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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, Β 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 hisΒ 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.

115 Responses

  1. Vampires aren’t the most popular of famous. But werewolves are. Look at the vampire and werewolf pictures and see who looks stronger.

    Thank you

  2. Vampires suck they are stupid but werewolves are the best and cool seriously look at the pictures of werewolves and you will love them πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  3. Werewolves are the best πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. sakina says:

    Werewolves are the best πŸ™‚

  5. jamie says:

    Werewolves are the best πŸ™‚

  6. Mary says:

    i do not pick favorites

  7. Nicklaus says:

    @jamie, sakina, Lilita Sokolova, Amin Sokolov: How are you so certain that Vampyrs are not popular. They are supposedly the ones who have beauty beyond compare and can entrance you. More stories are written by them. There may be pictures of werewolves or lycanthropes that look cool, but vampyrs are usually defended before any werewolf or lycanthrope. We are usually the ones everyone goes running from.
    I am not picking sides either but these are things that looked at most. A movie with lets say 5 werewolves and 1 vampyr is out, it will not be called a werewolf movie it will be called a vampyr movie. But if their are only werewolves, which is rare to begin with it will have the name werewolf movie or even monster movie when talked about.

  8. Drake says:

    werewolves are awesome whoever says they suck must be bitten by a werewolf

  9. Gabriel says:

    @Drake: I’ll acknowledge this out of boredom. Were you implying they should become a werewolf or just be bitten by one because you cant become one through bite and unless the person has absolutely no control they aren’t going to bite someone majorly, especially without being provoked.

  10. nightwolf says:

    @drake: but biting doesnt do anything…besides hurt alot and make your gf sad and sorry that she bit you :/….other than that it does nothing

  11. Vampire and Werewolve says:

    I love them both really lol but i study more about werewolves then i do with vampires

  12. Titan says:

    Heh heh this is funny seeing such squabble. Guys seriously, i’m a werewolf and I am not fond of vampires but I ain’t CALLING THEM OUT!

  13. Elsa says:

    im there with ya buddy. warwolfs are beast, no one can denie that. i would idefinetly be a ware wolf over a vampire if i could. warewolfs all the way!

  14. DESIRE says:

    @Nicklaus: I FIND THAT BOTH THE VAMPIRE AND THE WEREWOLF ARE VERY INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL . THE IDEA OF THEM IN ITSELF IS SIMPLY AMAZING . I ALSO BELIEVE IN THEIR BEING , AND THAT BOTH STILL EXIST TODAY. SOMEDAY ID LOVE A CHANCE TO TALK WITH OR HANG OUT WITH THEM . IT WOULD BE SO NICE TO DISCOVER THAT MY BELIEF IS RIGHT . I STRONGLY FEEL THAT THE WORLD HAS COMPLETELY BLOWN THE FACTS AND THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM AND THE WAYS OF THEIR OWN FAR, FAR , OUT OF WHACK. I’M WILLING TO BET THAT WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE PLEASANT COMPANY, OR SERIOUSLY MEAN, I HONESTLY DON’T THINK THAT THEY ARE AT ALL AS BAD AS HOW THE MOVIES AND STORY TELLERS HAVE MADE THEM OUT TO BE . I COULD BE WRONG BUT I BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE AND MAYBE ILL NEVER KNOW FOR SURE AND THAT’S OKAY TOO.

  15. Gabriel says:

    @DESIRE: Your caps key stuck? And the only thing you get out of meeting one is a possibly interesting, or crushingly boring back story. Either way don’t expect too much whimsy, not enough goes on for them to abandon a normal life lol.

  16. Ashlene says:

    How r u guys so sure they (vampires and werewolfs) exist,I believe all fiction has a bit of fact but there’s no proof they real and if they were wouldn’t have to kill humans… they would be predators after all

  17. blood angel says:

    Vampires (me and many others) are not as “bad” as you think. My BF excepted my “problem” as soon as i told him because he knew that i wasn’t “evil” and I’m not a “monster”. He taught me how to control myself and also forbade me from mentioning anything bad. I am not evil. I’ve never killed. I’ve never abused. I couldn’t. I care too much.

  18. nightwolf says:

    @blood angel: i believe you…well that fact that vamps arent all bad…my friend and his wife are vamps…though they never said it was a “problem”…i dont know i think its cool anyhow…try talking on chat its been dead lately but thats were most people go

  19. I know blood angel we aren’t all that bad u may know us as monsters but were just like normal people isn’t that right blood angel

  20. Jackyln says:

    Ashlene first off vampires don’t go around telling people if they are or aren’t who they really are. And they don’t eat people like most humans would love to think. And blood angel I’M glade you are….learning and please to keep vampire save from “vampire hunters” don’t tell anyone you can’t TRUST what you really are

  21. Jackyln says:

    Blood Angel I’M thinking of doing up a site for Vampires and one for werewolves
    Email me and or anyone else that wants me to feel free to email me. It’s not going to be a big site just one where we can talk open and freely.I’M hoping to make a 2D site so I Am going to school for that so down the road I can and such. And if there is anyone that knows how to make codes/redo codes/etc email me and we’ll talk.

    [email protected] is my sister email but I’ll still get it her name is
    Ace

    mine Jackyln

  22. Gabriel says:

    @Jackyln: Don’t attempt to make a site, firstly because of run-on sentences, and second because idk how accurate your information is. Only a psychopath would kill another human being under the reasoning “they said they were a vampire” And as a bonus third reason, conversation is open here, the site is already made for people to talk on posts and in chat.

  23. Jackyln says:

    @Gabriel:
    True to that they do and,more then you know Gabriel and I didn’t mean it like that and I know it is I was just saying Vampires like to keep things between them. I was just saying she watch who she tells not everyone likes vampires and such. I know it’s a tv show but there are people out there that’s a Vampire hunter. Just trying to keep Vampires/werewolves safe is all πŸ™‚

  24. Gabriel says:

    @Jackyln: How old are you? Your grammar and spelling dictates you being around ten. Never mind, doesn’t matter. So tell me, since when did it become so easy to get away with /\/\urder? And I guess mass /\/\urder, if it’s as simple as stating you’re a vampire or werewolf and listing a few symptoms. I mean that’s a GOOD portion of the internet.

    Mind the slashes and back-slashes, I know that word gets moderated a lot.

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