With the upcoming release of “Noah” starring Russell Crowe, I felt obliged to share the “other side” of the story!
I’ve written before in reference to the book of Enoch, don’t bother looking, you won’t find it in today’s standard Bible. How ironic that the writings by one of the 3 mortals that God chose to bring into heaven without subjecting to death were found unworthy of remaining within the Bible. Perhaps King James found Enochs’ work too controversial for mankind………
Enoch wrote in great detail about the Nephilim. For those of you that are new to my blog, the Nephilim were the offspring of angels that defied God by lying with the daughters of man here on Earth. It is my belief, along with many others, that such a union between Lilith and one of these rogue angels resulted in creation of the Vampire race. (For more information on Lilith and the Nephilim, search my past blogs).
As the Nephilim took women of their own, their offspring were born both divine and mortal; existing partly between both worlds. This new hybrid race became leaders of men as they were enlightened by forbidden knowledge and immortal strength. The Nephilim shared their knowledge with mankind teaching them proficient gardening including irrigation, design and construction of the most majestic temples and palaces, some which still endure to this day and instructed man in the utilization of herbs and elements for healing purposes. Mankind was becoming proficient in areas which had never been intended for them, God was becoming angered. God saw that man was no longer spreading blood upon his alters, instead the blood was being utilized for mankind’s own benefit. God saw that man was piercing the mysteries of the heavens and he saw their great weapons of war; God decided that the Earth must be cleansed of the Nephilim and their seed. The Nephilim had so intertwined themselves the children of men that nearly none remained that had not been tainted.
God realized the level of event required in order to extinguish the race and then determined to bring a great flood across the earth. The Heavenly hosts did not want to see all of mankind perish, therefor they would petition God to allow them to seek out one clean bloodline to survive the flood, a bloodline that had not been tainted by the Nephilim that had not partaken of the blood of others and that continued the old traditions of sacrificing blood offerings to the Gods. God agreed that if such a household existed their blood line would be spared.
The heavenly host descended upon the earth in search of a pure bloodline, after some time Noah was discovered. Noah was given instruction to gather his children who would join together to build the ark and prepare for the flood. As the last of the animals were being escorted onto the ark, Noah’s daughters plead with him to allow their husbands to join them, Noah agreed. The husbands of Noah’s daughters were indeed tainted with the blood of the Nephilim. Though the blood of the Nephilim did carry on, God did successfully destroy the Nephilim race, their ways and their arts were long lost beneath the waters of Noah’s Flood.
Irish legend dubs Abhartach as an ancient ruler of a small kingdom from the 5th or 6th century. During this time period in an area known as Glenuilin (glen of the eagle) comprised of several kingdoms with their own ruler. This area has been well documented through history and many indications of their existence still remain in the country sides.
Abhartach was recorded as being dwarf like in nature but was revered as a powerful magician and a tyrant monarch. Hated by his subjects, they plotted his demise. Too fearful of his powerful magic to attempt the deed themselves they recruited a chieftain from a neighboring village named Cathrain to execute the task for them.
Happy to oblige, Cathrain quickly rose to the deed and Abhartach was murdered and buried, but not for long. An angry Abhartach returned the next day demanding blood from each of his subjects…
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We all know that each continent has it’s own unique history when it comes to legends of the undead. Many legends, especially those that originate in Mesopotamia, are thousands of years old. What havoc the undead must have wreaked upon the land for their legends to endure until this day! Centuries have passed and history has added many locales that are rich in Vampire history. Below are some well known Vampire havens, planned future destinations for your’ truly!
These “mass ossuaries” were created in the 18th century as a response to the overwhelming outbreak of plague. The State Council ordered all bones to be excavated from Paris cemeteries in order to relocate them underground within the limestone caverns beneath the city. The process began in 1786 and continued throughout 1814. The Catacombs are home to over 6 million bodies and as legend would have it, an occasional vampire clan. What more perfect surroundings for an elder as many of the bodies are affixed in ornate fashions; creating a breathtaking tapestry of death!
