They might be real and part of myth.
Like the jaguar the panther continues toward immortal legend.
Movie has shown the dark panther as similar to changelings.
It is a little known made for TV movie.
A pair of siblings do their part as panther people.
Have they brought their character into legend?
That show might have been forgotten but the legend hasn’t been.
My eternal quest to show the history behind legends.
When creatures of this sort star in movies.
Remember it came from legends told as stories from the dawn of civilization.
You can figure out why the black cat is thought of as bad luck.
Meeting one of these might be.
The movies and books brought fame to the werewolf.
With exploration and deforestation the werejaguar is spoken of.
Only in the jungle villages will you hear talk of this creature.
Stories get told only in native villages.
Hunters tell of the man cat that got his dinner before they did.
Perhaps we hear of the wolf because it’s easier to find then the jaguar.
A few movies have claimed the were cat.
They claim lion or panther, the jaguar is not given credit.
Proof has not been found for any of these creatures, yet.
Since we are looking they will be found.
Science is getting more detailed so proof is there.
You ready for the story or book that claims proof?
That show or movie would follow soon after.
The way they were.
Not a myth but it sparked a legend.
This brought the king of the cats to the throne.
Defending territory and hunting at will.
Would not get me to enter the area without the hunter by my side.
With teeth like that what couldn’t it kill and eat?
Hunting the prey knew they were had.
Defending nothing had a chance.
It is our loss to never have met this great cat.
Can’t be sure if I’ eat a steak without bring it the cattle.
Would it make a good pet?
The god of a Pharaoh was important, then, representing both needs and beliefs of the people.
To the military sobek was military prowess to the people he was fertility and men hoped for a son.
He became associated with pharaoh when depicted as having a falcon head.
Soaring above in the sun through the sky sobek soared through the Nile and was everywhere.
Mummified crocodiles and falcons have both been found decorating temples of Sobek.
Protection was also represented with mummified crocodiles carrying their young.
This then practiced by his followers is still practiced today with mothers carrying infants and fathers protecting their family.
Should I move closer to a crocodile nest?
Beginning with the second dynasty known as Bastet.
She was the goddess of warfare.
The warfare image changed when the lioness image became the cat.
Bastet became known as Bast goddess of protection.
Should we pet her or get her own home for her?
A dog house is easy to build.
Anyone have plans for a cat house?
The Egyptian god leading the soul to the afterlife.
The black jackal head showed him as lord of embalming and protector of the grave.
Time brought him through history as one of the most portrayed of the pantheon.
You can add one to his total because here he is in full glory.
He became god of funerals and death.
Will he be seeing over mine?
The love of dogs continues today.
Since he is shown as a jackal, a breed of dog, is he still loved?
He hasn’t been at my door or on my balcony.
So safe from his judgment to determine if I’m worthy of an afterlife.
Should barking or howling be done to provide a positive influence?
Then maybe more modern beliefs might work too.
What do you think?
Comes at the beginning of a thunderstorm.
Travels with it as the bird.
When seen people spread the word.
They foster stories, unbelieved but legendary.
Legends spread faster than stories.
They last centuries, inspiring stories and movies.
Native Americans were considered heretical fanatics.
Truth in the stories was ignored.
View the lightning winged bird and judge for yourself.