This a list of all the Divine Names that have appeared in Unsong to date. Some of these haven't appeared yet, but Scott posted a list of all the "minor" names he sprinkles throughout the text and their functions.
This list of names is alphabetized.
The Abjuring Name Edit
Can cancel some effects of Names of less than 25 syllables.
The Amnestic Name Edit
Target forgets one second of their life
Aaron can't remember the details of this name.
Almost certainly a reference to amnestics (a type of memory-erasing drug) in the SCP Foundation stories.
The Ascending Name Edit
Speaker can float up or down in the air, ignoring gravity
So I ran to the side of the house. The Ascending Name would send me up to the balcony, but they would probably hear me, either through the Sentinel Name or the normal channels. My options were kind of limited. I spoke it anyway, fast as I could, and got hit by a bullet. It hurt. I jumped through where the front window would be if I hadn’t collapsed the front of the house and made it into the apartment above ours.
The Avalanche Name Edit
A convulsive sort of explosion that can demolish weak structures
It was a simple name, the Avalanche Name, only eleven letters, not very good at hurting people but excellent for collapsing buildings. Also good at getting people’s attention. Ana was a sound sleeper. Once she’d told me she wouldn’t wake up even if the house fell down around her. I figured she was exaggerating. I guess we would find out.
The Bulletproof Name Edit
Stops one projectile.
While they were adjusting, I spoke the Bulletproof Name, which would protect me from exactly one bullet. Names must be spoken clearly and distinctly. Unless you’re the Comet King or something, you can’t get much more than eight or ten letters a second. The Bulletproof name was forty letters, which meant four to five seconds. That meant I wasn’t so much safe as “safe from anyone who couldn’t shoot me twice within a four second interval”. Once again, I did not expect UNSONG to have that problem.
The Cavernous Name Edit
Causes a large cave to form
The Charismatic Name Edit
The person who hears you speak it likes you more
The Chromatic Name Edit
Changes the color of an object
The Coagulant Name Edit
The Confounding Name Edit
Confuses whatever memory or thought is on somebody's mind at the moment.Aaron can't remember how effective it is.
The Enlivening Name Edit
Awakens unconscious or comatose people
The Explicit Name Edit
Shem haMephorash, the Explicit Name of God, the True Name, the Most Holy Name, which gave its wielder power over all Creation.
The Explicit Name is TREEITMTWCTSGSWRPWFBTWEACTBOSCTSBISCSBAHTCTTSCEURTWWASOGSWWIMIBSBGONTIOS.
It was thought to be Either Harold or Juan.
The Extinguishing Name Edit
Puts out fire
The Fertile Name Edit
The Fertile Name brings forth grain from the earth, speeding the growth of crops by nearly half.
The Fluvial Name Edit
A spring of fresh water bursts forth from the ground, lasting from a week to a few months.
The Fulminant NameEdit
Produces a small bolt of lightning, enough to stun a person
The Heartwarming NameEdit
Gives one an inner warmth that lets one resist cold climates
The Kindling NameEdit
Starts a fire
The Kinetic Name Edit
Clever inventors in self-funded workshops had incorporated the Kinetic Name into all sorts of little gadgets and doodads.
Exerts a strong force (like being pushed really hard) against an object
The Liberating Name Edit
Unties knots, breaks chains, picks locks, bends bars
The Luminous Name Edit
Produces a bright white light
The Luminous Name had been worked into various prayers and magic squares and configurations to produce lights of dizzying shapes and colors.
The Magnifying Name Edit
Allows you to see further and more clearly, like binoculars
The Moon-Finding Name Edit
Fourteen Hebrew letters: "KUHU-SHEN-TAR-TAVAL-ANASASI-VA"
A bright light appeared a couple of feet in front of my face. From the light sprung a beam, pointing up and a little to the west. ... “It shows the location of the moon,” I said.
The Mortal Name Edit
The shortest effective Name of God is the Tetragrammaton. [...] The rabbis said it was so holy that God would smite any impure person who said it.
In these more enlightened times, we know better. We call it the Mortal Name, and it just so happens to be a Name whose power is to kill the speaker.
The Motive Name Edit
You can still run a car on internal combustion, if for some reason you don’t trust the Motive Name.
The Nuptial Name (SCABMOM) Edit
“Sacred kabbalistic marriage of minds,” said Erica.
Grants a "married" couple the ability to communicate telepathically. Doesn't work properly between two women, or possibly cousins.
