17:20: 'and as for Ishmael... I will make him a great nation' (Ishmael was the firstborn son of Abraham and the father of the Arab nation). 

lord + Sh'ma (Jewish liturgy): 'Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord' (Deutoronomy 6:4).

Genesis 4:24: 'If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold'

Psalms 115:16: 'the heaven and heaven of heavens' + haavon (Hebrew) - the sin.

Psalms 68 begins 'Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered', and shows God at His most terrible + Psalms 68:3: 'Yea, let them exceedingly rejoice' + Psalms 68:5: 'extol him who rides upon the clouds'.

lien - obs. pa. pple. of lie (v.) + Psalms 68:13: 'Though you have lien among the pots'.

pisspot - a vessel, usually of earthenware, for urine; a chamber-pot + Exodus 16:3: 'When we sat by the flesh pots'.

excellency - that in which a person or thing excels; an excellent feature or quality; as a title of honour: eminence, excellence + Psalms 68:34: 'His excellency is over Israel'.

Genesis 9:29: 'Noah... and he died'

FDV: For the Clearer of the Air from on high has spoken and the unhappitents of the earth have trembled, from firmament unto fundament and from twaddedum twaddedumms [down] to twiddledeedee. Now have thy children entered into their habitations. Thou hast closed the portals of their houses. And thou hast placed thy messengers beside the portals of the habitations that thy children may read in the book of the opening of the mind to thy light err not in the darkness which is thy afterthought Pray your prayers, Timothy and Back to Bunk, Tom.

clearer - one who or that which clears

tumulum (l) - mound, hillock; burial mound + tumbledown.

megaphone - to speak or utter (as) through a megaphone

phone (gr) - sound, tone voice + phonema (gr) - utterance, speech + phenomenon


tramble - to roll over and over; to tumble, fall headlong (rare.) + terre (fr) - earth + FDV: unhappitents of the earth have trembled,

firmament - the arch or vault of heaven overhead, in which the clouds and the stars appear + fime (it) - manure.

fundament - the foundation or base of a wall, building, etc.

tweedledee and tweedledum - Used to suggest the contrast or combination of the sounds of high- and low-pitched musical instruments + Tweedleedum and Tweedledee - characters in 'Through the Looking-Glass' by Lewis Carroll.

graciously - through, or by means of, divine grace; with kindness, friendliness, or gracious condescension + Litany of the Saints: 'Christ hear us, Christ graciously hear us'.

Jeremaiah 21:13: 'Who shall enter into our habitations'

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 19: 'I'm nation sorry' + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 20: 'camp-meeting' (American religious revival).

shin - to 'use one's legs' + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 23: 'shin for the raft'.

God + governor.

hast - 2nd pers. sing. pres. ind. of have

Garda - a member of the Garda Síochána; an Irish policeman

didymus (Low Latin) - twin

Budge: The Book of the Dead ch. XXIII: 'The Chapter of Opening the Mouth of Osiris'

afterthought - reflection after the act; a thought which did not occur at the time when the matter to which it refers was under consideration: hence a later expedient, explanation, or device.

guardiance - guardianship

bode (Dutch) - messenger, letter-carrier + bodem (Dutch) - bottom, ground.


crubeen (Anglo-Irish) - pig's or sheep's trotter (from Irish crúb: hoof, and Irish -een: (diminutive)).

Timotheos (gr) - "Honoring god": companion od St. Paul, co-author of six epistles and recipient of two