"On the Day of Judgment" is a poem usually attributed to Jonathan Swift, an 18th-century Irish poet, essayist, and Anglican cleric known for his biting satire. The poem imagines the arrival of Judgment Day, when both the living and the dead will be judged by God and either deemed worthy of Heaven or condemned to Hell. The twist, here, is that God turns out to be Jove (a.k.a. Jupiter, the king of the gods in ancient Roman myth). Jove resents humankind for its foolish infighting and the way prideful religious "sects" root for one another's damnation. Out of exasperation, Jove damns all of humankind.