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Originally posted by Kantzveldt
There are scattered referances in Sumerian/Mesopotamian literature to seven vampiric Demons, the Gallu, the tradition for this would appear to date back to at least the 3rd Millenia BC, and seems to suggest a most intriguing background, in which the primordial rulers of the cosmos were overthrown and remained ever vengeful within the Netherworld were they had been consigned.
We see this slavery again in our origins; being of the Blood of Kingu, the great Adversary and husband/son of Tiamat, the gods so hated his power that they used his blood to create humans, the slaves of the gods. Enlil in the myth of Atar-hasis shows that the blood and genetic inheritance of Kingu lived on in humans, making early ones noisy and disturbing the sleep of Enlil, much like he and the others gods did to Absu and Tiamat. Enlil, enraged created the flood to destroy humanity and so he could more easily keep survivors in check.
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by blahxd67
Well, there certainly is pop-culture following! "Twilight" series anyone? "The Vampire Diaries", Buffy the Vampire","True Blood" Anne Rice?
For the life of me, I don't understand the attraction!
Originally posted by blahxd67
reply to post by randyvs
Are you suggesting that these gods are real?