Orson Welles, Atargatis and Athena

June 24, 2018 at 11:51 pm (Avatar Speaks, Geopolitics and International Relations, Ghost Story, History, International Intrigue, Movies, Mythology, News, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Orson Welles, Atargatis and Athena

Orson Welles ordered his 4th glass of wine 🍷 of the evening.

As he sampled it, he hoped he wasn’t turning into a lush.

Being a lush might be good enough for Sir John Falstaff but it wasn’t good enough for him Orson Welles.

He had too much he wanted to tell the world.

As Welles took another sip of the wine 🍷, he reflected on his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth whom he had formally divorced on November 10th of last year (the current evening in which he sat drinking wine in The Mermaid Wine Bistro and Lounge was June 24th 1948).

What had happened that caused his marriage to go wrong?

Probably many factors Welles thought as he gazed at his reflection in the blood red liquid of the glass.

He reflected back to the time he had considered making his own film version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – one that he thought would be vastly superior to the 1931 Universal Pictures film version with Bela Lugosi.

Financing for the project had fell through but he had done several screen tests for it.

Including one with a beautiful Romanian brunette woman who interestingly enough called herself Draculina.

During the screen test, Welles who had been reading the role of Jonathan Harker to her playing the role of one of Dracula’s wives was very impressed by her extremely authentic vampiress like performance.

During the test, Draculina had gotten so into character (she must have been an avid student of Russian theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavsky), she had leaned over and given Welles a very passionate bite and hickey on the neck.

Unfortunately, Draculina did this just as Rita entered the studio.

That certainly didn’t help the relationship between husband and wife, Welles thought as he finished his glass and ordered a fifth.

The director turned his attention to other matters.

He thought about the peculiar dream he had had last night in which a lobster had appeared to him and communicated with him telepathically.

The lobster explained that his name was Michelangelo and he was a psychic lobster who was communicating with him from London in the year 2018.

Michelangelo explained to him that the Syro-Phoenician mermaid goddess Atargatis (who was the mother of Semiramis the 1st Babylonian Queen) was intending to destroy the State of Israel 🇮🇱 in that year of 2018.

It was at that moment that the phone rang waking Welles from his deep sleep.

It was a wrong number.

“No, this isn’t Floppety’s Flop House,” Welles slammed the receiver down angrily.

Welles finished his 5th glass of wine 🍷 and decided not to order another.

Otherwise he might really turn into a Sir John Falstaff.

He reached for his overcoat and hat.

He then stumbled out into the night and waved down a taxi that would drive him home.

When he arrived and fumbled around in his pocket for the keys to his room, Welles thought about the strange dream.

If this Atargatis woman of the sea was going to try to destroy Israel in 2018, that meant the nation would survive at least another 70 years.

Israeli independence had only been declared by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion last month and already it was locked into a war of survival with its Arab neighbours.

Why had this psychic crustacean contacted him anyways, Welles wondered?

What could he a man of the theatre do about a Syro-Phoenician mermaid goddess planned invasion 70 years down the road?

“Oh Lord, send me wisdom,” Welles prayed aloud as he opened the door to his room.

Standing there waiting for him was Athena the Greek goddess of wisdom.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday June 24th


  1. velvetscreams said,

    I liked this part so much…especially the part when i discovered he was just dreaming….loved the mind of the character more💖💖

  2. Orvillewrong said,

    Sometimes you do get what you wish for!

  3. Hyperion said,

    A little nip of Draculina and finish off with Athena. Just rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it? Michelangelo sure gets around and I wonder if Atargatis isn’t dressed up like a recently elected Turkish Dick-Tater.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, those sound like the lyrics of an old Ricky Martin song. 😂

      Indeed Michelangelo does get around.

      He seems to have figured out a way of traveling “beyond time and space” (to quote the late Rod Serling in his introduction to The Twilight Zone).

      Maybe Michelangelo appeared to Einstein as a young man and that’s why the scientist’s hair stood on end for the rest of his life. 🤣

      Yes perhaps Atargatis is a mermaid LGBTQ transpecies transgendered dick-tator of Turkey 🦃 🇹🇷 in drag male attire. 😂🤣

      • Hyperion said,

        Waaa haaaa haaaa! This comment turned over my funny box and I now have laughter all over the house. 🙂

  4. ortensia said,

    Poor Orson,he sure woke up with a big headache and not for the wine just for wondering from Rita to Draculina to Athena🤕

  5. draculauren said,

    This was the perfect cap to my evening! Thank you for the quality entertainment. It seems Orson is quite the trouble magnet. 😀

    I could totally see Hyperion back at the Mermaid Wine Bistro and Lounge, too.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      You’re very welcome, Lauren. 😀

      Yes, Orson is quite the trouble magnet all right.

      And I can definitely see Hyperion as a regular at The Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Wine Bistro and Lounge. 😉

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