8x14: trial and error


And you told me yourself that you see a way out. You see a light at the end of this ugly-ass tunnel. I don’t. But I tell you what I do know – it’s that I’m gonna die with a gun in my hand. ‘Cause that’s what I have waiting for me – that’s all I have waiting for me.

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Kevin’s Demon Tablet notes -

The words I can make out are: Dawn, Dusk, Moon, Sun, *, Universe, Stars, Galaxy, Cosmos, *, Sirius, Natural disaster, blow, Obstruct, blockage, closure, stalled, shut, Task, Journey, Burden, Achieve, Trials, Contain, Dark, Human, Earth, Demons, Knowledge, Script, law, chart, Kill, chore, blind, sight, empty, abyss, darkness, evil, depths, Down draft, bag, wall, Fire box, Brick, Constellation, Hell, To, Life, sound, trumpet, hunt, triumph, Hell, dirt, angels, temperature

I find all the celestial stuff very interesting on this considering that this is the Hell tablet rather than the Heaven tablet.  Sirius is also known as the “dog star” and was important in navigation.  It is part of the constellation (another word that appears) Canis Major and is the brightest star in the night sky as well as being part of a binary star system.  In Sanskrit it is known as “hunter”.  It is used as a metaphor for Achilles in “The Iliad”, which is one of the books Sam found on Metatron’s doorstep.

Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion’s Dog they call it, brightest
Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.

Peoples around the globe including the people of China and Native Americans refer to Sirius as “star of the celestial wolf”, “dog-face”, “wolf star”, “coyote star”,  and “moon dog”.  The Cherokee paired it with Antares as a dog-star guardian of the “path of souls”.  (There’s lots more, too, if you want to read the Sirius link above.) 

The words “blind” and “sight” intrigue me since Metatron’s books also included “Blindness” and “Seeing”.  (Don’t forget who wrote the tablet.)

We’ve seen little pictures of what appears to be Gabriel’s Trumpet in season nine as well.

And then there are a lot of words that make sense considering that we’re talking about Hell, demons and damnation.

All in all, I think these individual words are very interesting when we think of all the dog references made with respect to Dean, hunting, moon references, coyote as a trickster, all the blindness and seeing references we’ve seen in season nine, and the big telescope in the bunker that I can’t stop talking about.