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A brief introduction of Vampires

Perhaps one of the most famous legends of them all, The Vampire.

The Vampire has played a part of peoples lives since as early as the first century. Originating in the European culture of the Slavic; creating the doorway for the mythology to spread to the greeks and eventually throughout Europe.

Interestingly enough, Mexico,  without any influence from the Europeans and before any first know contact by the Spanish in the 1500’s were known to have their own version of the Vampire. In Mayan the Vampire was called Camazotz.

“In Mayan lore, the Camazotz is a monstrous mix of a human male body with a head of a bat that may have developed its origins from the vampire bats of South America. The Camazotz personifies death and sacrifice, and people greatly fear the caves that are thought to be his lair.” -Karg.

Perhaps this Mayan encounters with the Vampire bats lead to tales, and the tales lead to legends. And traveling with the legends of the Mayan encounters with the Vampire bats lead to the modern association of the Bat and the Vampire.

It was not until the 1800’s that writers took the legend and began to create and elaborate on the elusive Vampire. Then, in the 1900’s the world took the words of many tales and lores and created ever lasting images in the minds of everyday people by putting them on the big screen. Vampire movies were born.

References

Karg, Barb, Arejean Spaite, and Rick Sutherland. The Everything Vampire Book. Massachusetts: Adams Media, 2009.

119 Responses

  1. Gabriel says:

    @Jackyln: Since, as expected, my last comment was moderated (a word involving taking another’s life) so i’ll sum it up. You cannot get away with *ahem* “Taking people out” (avoiding moderation) on that large of a scale. And if you could, people would probably be a bit more wary than they should be about stating identity on the internet, and supposed “protection” would not be necessary. For example, Lee Ann is a vampire (or something, I don’t think its been brought up in awhile) and is very logical. So not only has she stated what she is, but it’s very hard to argue. So why is she not gone?

  2. Gabriel says:

    Ohhhh there’s my comment. I was wondering where the moderation message went…

  3. Lycanhope says:

    God this is entertaining to watch unfold. It’s like a slow train crash.

  4. Attel21 says:

    I like going back, reading the comments and see some of these people no nothing of what they are saying.

  5. Lycanhope says:

    @Attel21: It is highly entertaining.

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  6. Attel21 says:

    Oop just re read my last pose wrong no I ment know

  7. blood angel says:

    You guys don’t believe me, do you? *sighs* I get it. It takes a lot of careful observation to know who is telling the truth but you don’t have a chance if you don’t know what you are looking for. Trust me.

  8. Ella says:

    I wanted to know more about the history of the vampire. I would like to know more about the history behind it and why they arent as popular any more.

  9. irishvamp40 says:

    *sighs* there are only 200 parasoninian vampires left (one including me) I wish that info was on here…

  10. Alpha says:

    Irishvamp40, how do you know there are only 200 left, dose your kind get togeatehr and have meetings? How do you know that some dont want to be found.

  11. Lilith Jane Black says:

    I guess You have another vampire here

  12. Lillith Jane Black says:

    the time is wrong

  13. Lillith Jane Black says:

    whats funny is I accidently spelt my name wrong

  14. Lillith Jane Black says:

    not really funny but…

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  16. Evaluna says:

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  17. Night wolf says:

    I dont get it

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