The Black Jaguar: A Poem

June 2, 2018 at 11:32 pm (Folklore, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, Mythology, News, Poetry, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , )

The Black Jaguar: A Poem

He was the world’s greatest sorcerer
but the world and even he were unaware of the extent of his power
He practiced his sorcery in secret
No one knew he was a sorcerer
He told no one
He showed no one
But both people and events felt the after effects of his sorcery

The secrets of the deep he knew
The secrets of the dark he knew
And that is why of him the world should be afraid

Long ago the Mayans taught of the Jaguar God of the Underworld
He who was called the Night Sun
The darkest darkness
As the day sun was the brightest brightness

And the Mayans carved a relief in stone of the Black Jaguar
who was the Night Sun
Jaguar God of the Underworld

Today the stone relief was in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC
where a sculptor saw it
and made his own clay statue of the Black Jaguar
The Night Sun
Jaguar God of the Underworld

And as Pope Francis was seeing to the unity of all the world’s religions
So all the Underworlds under the Earth were now uniting
Under Hades the Greek god of the Underworld
The only Greek deity mentioned by name by Christ
What was translated into English of Christ’s words to Peter as “The gates of Hell shall not prevail against my Church”
Originally read the “Gates of Hades shall not prevail against my Church” in the koine Greek in which the New Testament was written
and since Hades in Greek could either be a place (the name of the Underworld itself) or a person (the name of the Olympian deity that ruled the Underworld)
there were two different proper nouns used in Greek to refer to both
The place and the deity
And the proper noun Christ used in Koine Greek in answer to Peter
was the name of the deity Hades not the place
And another telling indication
Christ said this to Peter on the coasts of Caesarea Philippi
where there were sulphuric smelling caves in the mountains nearby
that the locals called the gates of Hades
And said that Hades the deity used them to occasionally come up and walk on the surface of the Earth.

When it is mentioned in Chapter 20 of the Revelation of Saint John the Divine that the Devil, Death and Hell were thrown into the Lake of Fire
Again what was translated Hell into English actually was written Hades in the original Koine Greek
and again the proper noun used for Hades in the Greek was Hades the person not Hades the place
Hades the Greek god of the Underworld

So according to both Christ and Saint John the Apostle and Revelator, the Greek god Hades was a real and actual being
The only one of the Olympians whose existence is actually verified in the New Testament
but of course that is not to say that the New Testament thereby denied the existence of the others
by not mentioning them

For the existence of the Phoenician and Canaanite god Baal was likewise attested to
by both Christ and the Apostle Paul
As is the existence of Lilith attested to in Isaiah Chapter 34 verse 14

So the Black Jaguar
Night Sun
God of the Underworld of the Mayans
was about to make his appearance on the Earth’s surface

And Night Sun now inhabited the clay statue
made by the sculptor at the Smithsonian Institute
A clay statue of a Black Jaguar
that stood on the table
of the world’s most powerful sorcerer
A sorcerer who was about to get a lot more powerful

-A poem and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Saturday June 2nd


  1. Hyperion said,

    It was good business in the old days to hang a new religion on an old belief. A little creative writing by some drunk monks in a dark cellar and poof, you got a new religion that requires believers to ante up so the modern soothsayers can buy another Lear Jet to get back and forth to all their vacation homes quickly. What’s not to love if you happen to be a new age prophet of The Word. The Vatican is the richest commercial enterprise on the planet and all the old deities are locked away in hell which doesn’t exist anymore so no competition except that young upstart Moe Hammy Who has more followers and funds than the Vatican. I suspect a jail break soon and when Thor gets loose it’s gonna be Hammer Time!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      And of course, Loki won’t be so low key in his antics when he breaks out.

      • Hyperion said,

        No, ole Loki can cook up some real mischief and pity the gal he mates with. He has the ugliest kids.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I wonder if Loki has spent a lot of time in Calgary and all of his progeny are female supposed humans who are vastly overweight and extremely facially aesthetically challenged.

      • Hyperion said,

        It would seem to explain everything.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        As Sherlock Holmes said to Dr. Watson while lighting his pipe, “So the curious case of the perpetually vomiting 🤮 heterosexual Calgary cowboy with good taste has now been solved.”

      • Hyperion said,

        Yes, he has a low tolerance for German Beer it would seem. Or, do you suppose it was the twelve greasy bratwurst he consumed.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Maybe it was a combination of both.

      • Hyperion said,

        Quite likely both would do it.

