Last week, Cedric Yau asked,
“Is the BeagleSword
the Beagle sword
or the Beagle’s word?”
It’s both, sort of.
1. In Indy’s introduction to the rabbit hole, he says, “the terminus page is where I give you the BeagleSword, a word or phrase I suggested when the wizard was writing.”
That Beagle’s word brings color and whimsy and a certain impulsive ridiculousness that makes once-quiet thoughts come alive and ask questions and make us laugh and wonder at them.
Indiana Beagle is the reckless and impulsive brother of Intuition, the female heroine of Free the Beagle and the Destinae trilogy.
2. The BeagleSword is also the Beagle sword, a call-back to how God spoke a world into existence and then made us in his own image, allowing us to speak worlds into existence in the minds of others.
In the first chapter of his gospel, John says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him (the Word,) and without Him, nothing was made that was made.”
A few verses later, John continues, “and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
Now here is where it gets trippy:
Scattered across the first two chapters of Revelation, the final book of the New Testament – also written by John – we read,
“In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.”
“And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this…”
“…and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth…”
And then in chapter 19, just to make sure that we know he is talking about Jesus, John says,
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True… and he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.. and out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword…”
I told you it was trippy, right?
The Beagle’s word is the Beagle Sword: Impulsive intuition, inspiration, premonition, gut feelings and hunches; these are the things the beagle-in-your-brain finds within the world of your imagination, then drops them at your feet with an aroo and a tail-wag and a wink.
– Roy H. Williams