I discovered this intriguing bit of werecat mythology while doing research for the forthcoming, final installment of my Werecat series: The Sim Ru Prophecy. In Chavin culture, a pre-Incan civilization that resided in the region of modern day Peru, potters made clay jars shaped like seated, curled cats. Like ancient Amerindian artwork elsewhere, the cat’s head is exaggerated, almost cartoonish, but the rosette spots are suggestive of the jaguar, which thrived in the region at the time.
That’s my book The Seventh Pleiade in the center of the display case for LGBTQ+ Science Fiction/Fantasy!
As a promotion for the upcoming release of The Sim Ru prophecy, here are two ways you can get started on the Werecat series for free.
The Ninth Annual New York City Rainbow Book Fair is coming up: Saturday, April 29th 12:00 – 6:00 PM at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (524 W. 59th Street).
The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival is happening this weekend: March 24th – 26th