Why did Herod die by worms?


On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. Acts 12:21-23
            The Proverb that reads “pride comes before the fall” certainly applied to Herod who believed the praises they received and allowed it to go to his head.  He didn’t give praise to God, but accepted it for himself.  He was eaten by worms, which probably points to an inner intestinal flatworm (tapeworm, fluke), hookworm, pinworm, thorny-headed/spiny worms or roundworms.  All of them parasitic.
            God allowed the worm to eat King Herod from in the inside, much like in death, where worms eat our bodies from the outside in.  All pride/selfishness from the inside leads to our death.