GLOSSARY AND PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
The following is a glossary of names, titles, terms, places, and characters that are used throughout this book.
The vowels section below contains characters, or arrangements of characters, that are used in the pronunciation section of glossary entries. Each vowel sound is followed by an example of common words using the same sound.
The additional consonants section also contains characters, or arrangements of characters, that are used in the pronunciation section of glossary entries. These sounds are not used in the English language, but examples are found in other languages and are listed for reference.
Glossary entries contain the word or phrase, its correct pronunciation (including syllables and emphasis), the translation of the word or phrase, its culture of derivation, and a description. The format for each entry is as follows:
Word or phrase \proh-nuhn-see-ey-shuhn\ Translation [Derivation] Description
VOWELS[a] apple, sad [ey] hate, day [ah] arm, father [air] dare, careful [e] empty, get [ee] eat, see [eer] ear, hero [er] early, word [i] it, finish [ahy] sight, blind [o] odd, frost [oh] open, road [ew] food, shrewd [oo] good, book [oi] oil, choice [ou] loud, how [uh] under, tug
ADDITIONAL CONSONANTS[r] rojo (Spanish) [zh] joie de vivre (French) [kh] loch (Scots)
Adam \ah-dahm\ Man [Shayeth] The first human, created rather than born. Husband of Eve. Father of Kahyin, Hevel, Shayeth, and Yahsad. See Genesis 2:19.
Aden \ey-den\ Pleasure [Shayeth] The first place of human habitation on earth. See Genesis 2:8.
Akuji \ah-kew-jee\ Dead But Awake [Kham] Rameel’s favorite Nephiyl son.
Amatru \ah-mah-trew\ Faithful [Angelic] The combined military forces of the Eternal Realm who have remained faithful to the Holy One. The angelic military.
Aleydam \al-eyd-em\ People Above The Mist [Shayeth] The mountain tribe that accepted Sariel and Sheyir into their village after the war against Semjaza.
Aleydiyr \al-eyd-eer\ City Above The Mist [Shayeth] The city of the Aleydam.
Ananel \a-nah-nel\ Unknown [Angelic] The first angel to befriend Enoch, whom he encountered after the Kahyin took the Prophet captive. See The Book of Enoch 6:8.
Anduar \an-dew-ahr\ Land Force [Angelic] The singular name for a member of the land force of the Amatru. Angel of the land.
Anduarym \an-dew-ahr im\ Land Forces [Angelic] The plural name for members of the land force of the Amatru. Angels of the land.
Aniyl \an-eel\ Fallen of Land [Angelic, Kahyin] Singular name for a Nephiyl of Anduar and human origin.
Aragatsiyr \ah–rah-gaht-seer\ Woven Trees [Shayeth] The name that Enoch gave to the city of the Myndarym, which they established after their rebellion from Semjaza. See also Senvidar.
Atah \ah-tah\ Destroy [Demonic] An Unshaper of the Marotru. The demonic name for a Nin-Myndar.
Aytsam \eyt-sahm\ People of the Trees [Chatsiyr] A human tribe, descended from the Kahyin, which attacked the Chatsiyram and took Sheyir prisoner.
Azael \a-zey-el\ Unknown [Angelic] Former Fim-Rada of Semjaza’s Iryllurym and one of Semjaza’s personal guards. See The Book of Enoch 6:8.
Baerlagid \bey-air-lah-gid\ Songs of Creation [Angelic] The comprehensive, musical language used by the Holy One to bring all things into existence out of nothing. A small subset of Baerlagid was taught to the Myndarym for the purpose of reshaping the Temporal Realm to make it self-sustaining after its separation from the Eternal Realm.
Bahyith \bah-yith\ House, Dwelling [Chatsiyr] The village of the Chatsiyram, situated between the mountains of Bokhar and Ehrevhar.
Barsiri \bahr–si-ree\ Hidden Sleep [Kham] The ancient burial grounds of Ebnisha’s people.
Chatsiyr \kat-seer\ Grass [Chatsiyr] The singular name for a member of the small human tribe, descended from the Shayetham, which used to occupy the valley between Bokhar and Ehrevhar. The people of Sheyir. The residents of Bahyith.
Chatsiyram \kat-seer-am\ People of the Grass [Chatsiyr] The plural name for the members of the small human tribe, descended from the Shayetham, which used to occupy the valley between Bokhar and Ehrevhar. The people of Sheyir. The residents of Bahyith.
Dagjani \dahg-jah-nee\ Long Leaf [Kham] The name of Ualiyo’s village.
Dochin \doh-chin\ Unknown [Shem] The leader of the Odt warriors that Sariel met in Nijambu.
Ebnisha \eb-ni-shuh\ Unknown [Kham] Friend and scribe of Sariel. Brother of Mosi, Imamu, Zuberi, and Wekesa.
Eili \ey-i-lee\ Eternal [Angelic] The Eternal Realm. The portion of the creation spectrum that is eternal, in contrast to the portion that is temporal.
