Third Trumpet - Third part of Waters became Bitter
Trumpet - God's Judgement on the Roman Empire (First Beast)
Revelation 8:10 - And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
Revelation 8:11 - And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Isaiah 14:12 - How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
Isaiah 34:4 - All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine, And as fruit falling from a fig tree.
Jeremiah 9:15 - therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.
Jeremiah 23:15 - Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, And make them drink the water of gall; For from the prophets of Jerusalem Profaneness has gone out into all the land.
Proverbs 5:4 - But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Revelation 17:15 - Then he said to me, The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
Jeremiah 51:36 - Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, I will plead your case and take vengeance for you. I will dry up her (Babylon) sea and make her springs dry.
Isaiah 8:7 - Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up over them The waters of the River, strong and mighty-- The king of Assyria and all his glory; He will go up over all his channels And go over all his banks.
Isaiah 8:8 - He will pass through Judah, He will overflow and pass over, He will reach up to the neck; And the stretching out of his wings Will fill the breadth of Your land, O Immanuel.
Isaiah 17:12 - Woe to the multitude of many people Who make a noise like the roar of the seas, And to the rushing of nations That make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
Isaiah 17:13 - The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters; But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
Psalms 65:7 - You who still the noise of the seas, The noise of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.
The great burning (destroying) star was the king of the Huns, Attila, who was called the scourge of God.
Historian Edward Gibbon says that all of Attila the Hun's major battles were fought on rivers. His strategy was to lure Roman armies into crossing the rivers after he had feigned a retreat. While the armies were crossing the rivers he ordered his troops to attack.
During his reign, he was one of the most feared enemies of the Roman Empire. He crossed the Danube (Europe's second-longest river) twice and plundered the Balkans. He subsequently invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces.
Attila and his 800,000 man army rose quickly and flashed across the land, and desolated the Italian Alps, which is the source of the Danube, Rhine and Po rivers. Historians estimate that 300,000 men lay slaughtered in the rivers, causing them to become contaminated (bitter), leading to diseases which caused thousands of people to die downstream.
While the Huns attacked city-states along the Danube river, the Vandals (led by Genseric) captured the Western Roman province of Africa and its capital of Carthage. Carthage was the richest province of the Western Empire and a main source of food for Rome.
Emperor Valentinian III sent three envoys, the high civilian officers Gennadius Avienus and Trigetius, as well as Pope Leo I, who met Attila at Mincio in the vicinity of Mantua and obtained from him the promise that he would withdraw from Italy and negotiate peace with the Emperor. The Pope promised Attila that if he left Rome in peace, one of his successors would receive a holy crown (which has been understood as referring to the Crown of Hungary).