posted on Apr, 26 2020 @ 09:52 PM
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"A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, Haitian Creole: zonbi) is a fictional undead being created through the reanimation of a corpse. Zombies are most
commonly found in horror and fantasy genre works. The term comes from Haitian folklore, in which a zombie is a dead body reanimated through various
methods, most commonly magic. Modern depictions of the reanimation of the dead do not necessarily involve magic but often invoke science fictional
methods such as carriers, radiation, mental diseases, vectors, pathogens, parasites, scientific accidents, etc.
The English word "zombie" was first recorded in 1819, in a history of Brazil by the poet Robert Southey, in the form of "zombi". The Oxford English
Dictionary gives the word's origin as West African and compares it to the Kongo words nzambi (god) and zumbi (fetish). A Kimbundu-to-Portuguese
dictionary from 1903 defines the related word nzumbi as soul, while a later Kimbundu–Portuguese dictionary defines it as being a "spirit that is
supposed to wander the earth to torment the living".
One of the first books to expose Western culture to the concept of the voodoo zombie was The Magic Island (1929) by W. B. Seabrook. This is the
sensationalized account of a narrator who encounters voodoo cults in Haiti and their resurrected thralls. Time commented that the book "introduced
'zombi' into U.S. speech". Zombies have a complex literary heritage, with antecedents ranging from Richard Matheson and H. P. Lovecraft to Mary
Shelley's Frankenstein drawing on European folklore of the undead. Victor Halperin directed White Zombie (1932), a horror film starring Bela Lugosi.
Here zombies are depicted as mindless, unthinking henchmen under the spell of an evil magician. Zombies, often still using this voodoo-inspired
rationale, were initially uncommon in cinema, but their appearances continued sporadically through the 1930s to the 1960s, with films including I
Walked with a Zombie (1943) and Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).
A new version of the zombie, inspired by, but distinct from, that described in Haitian folklore, emerged in popular culture during the latter half of
the 20th century. This interpretation of the zombie is drawn largely from George A. Romero's film Night of the Living Dead
So you can see we are dealing with a new age type "Zombie Apocalypse" -
- The modern twist being the turninng of normal healthy people into the zombie like undead by using fear and
Yes, Covic 19 is real BUT the way 'they' are playing it 'might be' fantasy
- A fantasy that might be worse than the the disease
edit on 26-4-2020 by AlienView because: (no reason given)
26-4-2020 by AlienView because: (no reason given)