  2. thebookwormdrinketh said,

    The black…. Jaguar? Are we trying not to infringe on copywrites? 😄🍻

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      The inspiration for this poem has nothing to do with the Black Panther movie.

      One of my housemates in the house in which I rent a room recently got a glazed clay statue of a black jaguar that’s he put on a coffee table in the sitting room downstairs.

      Looking at it, it seems to have quite a number of sinister looking features.

      In fact it reminded me of another black panther in a movie the 1942 Film Noir picture The Cat People starring Simone Simon and directed by Jacques Tourneur except of course this cat is a jaguar and not a panther.

      I knew in Mayan religion, the god of their Underworld was a black jaguar so inspired by this statue on the coffee table, I decided to introduce a new character in my novel- a powerful sorcerer who has a black jaguar on his table and is able to merge with it (because it’s possessed by Night Sun the Mayan jaguar god of the Underworld) to become an even more powerful sorcerer.

      In the secret teachings that Heinrich Himmler imparted to his SS initiates at Wewelsburg Castle, they believed in the existence of a black sun that inhabited the Solar System and could not be seen by man.

      The black swastika of Naziism was actually a symbol for this black sun.

      So it’s interesting how various archetypes in various world beliefs seem to merge with one another.

      • thebookwormdrinketh said,

        Don’t forget about Tom Conway! 💖
        I suppose we never know how inspiration will strike.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        No, inspiration can strike out of nowhere it seems.

        Yes, Tom Conway was very good at playing a ship building engineer who was quite naive when it came to matters of ancient Serbian curses.

  3. draculauren said,

    Very cool, I didn’t know this about the Mayans but I love how they have such a fierce, dark creature as their god of the Underworld.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, another reason to be impressed by the Mayans.

      In addition to being master astronomers, mathematicians and engineers, they definitely picked a very cool dark creature to be the deity of their Underworld. 😀

  4. David Redpath said,

    That black old sun
    alway longing & scheming
    to become No.1.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, that old black sun will never rest
      until he surpasses Sol Invictus.

      • David Redpath said,

        I wonder where Persephone
        stands in all of this?
        Is she the innocent kidnap victim,
        subjected to an arranged marriage?
        Or is she playing the part
        of a Lady Macbeth?

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        That’s a very good question, David.

        I was trying to remember whether Persephone the Queen of The Underworld had appeared in any of my past writing and if she had, what sort of character and personality did she have in terms of my conception of her in my writing?

        I thought I had mentioned her in my writing sometime last year so I went back to check.

        I discovered she had made a guest cameo appearance in a poem of mine I wrote a year ago this past March.

        And the way I had presented her there, she had come across as being Lady MacBeth like.

      • David Redpath said,

        Yes Chris, screw your courage
        to the sticking place,
        and scorch the smile
        off that Sorcerer’s face
        (not to mention the President
        of Stormey Disgrace)!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, the President of Stormey Disgrace
        is quite tired of the Russian rat race
        says he to the mirror looking at his face,
        “I am quite innocent 😇 you see
        but just in case, I say, Pardon me.”

      • David Redpath said,

        As Lynn Anderson sings,
        “You begged fo help from
        a Russian,
        but I never promised you
        a Presidential pardon
        in the Rose Garden 🌹”.

  5. David Redpath said,

    Reblogged this on David Redpath and commented:
    Hey Babe, take a walk on the wild
    theological side. Let Dracul Van Helsing,
    the well read and very undead, take you
    on an anthropological ride.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you for the re-blog, David.

      I got assaulted by a drug addict on a bad drug trip at a transit station today.

      I got punched in the upper rib cage and on the side of my head.

      Now I’ve got both sore ribs and a headache 🤕 on the left side of my head.

      To top it off after I got hit on the side of my head, my glasses 👓 went flying and my left lens went flying out and broke.

      I spent about an hour filling out a police report and then another half hour getting checked out in the ambulance.

      My ribs and the left side of my head are only starting to really hurt now.

      It’s a good thing I already had an appointment with my doctor for tomorrow morning anyways with a set time.

      It takes forever if you’re just a walk-in patient at the clinic.

      So getting my work re-blogged was the one good thing that happened to me today.

      • David Redpath said,

        Sorry to hear of your spot
        of trouble, Chris.
        Rest the head and the ribs,
        and take it easy.
        Low rent thugs on designer drugs
        are taking all the fun out of
        being an urbane urban BoHo.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Indeed they are.

  6. WaltPage said,

    A very enjoyable read.

  7. rudellenatashamay said,

    Its a lovely poem. Thank you

  8. PoetSpeak said,

    Love it!

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