The Optometry Name Edit
"The Name was HANAPHOR-KOTA-SALUSI-NAI-AVORA-STE-KORUSA. I spoke it once, then took off my glasses. I had perfect 20-20 vision."
The Poetic Name Edit
A supernatural ability to remember poetry and music
The Precious Name Edit
A form of dowsing; increases your ability to find minerals you are looking for
The Protective Name Edit
Makes the speaker immune to radioactivity
The Purifying Name Edit
The Purifying Name instantly kills eighteen species of harmful bacteria, including two that are resistant to all but the most toxic antibiotics. But two-thirds of American hospitals have no one licensed to use the Purifying Name. Why not? Because they can’t afford the licensing fees demanded by Gogmagog.
Sterilizes an area of bad bacteria; a powerful antibiotic
The Quickening Name Edit
Speeds the pace of gestation of an embryo
The Reconditioning Name Edit
Fixes certain types of broken machinery
The Respiratory Name Edit
Allows the speaker to breathe in an otherwise unbreathable environment for some time
The Revelatory Name Edit
Reveals hidden dangers in certain situations, like a minefield
The Sanctifying Name Edit
Makes the air in a building cool, pleasant, and healthy to breathe; increases well-being
The Sandshaper Name Edit
Allows one to create monsters and structures from sand
The Sentinel Name Edit
"Whenever you use a protected Name of God,” I continued “UNSONG agents with the Sentinel Name tattooed above their ear, and the Names involve tattooed on their foreheads, can track your location."
Gives superhuman hearing of certain Names spoken nearby
The Shield Name Edit
Some protection against swords and other such weapons
The Sobering Name Edit
Removes drunkenness and hangovers
The Static Name Edit
Stops growth, especially cancer
The Steelforging Name Edit
Transforms ore to iron, iron to steel, and makes steel stronger
The Taming Name Edit
Causes animals to be friendly to you
The Tempestuous Name Edit
Produces a whirlwind
The Tenebrous Name Edit
I spoke the Tenebrous Name and plunged the street into darkness.
Everywhere within the speaker's field of vision goes dark
The Thunderclap Name Edit
I reached into my pocket, pulled out my scroll wheel, and activated the Thunderclap Name. A deafening boom filled the room. Everybody went silent.
The Thunderous Name Edit
Makes your voice louder
The Unyielding Name Edit
A barrier that demons cannot easily pass
The Vanishing Name Edit
“What does the Vanishing Name do? It’s no less than a form of teleportation! Speak the Name, and you disappear and reappear somewhere else within a few hundred miles. According to my sources one of the test subjects in Pittsburgh ended up in Akron, and another one in Erie. The precise range is unknown, and the destination doesn’t seem to be under voluntary control. Hence the label. It’s useful for getting out of a situation, but not necessarily getting into one. Useful for, for example, underground Unitarian choir members in exactly the types of problems we’re hoping to avoid.”
“So what’s the catch to this seemingly astounding discovery? First, the Vanishing Name teleports you to a situation complementary to the one you were trying to get out of. Both of the testers in Pittsburgh, for example, ended up in laboratories devoted to the testing of kabbalistic Names. So there you are in a laboratory testing a kabbalistic Name in Pittsburgh, and you speak the Name, and you end up in a laboratory testing a kabbalistic Name in Akron.
The Vital Name Edit
Today at work, I accidentally discovered a Name that gives souls to non-living objects. Like, not just turns them into golems. But actual souls. Nobody knows.The Vital name is fifty-eight letters long. It begins "ROS-AILE-KAPHILUTON-MIRAKOI-KALANIEMI-TSHANA-KAI-KAI-EPHSANDER-GALISDO-TAHUN", and ends "MEH-MEH-MEH-MEH-MEH-MEH."
The Volatile Name Edit
"Disturbs" things by making them shake and become slightly warmer; pushes them to a lower-entropy state
The Wakening Name Edit
Me, the guy who had gotten a $70 fine earlier that day for using a Divine Name to wake me up because the coffee pot was empty.
The Wrathful Name Edit
The wrathful name is fifty letters long. Has "the power of a hydrogen bomb".
The Xenoglossal name Edit
Allows one to speak certain foreign languages
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 https://www.reddit.com/r/unsong/comments/4h7hcp/names/
- ↑ http://unsongbook.com/chapter-16-if-perchance-with-iron-power-he-might-avert-his-own-despair