Judith (Judith) Judith is the subject of the Old English poem, “Judith “, the story of the Biblical beauty who beheaded Holofernes . Its authorship and date of origin remain unknown (believed to have been written sometime between the seventh and tenth centuries), and only three out of twelve cantos remain in existence. The nature of Judith’s story, however, is front and center, as she is depicted as a moral giantess who conquered the “beast” for the sake of her country. The poem was most likely composed as an exhortation of a model of bravery for Anglo Saxons in a time of war. Judith is depicted as beautiful, courageous and good, the murderous aspect of her deed bathed in the sheen of saintly adulation. Indeed, though a woman, she is as revered as St. George of the dragon slaying profession. Judith’s foe, the Assyrian general Holofernes, is presented as a monstrous drunkard whom Judith easily trounces (well, beheads) after he falls into a drunken stupor trying to seduce her. She then leads the Israelites to victory in battle, bearing his head high in triumph (in a slight deviation from the biblical rendition). The deed and its aftermath have been the subjects of numerous paintings over the years, and have come to be an iconic representation of the particular power of A Woman with a Cause – in other words, don’t mess with this gal!
Judith Mortimer (Judith) Judith Mortimer is a character in one of Irish author Brian Cleeve’s historical novels, Judith, published in 1978. Judith is an independent-minded young woman living in Essex with her poverty-stricken father at the turn of the 18th century. In order to keep their household afloat, Judith allows a local band of thieves to use the farm’s outbuildings for storage of their bounty. The son of the group’s leader is in love with Judith and declares himself to her, resolving to abandon his life of crime. At the same time, Judith’s father is involved in a property dispute with a distant relative over his land; the relative offers to resolve the matter by an inappropriate marriage for Judith, which she refuses. Now, as if all this were not enough, Judith’s father dies and her association with the thieves is made known to the authorities. Judith flees to London and falls in with some unsavory characters (“brothel” is the operative word here). Pursued by both her spurned suitor and her beloved, she is first rescued (by the good guy) and then kidnapped and put in an insane asylum (by the bad guy). After enduring extraordinary deprivation there, she is finally released, only to fall victim to a gang of beggars who set her to work begging in the streets of London. After many more months of hardship, Judith is finally rescued by a good Christian lady, reunited with and married to her love, and awarded full ownership of the farm. Why Dickens himself could not have done better by her!
Judith Sutpen (Absalom, Absalom!) Judith Sutpen is the ill-fated daughter of Thomas Sutpen in William Faulkner’s novel, Absalom, Absalom!, published in 1936. Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, this is a tumultuous story of battle, slavery, miscegenation and incest. Judith is as strong-willed as her father, and she is determined to marry Charles Bon, a university mate of her brother Henry. One little catch – Bon is her half-brother, a result of the illegitimate union between her father and a woman of mixed race. Judith’s father tries to stop the marriage, while Judith goes doggedly about her plans, touchingly making her wedding dress out of scraps in war-deprived times. Her brother, Henry, is at first for the marriage, in spite of the familial relationship, but opposes it once he learns of Charles’ racial background (perhaps just a wee misplacement of priorities?). Henry then murders Charles and goes into a self-imposed exile. Poor Judith – somehow amidst all this tragedy she manages to bury the body of her beloved, run the plantation, and make a home for Charles Bon’s own illegitimate (!) son. Finally, she dies of yellow fever while nursing young Charles through his own illness. Now this is Faulknerian Southern Gothic at its best!
Give Judy My Notice - a song by Ben Folds
Jewel Eyed Judy - a song by Fleetwood Mac
Judith - an oratorio composed by Thomas Arne (1761)
Judith - an opera composed by Alexander Serov (1863)
Judith - a son by A Perfect Circle [explicit]
Judith - a song by The Cult
Judy - a song by Elvis Presley
Judy - a song by The Corrs
Judy - a song by The Pipettes
Judy and the Dream of Horses - by Belle & Sebastian
Judy Drowned - a song by Harry Belafonte
Judy Is a Dick Slap - a song by Belle & Sebastian
Judy is a Punk - a song by The Ramones
Judy Jetson - a song by The Huntingtons
Judy Mae - a song by Boomer Castleman
Judy Mae - a song by Shaun Cassidy
Judy Staring at the Sun - a song by The Catherine Wheel
Mad Mad Judy - a song by The Buzzcocks
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - a song by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sweet Sweet Judy - a song by David Houston
The Return of Jackie and Judy - a song by The Ramones
We All Love Judy - a song by the Melvins
Why Judy - a song by Hot Action Cop
Why Judy Why - a song by Billy Joel
The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection (Megan McDonald) - Judy Moody rules! Boys and girls everywhere are relating to Judy's many moods and laughing at her hilarious adventures. Now the Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection offers the perfect opportunity to jump-start a collection of Judy's first three episodes in paperback, all tucked together in one boxed set. Starting with JUDY MOODY. Judy doesn't have high hopes for third grade, but when Mr. Todd assigns a very special class project, she really gets a chance to express herself! Next book: JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS! When Judy sets off in pursuit of fame, will she find it? Or will she just end up more infamous than ever? Finally: JUDY MOODY SAVES THE WORLD! Judy Moody's class studies the environment — and soon Judy is in a mood the whip the planet into shape! And this is just the beginning. There are several more Judy Moody books besides just these three! Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Judith - Judith Light (actress); Judith Resnik (astronaut who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion); Judith Sheindlin (aka Judge Judy/TV personality); Judith Leyster (Dutch painter); Judy Blume (children’s book author); Judy Collins (singer); Judy Greer (actress)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Judith - William Shakespeare (playwright)
Judith - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Judith.