Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka and Her Wolf Companion

August 8, 2020 at 10:59 pm (Folklore, Gothic, Gothic romance, love, Mythology, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , )


The Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka

The immortal Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka had several wolf companions who served as her protectors.

Her longest serving was a wolf called Seneca who had served her ever since she became an immortal after bareback riding a rare white buffalo on the South Dakota plains back in the late 1870s.

Seneca had been a gift to her from her Medicine Man grandfather (long since deceased).

She had often felt that this wolf Seneca was a creature from another dimension.

The writer C.S. Lewis in one of his Narnia books had once talked about a planet which had several trees growing on it.

Each tree was its own separate universe or world or dimensional realm.

Just as C.S. Lewis saw the rise of the Transhumanist movement within Science (noted in his book That Hideous Strength).

So he foresaw the possibility of multiple worlds or multiple universes- something that modern physics now thinks possible.

Saint Jerome who translated the Bible into Latin -a book known to History as the Vulgate – had recounted in his diary a meeting with a faun (the Roman term for satyr- a creature who was part man and part goat- part of Greco-Roman mythology).

The faun had told Jerome not to worry.

That he (the faun) was a creature from another dimension.

But a dimension created by the same God that Jerome worshipped.

For the Great High God was the creator of the whole Cosmos (and Cosmos in Greek meant the whole created order).

So the faun explained to Jerome that there were many dimensions within the cosmos – the whole created order- not just the dimension in which Jerome’s Earth existed.

Although the faun explained there were a group of beings called the Watchers who had created fauns and satyrs and other hybrids (recounted in mythology) in this dimension.

These Watchers were the ancestors of the Nephilim (the giants) mentioned in the Book of Genesis Chapter 6.

The Watchers and their Nephilim off-spring caused great evil on the Earth which caused God to send the Flood.

When Tanaka had read Jerome’s account of his meeting with the faun, she wondered if Lewis had read it as well.

And caused Lewis to create the faun character of Mr. Tumnus in the Narnia books.

Tanaka reflected on her wolf protectors.

Some were supernatural.

Others were natural who were drawn to her.

There was one- a white wolf with blue eyes- that Tanaka thought was in fact human.

He was a shapeshifter.

Out walking with this blue eyed wolf protector in the woods near the northeastern English village of Barnack (in whose village rectory the noted writer Charles Kingsley author of the book The Water Babies had spent his childhood), Tanaka sat down and looked at him and communicated telepathically.

When the wolf answered Yes to being human, she communicated another question.

The wolf held his head down and then looked up again with sad eyes.

He had lost the ability to speak his own thoughts so he communicated with the lyrics of one of his favourite songs from his childhood – the song Sometimes When We Touch written by Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Hill:

You ask me if I love you
And I choke on my reply
I’d rather hurt you honestly
Than mislead you with a lie

For who am I to judge you
In what you say or do
I’m only just beginning
To see the real you

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty’s too much
And I have to close my eyes
And hide
I want to hold you till I die
Till we both break down and cry
I want to hold you till the fear in me subsides

Romance’s an honest strategy
Leaves me grappling with my pride
But through the years of maturity
Some tenderness survives
I’m just another writer
Still trapped within my truth
A hesitant prizefighter
Still trapped within my youth

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty’s too much
And I have to close my eyes
And hide…

And with that the wolf closed his eyes and walked with his head down into the woods.

“Avalon,” she called out after him, “Don’t you want me to hold you till the fear in you subsides?”.

The wolf came back.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Saturday August 8th
2020.

14 Comments

  1. David Redpath said,

    An intriguing story, Christopher.
    Complete with a veritable plum
    pudding of fine literature for
    Little Jack Horner to stick his
    thumb in. In particular . . .
    The Water Babies, by Charles
    Kingsley. A secret pleasure of
    mine. So don’t tell anyone 😎

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, David. 😀

      And my lips are sealed about The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley being your secret pleasure.

      My dad and I once stayed in an old Bed and Breakfast inn in Jedburgh, Scotland.

      It was the same B & B where William and Dorothy Wordsworth stayed when they visited the town back in the early 1800s.

      But the owner of the B & B when we visited was a retired English Literature professor from South Africa whose area of specialty was the works of Charles Kingsley.

      On another Kingsleyian note, a retired Church of England clergyman and Oxford History don whom my dad and I came to know named the Rev. Canon John Byran owned a house in Barnack right across the street from the rectory home of Charles Kingsley’s father.

      Behind Canon Bryan’s house was a cricket pitch.

      And across the street was the old Kingsley family rectory where young Charles grew up.

      So it was a very English setting.

      • David Redpath said,

        Speaking of all things English, I well
        remember Charles Kingsley’s advise
        to his young son regarding the Irish
        tendency to not let the truth get in the
        way of a good story. A characteristic
        I proudly share (and I’m not even Irish).
        I’m sure that if The Water Babies was
        presented to a publisher today it would
        be rejected on the grounds of being racially insensitive. It seems everybody
        is getting a bit sensitive these days 🤔

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, everybody is overly sensitive about eveything. 😤

  2. Anonymole said,

    Another masterful mishmash.
    When you start with an engaging story I can’t help but read.

    Silly humans, complicating the universe with their odd intentions and confusions.

  3. Jessica E. Larsen said,

    Love it, especially because this chaper includes writers and books I love and probably going to love

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, Jessica. 🙂

      Yes, you’ll probably enjoy reading C.S. Lewis and Charles Kingsley.

  4. Hyperion said,

    Excellent use of your vast literary knowledge to spin a tale of kindness. Loved the last line.

  5. Kritika said,

    🤣😂 The wolf came back.
    Enjoyed reading this chapter.

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