January 23, 2022 at 10:55 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, International Intrigue, Literature, Mythology, News, Poetry, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , )

Circe Offering The Cup To Ulysses by John William Waterhouse 1891

Daughter of the sun god Helios
And the Oceanid nymph Perse
An enchantress living on the island
of Aeaea
She has turned most of Ulysses’ crew
into swine
She had lured the Odyssey crew
to her island
with her lovely singing
While weaving on an enormous loon

She had invited the crew to a feast
A pottage of cheese and meat
Sweetened with honey
And laced with wine
But also mixed with potion
That turns them into swine

Ulysses was on board his ship at the time
As he approaches Circe’s palace
Athena sends Hermes to warn him
of Circe’s sorcery
Hermes provides Ulysses with moly
To protect him from Circe’s magic

Circe and the potion beckons but Ulysses does not become swine

. . .

The streets of Kiev, January 2022.

London private eyes Magog Rhys Petley and Agathor Christie were on a spying mission for the British government.

“Who has let these thousands of swine into the streets of Kiev?” Magog wanted to know.

“They were previously NATO soldiers,” Agathor (who had taken the Kiev nightwatch to Magog’s daywatch) explained.

“They were?” Magog was stunned, “Who turned them into swine?”.

“Do you know your Greek mythology and your 19th Century pre-Raphaelite art?” Agathor asked.

“I do,” Magog nodded.

Agathor pointed.

Magog looked.

And standing there was the ancient Greek enchantress Circe not looking a day over 25.

Circe started to sing as she started weaving on a loom.

“Who is she trying to lure to Kiev with her singing?” Magog inquired of Agathor.

“The Russians,” Agathor answered.

“To turn them into swine?” Magog blinked.

“No to turn them into the rulers of Kiev,” Agathor lit a cigar, “It’s NATO she turned into swine.”

-A poem and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday January 23rd


  1. Tanya said,

    Beneath the allegory of Greek myth, you’ve woven yet another stark commentary on the political tiff between Russia and Ukrainian. Masterpiece

  2. Hyperion said,

    I believe you have presented us with a prescient view of the current situation. Circe was a champion of Troy and angered by Ulysses part in the conflict, thus his long journey home filled with misadventure. Trying to bring the NATO alliance into agreement on a reasonable plan of action is beyond the powers of mortal humans. On the other side is the spawn of Rasputin and Ivan the Terrible doing all they can for the greatness of mother Russia to regain the lands they took in WWII and subsequently lost back to the historical owners during the fall of the Bolshevik Soviet Union. Where is the gold of Rome to pay tribute to the Barbarian Hordes in return for peace?

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      The gold of Rome has been given to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) with the approval of Pope Francis in an effort to advance the cause of global Communism throughout the world.

      • Hyperion said,

        And as the Pope sauntered down the hall, he hummed the tune, a change is coming, a change is going to do you good. Then, for unknown reasons, he clicked his heels and broke down with, I like big butts and I cannot lie, all the other brothers can’t deny…meanwhile, lightening struck the gargoyle on the roof and the stone eyes glowed red.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I love that descriptive paragraph of yours, Daniel.

        I can actually see that happening at the Vatican. πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

      • Hyperion said,

        LOL! The visions conjured up by my Head Elves is never geopolitically correct. How I’ve avoided the Proper Politics Police is a mystery to me.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I know what you mean about Proper Politics Police.

        One of my trailer roommates last night got a phone call from a friend of his in the U..S.

        I guess at his job he referred to a transgendering lesbian blowhard dyke as a “she”.

        So he got called into his employer’s office and told, “We’re concerned about your use of pronoun.”

        He was forced to write a letter of apology to the transgendering dyke for referring to her/it as a “she”.

      • Hyperion said,

        Unfortunately, HR handled that wrong. The Trans F2M person must declare his sexual orientation in a corporate wide memorandum listing all pronouns of choice. However, it is still illegal to use company assets to send pictures of one’s female genitalia claiming it to be a male micro penis to coworkers due to the risk of causing discomfort and feelings of sexual dyslexia. Visual confirmation of gender is not required.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        That’s very true.

        And as such many of Joe Biden’s M2F transgendered cabinet secretaries will end up beheaded by Pan Goatee for not confirming their gender.

  3. Giannis Pit said,

    Today I adore your reference to an emblematic form of Greek mythology. Crirce. Have a good night.

  4. Jessica E. Larsen said,

    I’ve always been curious about Circe’s story, not I feel to search and read about her even more. 😍

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