Apollo and Belvedere In PyeongChang

February 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm (Fantasy, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, Mythology, News, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Apollo and Belvedere In PyeongChang

The Greek god Apollo was attending the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

He was hoping to help bring peace to this troubled part of the world.

Ever since he was brought back from the dead last year, he felt that it was his mission to bring peace to this long-suffering world.

Belvedere the ghost of a ghost white salamander who was a reporter for the Times of London had discovered that Apollo was staying at a hotel in PyeongChang and decided to get an exclusive interview with the Greek deity.

A few weeks before in London when his editors found out that Belvedere knew nothing whatsoever about sports, they immediately assigned him to cover the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

In Apollo’s room, Belvedere introduced himself.

Apollo agreed to the interview as the Olympian deity thought it might be kind of cool 😎 to be interviewed by the ghost of a ghost white salamander.

Of course Belvedere had not always been like that.

He had once been human having worked as a bartender on Wild West dominatrix Sherrielock Holmes’ Wild Tomatoes and Mushroom Saloon in the Wild West town of Hayden Colorado back in the 1880s.

He had been turned into a ghost white salamander by a time traveling enchantress.

And shortly afterwards, he was run over and killed by a caravan covered wagon heading west whereupon he became the ghost of a ghost white salamander.

Apollo gave Belvedere some of his own background – the background not covered in most classical mythology textbooks.

When the Temple of Apollo at Delphi was destroyed by the Emperor Theodosius the Great in 390 AD, Apollo became severely depressed.

So depressed in fact that he started having suicidal thoughts and of course being an immortal, it was rather difficult to commit suicide.

He happened to run into the ancient Babylonian vampiress Lilith and Apollo told her of his misery.

Lilith happened to have in her possession some poisoned Babylonian grapes πŸ‡ that were capable of killing an immortal so she gave Apollo some and he promptly died in the year 390 AD.

Apollo was buried on Mount Parnassus after his death and his tomb became lost to both god and man after a small quake shook Mount Parnassus.

Then in the year 2012 AD on the night of the summer solstice that year just after sundown, Apollo’s tomb on Mount Parnassus was discovered by the French archaeologist vampire Dr. Pompidou De Gaulle (whose archaeological expeditions were sponsored by the Egyptian vampiress Isis).

Apollo’s father Zeus thereupon came out of the shadows where he had been since his son’s death and tried to find somebody who could bring Apollo back from the dead.

Then in December 2016 Zeus met Set Enterprises’ chief scientist Dr. Cadbury Rocher and asked him if he could find an antidote to the poisonous Babylonian grapes πŸ‡ of Lilith and bring his son Apollo back from the dead.

In early January 2017, Dr. Rocher succeeded in bringing Apollo back from the dead.

Returned to life, Apollo thought it should be his mission to bring peace to the world- something difficult to do in a world where the likes of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were in power.

Making it even more difficult, Apollo’s brother Ares (the Greek god of war) was hopping back and forth between different spots on the planet sowing conflict and wars.

And Ares was doing it in earnest, very ticked off at the fact that his role in starting and trying to continue the First World War had been exposed in a movie πŸŽ₯ that came out last year- Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot.

Then in a further troubling development, Apollo’s brother Hephaestus (the Greek god of metalworking and the forge) had started building ballistic missiles for Kim Jong-un last year making for successful ballistic missile tests that ticked off Donald Trump and caused the latter to tweet even more than he did.

“So given this environment,” Belvedere scribbled with his ghostly pen in his ghostly notebook πŸ““, “how do you intend to bring peace to this region?”.

“Well,” Apollo poured some Red Bull energy drink into his glass of ambrosia, “I’ve met with Kwan Yin who is an immortal princess worshipped as the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy and compassion here in Asia and discussed my plans with her. In fact, Kwan Yin met with Kim Yo-jong the sister of Kim Jong-un in this very hotel last night.”

“I heard about that,” Belvedere chewed on his ghostly pen with his ghostly white salamander mouth, “Speaking of which, do you know anything about an attack that occurred in this hotel last night in which a satyr was bitten by a blue-eyed white wolf?”.

“No, I hadn’t heard about that,” Apollo sipped his ambrosia-Red Bull hybrid drink, “I didn’t know there were any satyrs left in the world since the death of Pan 2000 years ago.”

