reply to post by shadestruck
shadestruck, shadestruck... unfortunately for you, you may be disregarding 'popular culture too much.
twilight is a very interesting movie. and there's nothing wrong with referring to it to support my theories. like other movies out in popular
culture it has some interesting reference points and similarities to other vampire myths. myths and stories (twilight is a story) come from things
people have heard, seen, read about or been influenced by. thats were authors come up with their ideas form. and they have generally also researched
the speed of these creatures is a feature. the one that swims too.
now to bring you back to mythology. the ancient greek gods (many people now believe that the ancient 'gods' who married and bred with human women
and lived in the sky/heaven, were in fact aliens) - and interestingly, greece has a lot of vampire mythology; the ancient greek gods possessed some
interesting 'vampire' charactaristics.
one: speed. Think of achilles, who was a demi god. think of the movie troy - he was FAST. one charactaristic of a half human; half god (god being
alien and maybe also vampire, i am suggesting).
two: swimming ability on a par with superman. zeus the greek god swam the mediterranean, according to myth. with this in mind, you might want to
investigate the bermuda triangle ship sinkings and killings. i thought it was interesting in twilight how victoria is shown to be pretty at home in
the sea. matched up with some correlations i was making elsewhere and interesting to see vampires portrayed as being fast in the ocean too. also
interesting how edward is shown to be able to swim underwater without oxygen. a correlation is just a correlation; wherever you find it. even in
popular culture. enough correlations and you get a theory. it is called obervation.
(back to my blue skinned alien theories, i do note that superman, an alien, is shown with blue skin or 'suit' when using his , superpowers;
otherwise he fits in as a normal human and u wudnt recognise him. just like edward out of twilight.. i also note the superhuman strength aspect).
three: shapeshifting. dracula known to shapeshift into a bat or wolf. well, the skinwalker creature of american legend also shapeshifts. so did the
greek god zeus, who regularly turned into a bull, swan, eagle and other animals, usually for nefarious purposes.
now for a correlation between religion: the angels or shining ones who glowed and popular culture - the sparkly vampire.
but really, if you're looking for PROOF of the existance of vampires in history and their reality; the best thing you can do is start looking at the
religious symbology of EVERY culture just about and stories.
then you can try to explain away why EVERY religion just about and culture; creates depictions of fanged humanoids - referred to as demons or devils
or gods usually.
oni in japan - fanged devil/demon masks.
on the huanca del sol - in peru - there is a picture of a fanged sun god.
in mexico there are masks with fangs.
in colombia there is a park with statues of humans with fangs - they are supposed to be 'demon gods'. interestingly this culture practiced
ceasareans and advanced medicine apparantly. ( ceasareans??? ala twilight again, if i might note a correlation).
the devil and demon masks of europe and the mediterranean used to show fanged humans but not so common anymore. the stories remain however.
the fanged demons that guard the temples of thailand. (blue /green skin i mgiht add).
in mexico people used to file their teeth into sharp points and attach fake 'fangs'. in imitation of what? i might ask? also given all the human
sacrifice that took place there.
in bhutan there are fanged humans painted on temple walls and they adorn the dresses and masks of dancers.
the whole world is SATURATED with depictions of fanged humans. wakey wakeyies, snow flakies...
yes, im afraid, they may very well be the real deal.