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Temple of the Cat

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Released  2000/2001
Length  18:37/25:14
Writer(s)  Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Genre  Progressive rock
Label  Transmission Records
Producer(s)  Arjen Anthony Lucassen

"Temple of the Cat" is the third single by Ayreon, released on 2000, from the album Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer. It was re-released on 2001, containing an acoustic version of the song, and the song, "Nature's Dance", from "the Final Experiment".



This song makes reference to the Mayan civilisation and Maya mythology, taking place circa the 8th century. According to Arjen Lucassen, it speaks especially about the Jaguar Temple and the city of Tikal. Certain samples used on the song come from an authentic Maya festival. Vocals on this song were provided by Jacqueline Govaert.

Arjen has stated that, despite enjoying Jacqueline's vocal work, "Temple of the Cat" is his least favorite Ayreon song.


  • Arjen Lucassen - vocals, guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Synthesizer.
  • Jacqueline Govaert - Vocals
  • Rob Snijders - drums
  • References

    Temple of the Cat Wikipedia

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