Published on March 28th, 2016 | by Kevin Given

Given to Me: “Who Will play kali?”

giventome_kali_1This week I want to re-cap the female antagonists. from the film Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis.

First, let’s look at Lilith: The ghost of Sebastian Vasilis, Karl Vincent’s arch nemesis arrives in Karl’s office to recruit him on a deadly mission. He, along with 6 other vampire hunters, must prevent the resurrection of the deadliest vampire’s known to mankind; the Hebrew Lilith, the Egyptian Sekhmet and the Hindu Kali. However Lilith has already been resurrected! Actor Luis Antonio Howard will play Sebastian and I will play my own character of Karl Vincent.

The prolog to this film features the Resurrection of Lilith who will be played by actress Ashley Kroft. The ceremony begins as about 20 vampires have gathered in an underground tomb. The High Priestess Palti begins the incantation which will bring Lilith back to life. I have researched actual Lilitu ceremonies for our film and the incantation used in the film is the same as ones used by followers of Lilith. Actress Michelle Yeager will play the high priestess Palti.

giventome_kali_4The resurrection of Lilith sets off a chain of events that will lead to vampires dominating the earth. If they succeed they will no longer have weaknesses such as crosses, garlic and sunlight.

Karl and his rag tag group of vampire hunters race off to Cairo Egypt to destroy Lilith and prevent the resurrection of Sekhmet, without giving away any plot points our heroes fail in this endeavor and Lilith, along with Sekhmet, fly off to Calcutta, India, for the ceremony that will resurrect Kali.

As we talked about recently, actress Jasmine Yampierre will portray Sekhmet. But who will play Kali? Ah! I’m not going to tell you the name of the actress playing Kali. She is a very pretty young lady and a very special guest star. The actress in question will remain a secret for now, but trust me, casting director Jeffrey Crisp has gone all out to cast this vitally important role. You are in for a great surprise and a cinematic treat when you discover who is going to play Kali in this feature film.

giventome_kali_bgiventome_kali_cWho is Lilith in mythology?

From the University of Dayton home page: Lilith

The earliest account of these creatures of the night derives from Mesopotamia. Lamatsu was a serpent demon who reportedly stole children from their homes and devoured them. Lamatsu was also responsible for infants who were found dead in their cradles. Another incarnation of Lamatsu appears later, in the guise of Lilith.
In early Hebraic writings, Lilith took the form of a winged demon with the body of a woman with owl-like talons for feet. She was reported to be the first wife of Adam (before Eve was created). Lilith was formed of the same earth from which Adam was created, therefore she considered herself his equal. That being the case, Lilith refused to be submissive. She was subsequently banished from God’s presence to the demon realm. Lilith’s offspring were damned to become demons with Lilith taking the title of “Mother of Demons.”

giventome_kali_2Followers of Lilith believe that the scripture Isaiah 34:14 is a reference to her: “The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.”

Who is Sekhmet in Mythology?

From Lyn Gibson’s web page: Sekhmet – Egyptian Vampire QueenAccording to writings found in the tomb of Seti, Sekhmet was said to be the daughter of Ra, An ancient legend tells of the end of Ra’s rule on earth. Ra sends Sekhmet to destroy all humans that had conspired against him. The legend states that Sekhmet’s blood lust had not been sated by the end of the battle, her thirst drove her to nearly destroying the human race. Ra poured out beer laced with red ochre so that it would appear as blood. Sekhmet drank the laced beer and became so drunk that she abandoned her murderous spree peacefully and returned to Ra. After this Ra would refer to her as “The one who comes in peace” naming a holiday in her honor, “The Festival of intoxication”. Sekhmet would now also be known as the protector of the undead, a ruler of the underworld.

giventome_kali_6And finally, who is Kali in mythology?

From the Ancient History Encyclopedia: Kali

Kali’s name derives from the Sanskrit meaning ‘she who is black’ or ‘she who is death’, but she is also known as Chaturbhuja Kali, Chinnamastā, or Kashia. As an embodiment of time Kali devours all things, she is irresistibly attractive to mortals and gods, and can also represent (particularly in later traditions) the benevolence of a mother goddess. Kali’s name derives from the Sanskrit meaning ‘she who is black’ or ‘she who is death’.

giventome_kali_aThe goddess is particularly worshipped in eastern and southern India and specifically in Assam, Kerala, Kashmir, Bengal, – where she is now worshipped in the yearly festival of Kali Puja held on the night of a new moon – and in the Kalighat Temple in the city of Calcutta.

for your viewing pleasure:
_001_ -_002_ Two pages from Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter #4 featuring the ritual to resurrect Kali and the arrival of Lilith; art by Scott Story.
_003_-_006_ Actress Ashley Kroft will portray Lilith.
_007_Actress Michelle Yeager will portray Palti
_008_Actress Michelle Yeager on the set.
_009_ actresses Jasmine Yampierre and Jackie Pitts who will portray Sekhmet and Kate Bryant.

find the novel here: Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis (Karl Vincent Chronicles Book 1)


About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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