posted on May, 23 2004 @ 05:30 PM
First of all...the first stories of tales of Vampyric action goes all the way back to Egypt . And the legend states that the first
Vampyre(Nosfyrata, which is egyptian for living dragon, or Nosferatu/latin for night-stalker) was Kronias an "immortal", who was said to live
hundreds of years and move all the world. He had 3 sons, Kanus, Linphy, and Horats. The 3 sons hatched a plan to kill the father and drink his blood
to seal the pact they had made. But when the kill had been struck, the sons began fighting for the first drink, and they began to kill each other as
well. The legend/story/myth says that when he(Kronias) arrived in the Underworld, at the same time his sons were fighting, he struck a deal with
Osiris to live forever to make up for the life that was stolen from him. Since Kronias neglected to mention he was already Immortal and would have
revived from his death anyway, Osiris made the deal, to let him live forever, but kept his(Kronias') soul in the underworld as a penance for holding
back all of the truth. Osiris told Kronias that he would have to ingest the blood of the living and youthful in order to stay alive now that his soul
was gone, and in order to help him do that, he gave Kronias "fangs" to help pierce the skin of his victims.
Another myth is that during the 13th or 14th Century, some French Knights went on a crusade. They got stranded in the mountains near Transylvania and
were forced to feed on each others flesh in order to stay alive. In the morning when the Daylight came the 14 remaining Knights battled to the death
in order to keep the secret of what they had done. The winning Knight was so ashamed of what had transpired that he tried to take his own life, he
fell upon his own sword and almost died. But, he did not die, although his soul had left his body, his body did not die. He awoke cursed for his
actions to relive the action of drinking his victims blood, over and over again. The Knight will not walk in sunlight, for fear his actions will be
seen by all.
Now, these are both myths/legends/tales or what have you. But since there are literally hundreds more tales about where Vampyric action/heritage came
from, I think it would be ignorant of us to completely rule out it's existence entirely.