The first time I ever heard the word harbinger was when I was playing the Mass Effect Series. There were aliens called Harbingers, who went to different planets throughout the billions or years the universe had existed wiping out civilizations that were becoming too advanced or could become a threat. It was upon hearing these aliens be called Harbingers that I realized I really liked the word and added it to my Wonderful Word list.

Harbinger doesn’t mean alien or dangerous force. Harbinger actually means a messenger with news of the future.

For example:

“They call him the Harbinger, for he knows more of what’s to come than any other that wanders the wastes,” she hummed, keeping her eyes focused on the table before her.