Ekua \e-kew-uh\ Wednesday Born [Kham] Wife of Mosi. Sister-in-law to Ebnisha.
El-Betakh \el-be-tahk\ God’s Safety, God’s Protection [Shayeth] The city founded by Enoch, so named because the Holy One showed Enoch where his people would be safe from destruction.
Enoch \ee-nahk\ Dedicated [Shayeth] Friend of Sariel. Husband of Zacol. Father of Methushelak. Prophet of the Shayetham. See Genesis 5:18.
Eve \eev\ Living [Shayeth] The first human female, formed rather than born. See Genesis 3:20.
Eyota \ey-oh-tah\ Great [Shem] One of Shikoba’s horsemen.
Ezekiyel \e-ze-kee-el\ Unknown [Angelic] A master Shifter and Shaper of the Myndarym who taught others how to move beings from the Eternal Realm to the Temporal Realm. See The Book of Enoch 6:7.
Galah \gah-lah\ Exile [Shayeth] The city of Adam, so named because the earth outside of Aden was the place of his exile.
Gebhuza \geb-ew-zuh\ Butcher, Slasher [Kham, Yefeth] One of Rameel’s Nephiyl sons. Akuji’s younger brother.
Hridiam \hrid-ee-uhm\ Cliffs of Darkness [Yefeth] Rameel’s cliff city, north of the temple.
Idnan \id-nahn\ Knowledge [Demonic] The Marotru intelligence organization. The counterpart to the Amatru’s Viytur.
Idorana \i-doh-rah-nah\ Eye of the Sun [Kham] The capital city of the Rana Empire and home of Zaquel.
Imamu \i-mah-mew\ Spiritual Leader [Kham] Ebnisha’s second oldest brother. Birth order is Mosi, Imamu, Ebnisha, Zuberi, and Wekesa.
Iryllur \eer-i-lewr\ Air Force [Angelic] The singular name for a member of the air force of the Amatru. Angel of the sky.
Iryllurym \eer-i-lewr-im\ Air Forces [Angelic] The plural name for the air forces of the Amatru. Angels of the sky.
Kahyin \kah-yin\ Possession [Kahyin] The firstborn son of Adam, who killed his younger brother Hevel. Also, the singular and plural name of the largest human tribe, descended from Kahyin. See Genesis 4:1.
Kham \kham\ Hot/Heated [Shayeth] Middle son of Noah and Beyahn. Brother of Shem and Yefeth. See Genesis 5:32.
Khanok \kan-ahk\ Dedicated [Shayeth] The Shayeth name for the home city of the Kahyin tribe. See Genesis 4:17.
Lemek \le-mek\ Powerful [Shayeth] The firstborn son of Methushelak and Jurishel. See Genesis 5:25.
Marotru \mah–roh-trew\ Unfaithful [Angelic] The combined military forces of the Eternal Realm who rebelled against the Holy One to follow the Evil One. The demonic military.
Matunda \mah-tuhn-duh\ Fruitful [Kham] The name of Ebnisha’s village.
Methushelak \me-thew-she-lak\ Man of the Dart [Shayeth] The firstborn son of Enoch and Zacol. Father of Lemek. Also called Methu. See Genesis 5:21.
Molke \mohl-key\ Gull [Yefeth] The rudder man of Unnrik’s ship.
Mosi \moh-see\ Firstborn Child [Kham] Ebnisha’s oldest brother. Birth order is Mosi, Imamu, Ebnisha, Zuberi, and Wekesa.
Mwangu Rana \mwahn-gew rah-nah\ Goddess of the Sun [Kham] Goddess of the Rana Empire. Zaquel’s title.
Myndar \min-dahr\ Shaper [Angelic] The singular name of a member of the Myndarym.
Myndarym \min-dahr-im\ Shapers [Angelic] The plural name of the angelic race that was entrusted with a small subset of the Songs of Creation for the purpose of reshaping the Temporal Realm to make it self-sustaining after its separation from the Eternal Realm.
Nephiyl \nef-eel\ Fallen [Kahyin, Shayeth] The generic singular name for any child of angelic and human—or animal—origin. See Genesis 6:4.
Nephiylim \nef-eel-im\ Fallen People [Kahyin, Shayeth] The generic plural name for any children of angelic and human—or animal—origins. See Genesis 6:4.
Nijambu \ni-jam-bew\ Unknown [Kham] The largest port city of the Rana Empire, located on its western shore.
Njiawaye \njahy-ah-wey\ Path of Tears [Kham] The great river that flows east through Idorana and into the eastern ocean.
Noah \noh-uh\ Rest [Shayeth] Son of Lemek and Elah. Husband of Beyahn. Father of Shem, Kham, and Yefeth. See Genesis 5:29.
Nyaden \nahy-ah-den\ New Pleasure [Angelic, Shayeth] New Aden. Ezekiyel’s city in Third Earth, built around the stump of the Tree of Wisdom where Aden used to be.
Odt \oht\ Star Flower [Shem] The name of Dochin’s people, who live in the north.
Pri-Rada \pree-rah-dah\ Third Rule [Angelic] The third position of rank among the Amatru.