“I wonder if Dr. Cadbury Rocher has revived any,” Belvedere spilled ghostly blue ink all over his ghostly white suit.

At that moment, Apollo’s sister Artemis Diana entered the hotel room wearing a metallic short skirt and looking like Gal Gadot’s twin sister.

“Apollo dear,” Artemis spoke, “it’s Ares. He’s trying full blast to start a war between the Israelis and the Syrians.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday February 11th


  1. George F. said,

    Much more complex than normal. Have you been thinking?

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      What? Are you saying George that I don’t think in any of my other blog posts? πŸ˜‚

      Are you trying to bring out my homicidal tendencies? πŸ˜€

      Which reminds me of an old Gary Larson Far Side cartoon which Larson captioned: Sure Conversation Stoppers.

      There is a guy sitting in an armchair facing a startled looking couple sitting on a sofa when he says, “Homicidal tendencies be damned. I didn’t feel like taking my medication this morning.”

      Lucky for you, I took my medication this morning. πŸ˜‚

      I suspect this chapter is more complicated than usual because I brought together various elements from different chapters I have written over the past couple of years.

      I’m one of these writers who doesn’t plan what he writes.

      I just sit down and write and most of the time let my characters take over my writing and they go where they will.

      But occasionally when I read back some past chapters and some current chapters, it suddenly hits me where the gist of my writing is going and my invisible muse takes over and I put certain things together in my writing that had been left in certain anarchic phases in my past writing.

      Ordo ab chao (order out of chaos) as certain conspiracy theorists claim the slogan of the Illuminati is.

      One thing about such chapters as this one is it takes me a longer time to write.

      It took me about two hours to write this chapter last night whereas most of the time, it takes me about 45 minutes to an hour to write most chapters.

      If life didn’t keep getting in the way, I probably would have more time to write more complicated chapters. πŸ˜€

  2. ortensia said,

    Articulated but magnificent.also brought me back to childhood when me and my friends used to call our barbies with Greek and Roman goddess names.🀩🀩🀩😍😍😍

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,


      What a splendid childhood you must have had. ❀️

      As a kid, I loved tales from Greek and Roman mythology. 😍😍😍😍😍😍

      • ortensia said,

        I suppose we were still a lucky generation to study all this in school and feel the connection with our ancestors.then there was also a cartoon.
        I still am fascinated by Greek and Roman mythology and druids etc.😍

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, we were lucky in that respect. πŸ™‚

        I don’t know why they stopped teaching mythology in the schools.

        Myths were such great stories.

        Yes, I still love Greek and Roman myths and tales of the Druids and Arthurian legends and the Norse myths with their stories of Odin and Thor and Loki and Fenrir and Ragnarok.

      • ortensia said,

        I have old big illustrated books with story about mythology and my girls love them.Sometimes I think they had the best way to face life,polytheism is soooo fascinatingπŸ˜‰

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, the Greek philosopher Xenophanes pointed out centuries ago that the gods and goddesses of Greece seem to be a lot like us and in some cases even worse (such as Zeus with his constant adultery) and I suspect this is one of the reasons why polytheism is so popular, enduring and endearing among humanity.

        It’s very difficult to relate to a perfect God since we are so far from perfection ourselves.

      • ortensia said,

        I suppose that is the point of monotheist religions:the big abyss between their God and humanity.To tell the truth I am not even sure I would like to be perfect.😊

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, I think the idea of perfection is something we all find quite frightening.

      • ortensia said,


  3. shΡ”rrΓ­Ρ” dΡ” vΞ±lΡ”rΓ­Ξ± said,

    I used to fell in love with the character of Ares, a bad boy god in the Gods world. More than I think of Hades. He is a god of war where else Hades is the God of the Underworld. I thought I might have heard him in my sleep when I was a teenager, but I woke up calm. LOL

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      So you were attracted to bad boys like Ares when you were a teenager, eh, Sherry? πŸ˜‚

      That explains your heavy metal music band phase and your purple (or was it pink) hair? πŸ˜‚

  4. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    I LOVE this chapter!
    Growing up I was fascinated by mythology! And the Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes! πŸ™‚
    I love how you’ve weaved a few of them into this story set in 2018!!! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you very much, Carolyn. πŸ™‚

      Yes, it was very much a pleasure weaving gods and goddesses into the present time of 2018. πŸ˜€

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