Open by appointment only, a party of 10 may be guided through the museum. Crammed with artifacts and all other manner of objects related to vampire legends, owner Jaques Sirgent has a vast knowledge of Vampire history and will answer the darkest of vampire queries that can be conjured.
The 13th century ruins of the Whitby Abbey were the backdrop for Bram Stoker’s, “Dracula” and for that there is a reason. In 1885 a Russian Schooner, The Demeter war run aground by a wild storm in Whitby harbor; the entire crew including the captain were found dead. The instant that the Demeter had run aground, a large black dog was seen running toward the Abbey. The dog, a form that the vampire can take on at will, brought ill fate onto the Abbey as several of the staff became unaccounted for in the following days; and Bram Stoker’s Dracula was born!
Bran Castle is widely believed to be the home of Vlad the Impaler, or as Stoker referred to as “King Dracula”. Vlad, needing no further introduction to a Vampire fanatic, has left a large imprint on the Romanian countryside. For further details into Vlad’s bloody reign both living and undead, search my past blogs for “What I didn’t know about Vlad Tepes”.
A place near and dear to me! This tourism hot spot has been known as haven to Vampires since the first cobblestone streets were laid. The Vampire culture is still quite prevalent throughout the New Orleans area. Many legends still exist, and recent rumors still circulate amongst the locals. For a deeper look into some of New Orleans most famous Vampire legends search my past blogs for “New Orleans”.
Amongst the beloved and elite of New Orleans lies the crypt of a Vampire, only a handful of the locals can identify the correct plot where he lies. I believe that this vampire is named in one of my past blogs on new Orleans vampire legends, but that is strictly my opinion (wink, wink!). Though the permanent residents of Lafayette Cemetery are quite dead, locals say that the sometimes gaping tombs offer haven to vampires from time to time.
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The Vjesci, also known as the Vjeszczi or Vjescey, is a Vampire from Polish folklore. Much like the European Vampire, The Vjesci retained their mortal characteristics and blended well within society. Legends indicate that humans were destined to become Vjesci at birth if born with teeth or a more common condition, ‘cradle cap”. If the child was born with a cap, the mother could protect the child by drying the cradle cap, grinding it into a fine dust and retaining it until the child’s 7th birthday; when she would feed it to him to ward off curse.
The Vjesci have many common ties with Vampire legends from other cultures; They are undead, they awaken at midnight and they feed on humans. It is said that in order to detain the Vjesci, Villagers would throw a net into his coffin as he could not rise until untying all of the knots. Another simple method was to scatter pebbles or seeds around the coffin and the ground surrounding the grave, as the vampire would have to count each individual seed or pebble before moving away from his grave site. Some families would bury their loved ones face down within their coffin in hopes that if they were to turn that they would dig their way further into the ground in an attempt to rise again. One other similarity, death by decapitation. The more pesky of the “arisen” were exhumed and decapitated, their heads being placed face down between their feet to prevent the beast from rising again.
The majority of Vampire legend in Canada hales from the oldest Polish Settlement in the country. Wilno, settled in 1869 is in the heart of Ottawa Valley and is rich in folklore and legend, so rich in fact that in 1969 Jan Perkowski was employed by the Canadian Centre for Folklore studies to research the legends that originated within the area. A few years later Perkowski would release an 85 page report with findings so scandalous that his report was denounce on the floor of the House of Commons.
One of the more disturbing occurrences within his writings was an old photo of a small grave enclosed by a white picket fence. The photo was captioned that “If a vampire is not destroyed before he is buried, he will rise again and carry off his relatives.” He writes further to explain that this had happened in Wilno adding that the family had to dig the body up and cut it’s head off as it sat up in the coffin.
Within Perkowski’s writings were written statements from over a dozen victims that described their experiences with the Vjesci in great detail. Such sensationalism was created by Perkowski’s report that it was republished in several well known media outlets such as; Psycology Today, The Canadian Magazine and of course The National Enquirer.
For a deeper look into Perkowski’s findings: “Vampires, Dwarves and Witches Among the Ontario Kashub’s”
For a more modern view of Vampire Lore with an erotic yet bloody twist: To be his Soulmate, Volume I of the Adrian Trilogy