Rada \rah-dah\ Rule [Angelic] A title of respect among the Amatru, used to signify one’s superior.
Reshaping The period in creation’s history, immediately following The Great Turning Away, when the Myndarym used the Songs of Creation to shape the Temporal Realm so that it could become self-sustaining after it began separating from the Eternal Realm. Also called Omynd.
Sariel \sah-ree-el\ Minister Appointed by God [Angelic] Formerly a Myndar, who became a soldier of the Iryllurym and was later confined to a human form. See The Book of Enoch 6:8.
Sedekiyr \sed-e-keer\ City of Justice, Righteousness [Shayeth] The city founded by Yered, so named for its location on the level plains or flatlands, and not as an indication of morality.
Semjaza \sem-jah-zah\ Unknown [Angelic] Formerly a Pri-Rada of the Amatru until his invasion of the Temporal Realm. See The Book of Enoch 6:7.
Senvidar \sen-vi-dahr\ Twisted Trees [Angelic] The city of the Myndarym, which they established after their rebellion from Semjaza. See also Aragatsiyr.
Seraph \sair-ahf\ To Burn [Angelic] The singular name for the angelic creatures who surround the throne of the Holy One. Each one has six wings (two that cover the face, two that cover the feet, and two that are used for flying). Each has a human-like body with arms and legs. See Isaiah 6.
Seraphym \sair-ahf-im\ To Burn [Angelic] The plural name for the angelic creatures who surround the throne of the Holy One.
Shalakh Akhar \shah-lahk ahk-ahr\ After Exile [Shayeth] A reference point for measurement of time; also abbreviated SA. The first humans were immortal prior to their exile from Aden, therefore, the passage of time was irrelevant to them. The practice of referring to events and objects in the past-tense only came into being when there was a noticeable difference between their past and present states. This occurred during the time of their banishment and the translated phrase after exile came into use.
Shape The ability of a Myndar to alter its form or the form of another being or object.
Shayeth \shey-eth\ Compensation [Shayeth] The thirdborn son of Adam and Eve. Also, the singular name for a member of the Shayetham. See Genesis 4:25.
Shayetham \shey-eth-em\ People of Compensation [Shayeth] The plural name for the second-largest of the human tribes, descended from Shayeth. See Genesis 4:25.
Shem \shem\ Name [Shayeth] Oldest son of Noah and Beyahn. Brother of Kham and Yefeth. See Genesis 5:32.
Sheyir \shey-eer\ Song [Chatsiyr] The youngest daughter of Yeduah. Wife of Sariel.
Shift The ability of a Myndar to move its body, consciousness, or another object from one point to another along the spectrum of creation.
Shikoba \shee-koh-bah\ Feather [Shem] The leader of the Tasunke horsemen than Sariel met in Nijambu.
Tarsaeel \tahr-sey-el\ Unknown [Angelic] Sariel’s friend in the Viytur. Formerly a Myndar who became a soldier.
Tasunke \tah-sewn-kahy\ Horse [Shem] The name of Shikoba’s nomadic people, who live on the southern plains.
Tima \tee-mah\ Temporal [Angelic] The Temporal Realm. The portion of the creation Spectrum that separated from the Eternal Realm and became temporal.
Ualiyo \ew-al-i-yoh\ Floating Flower [Kham] The girl who was given as an annual sacrifice by the holy men to the Kaliel and later rescued by Wekesa.
Unnrik \ewn-rik\ Wave [Yefeth] Captain of the Syvak explorers that Sariel met in Nijambu.
Unshape The ability of a Nin-Myndar to destroy the form of another being or object.
Vaepkir \veyp-keer\ Arm Blade [Angelic] The singular and plural name for the arm-blade weaponry used by the Iryllurym. When held in the standard position, it functions as a ramming weapon during air-based attacks. When held in a reverse position, it functions as a stabbing weapon during ground-based, or hand-to-hand combat.
Vand-ra \vahnd-ra\ Evil [Demonic] The Atah or Nin-Myndar who was Sariel’s greatest adversary in the Eternal Realm.
Vidir \vi-deer\ Sea Force [Angelic] The singular name for a member of the sea force of the Amatru.
Vidirym \vi-deer-im\ Sea Forces [Angelic] The plural name for members of the sea forces of the Amatru.
Viytur \vee-tewr\ Wisdom [Angelic] The Amatru intelligence organization. The Viytur is a cross-branch force, specializing in the gathering and analysis of information and controlled implementation of its conclusions.
Wekesa \wey-kes-uh\ Harvest Child [Kham] Ebnisha’s youngest brother. Birth order is Mosi, Imamu, Ebnisha, Zuberi, and Wekesa.
Yefeth \ye-feth\ Opened [Shayeth] Youngest son of Noah and Beyahn. Brother of Shem and Kham. See Genesis 5:32.
Zuberi \zew-be-ree\ Powerful [Kham] One of Ebnisha’s younger brothers. Birth order is Mosi, Imamu, Ebnisha, Zuberi, and Wekesa.