Returning from real-life "madness" to "reel-life," it is rewarding to survey some of the fictional mad scientists of the movies. Perhaps the most well known of all is the eminent Dr. Jekyll, famous, like others who could be mentioned, for his drug problem. Unlike Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll's step beyond bounds is to create a monster from within himself. John Lilly, in the nonfictional book The Scientist, describes incidents involving the drug Ketamine (situations reminiscent also of the movie Altered States ) in which dangerous, primitive, primate psychological "programs" were activated by drugs that may have been handled without enough care. 5
Ella Clark includes in her collection three other Crater Lake myths, attributed to Klamath sources. In “The Origin of Crater Lake” (Clark 1953:53-55) describes a battle between the Chief of the Below World and the Chief of the Above World. The opening to the underworld was found in a vast mountain (“the high mountain that used to be”). In a development recalling the myth of Hades and Persephone, the Chief of the Below World falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a Klamath chief. She spurns him, and in revenge the Chief of the Below World tries to destroy the Klamath with fire. However, the Chief of the Above World pities the humans, and does battle with his underworld counterpart. Amid vast explosions and fire the Chief of the Below World is driven underground, and the mountain collapses upon him, creating Crater Lake.