289: A Memorable Fancy – XXVIII4 October, 2011
The Semitic word Beelzebub, of course, means “Lord of Shit,” for each thing must have its god, and after Yahweh was victorious, the defeated gods were sentenced to the lowliest of domains. There is also a Lord of Slime, a Lord of Envy, a Lord of Pride, a Lord of the Plague of the Black Tongue, a Lord of Disgrace and Shame, and so on. I, too, was once a god of higher things. Of a very grand thing, actually. I was quite proud of that.
[after Piero Camporesi]