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Vampire by Black Raven


Evil Slavic and Eastern European mythic creature believed to be dead, yet animated and capable of making others into vampires.

  - The Encyclopedia of World Mythology ed. Arthur Cotterell

What is a Vampire? by [Lexi. Short and Sweet!]
ECM Vampire Text First place winner

Note: The ECM Vampire Contest Sessions have been created to try to improve and extend the information here.

     Vampires are well known throughout our world and the fantasy and horror genres as evil bloodsuckers, murderers and seductive undead humans, changed into this unliving form.

     A vampire is created after a person is bitten by a vampire and their blood is drained. Other myths surrounding the changing from human to vampire include such details as drinking the blood of a vampire, or being born to a vampiric mother. In the fantasy genre, a vampire can be a member of any race. There are vampire humans, elves, gnomes - you name it.

What is Vampirism?

     Vampires are usually pale in appearance, as they cannot survive in sunlight (when they are exposed to sunlight, they will catch flame until they die or reach shadows within a short time). Vampires have fangs for their incisors, which give them their blood-sucking ability. The sucking of blood is a vampire's way of feeding, and usually has some restoring ability on them as well. Vampires always hunger for blood, but do not have to drink it. They can choose to suppress this hunger, or to drink blood from mice, cattle, or pets. Suppressing it for long periods of time requires a great deal of willpower however. Some vampires have been noted as having the ability to change into a bat or other similar creature of the night, and some can even take on a fog-like form.

Vampires - Fiction or Reality?
Vlad Tepes vs Dracula, the truth about a myth

Vampire Stories and Writings:
Way of the Vampire (Revised) by [Lizisthebest]
Curse of Life by [Lexi. Short and Sweet!]

     Vampires have been said to have hypnotic abilities, which they mostly use to seduce victims - often of the gender they prefer. A vampire is difficult to kill or destroy in most stories, and are thought to be slain by piercing its heart (often with a wooden stake), or ripping out the heart. Garlic and crucifixes are sometimes said to have an averse effect on vampires. Holy water is thought to best affect vampires, as they are undead and considered a blight against the living.

Vampires in Movies

Vampire Related Creatures

<img100*0:>  Vampire Artwork and Media:

Vampiress by [Jewl]. Acrylics on Canvas.
Second place in the ECM Vampire Art contest.
Vampire Kisses by [Zardra]
Third place in the ECM Vampire Art contest.
[Rasperel] - Second place in ECM Vampire Photo contest. See more Vampire photos.

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See also:
Vampire photo story
Vampire Poetry
For winning vampire poems, see: Vampire Artwork and Media
Vampire_Desc as Vampire Fantasy Race
Undead Races and Undead Clan

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2005-06-19 [keele]: ...where did you find that cocamaimy version of vampires?

2005-06-20 [Angel Dreamer]: depends...which one? (side note: please don't bash a version of a fantasy creature. different lands, different customs, mkay?)

2005-07-15 [Chlorox]: vampires are not fantasy, and draining a persons blood doesn't make them a vampire. they have to drink from the vampires veins to become one, but only after they have been drained to the point of near death.

2005-07-16 [Angel Dreamer]: *rubs her forehead* Chlorox, do you have sources? And this is referring to the creatures of legend, so yes they fall under fantasy.

2005-07-16 [Chlorox]: legends all have truth

2005-10-23 [Czestawa]: I wonder how it even got started, if it wasn't rue at one point in time, like a unicorn.

2006-04-17 [Saiyuki Nano]: chlorox you dont have to drank from the vampire to be a vampire you can be only depends if the vampire wants you to leave its side that the vampire that bite you will let you drank its blood it says in every book.even in the book of the died which i have read 8 times.

2006-04-17 [Chlorox]: they weren't talking about how to become a vampire. they were talking about making a vampire.

2006-04-17 [Chlorox]: and i know modern day vampires. they just don't have extra long fangs and don't burn in sunlight. they get sunburn eaisly but that is about it.

2006-04-29 [Saiyuki Nano]: *smilies* sorry.and well yay that would be true.

2006-04-29 [Saiyuki Nano]: i hate modern day vamps thay think their all that and thay think thay can beat anyone and anybodie.*gets a little angry* i was a elder vamp but i went into hideing.if you dont belive then dont.hay is their anyone hear a vampire?

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