Star Wormword

English translation: Star WormwoOd

08:30 Apr 11, 2005
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English term or phrase: Star Wormword
In the Stephen King's novel 1,there is a word "Star Wormword". What is this?

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Macky
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English translation:Star WormwoOd
Explanation:
An allusion on the Biblical Star Wormwood which would shine in the sky on the Doomsday:

Revelation 8:10-11

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

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Note added at 13 mins (2005-04-11 08:43:47 GMT)
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No even an allusion -- it\'s a part of sermon given by a fanatical preacher (in fact, she is possessed by a demon):

` Rocking and sobbing, the congregation became a sea; the woman seemed to point at all of them, none of them.
“It’s him that will come as the Antichrist, to lead men into the flaming bowels of perdition, to the bloody end of wickedness, as Star Wormwood hangs blazing in the sky, as gall gnaws at the vitals of the children, as women’s wombs give forth monstrosities, as the works of men’s hands turn to blood – “

(`Gunslinger\', Chapter 12)
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Star WormwoOd


Explanation:
An allusion on the Biblical Star Wormwood which would shine in the sky on the Doomsday:

Revelation 8:10-11

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

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Note added at 13 mins (2005-04-11 08:43:47 GMT)
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No even an allusion -- it\'s a part of sermon given by a fanatical preacher (in fact, she is possessed by a demon):

` Rocking and sobbing, the congregation became a sea; the woman seemed to point at all of them, none of them.
“It’s him that will come as the Antichrist, to lead men into the flaming bowels of perdition, to the bloody end of wickedness, as Star Wormwood hangs blazing in the sky, as gall gnaws at the vitals of the children, as women’s wombs give forth monstrosities, as the works of men’s hands turn to blood – “

(`Gunslinger\', Chapter 12)

Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 05:14
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agree  Elevenít (X): great quotes!
10 mins
  -> thank you :)

agree  sarahl (X)
15 mins

agree  Ken Cox: Pity the military doesn't know the scripture better -- 'Wormwood' would make a great name for a weapons system.
16 mins
  -> probably. An interesting fact is that `Chernobyl' is one of dialect names for `wormwood' in Ukrainian. So after Chernobyl disaster many people here spoke of the strange analogy with the description in the Revelation

agree  Nik-On/Off
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou: Good morning, Kirril!
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  -> Hello, Vicky :)

agree  Robert Donahue (X)
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agree  humbird
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agree  Ali Beikian
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agree  mportal: very interesting
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  -> thank you :)

agree  Alfa Trans (X)
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