Vampires were highly respected in the Ancient Egyptian society, many of them having become rulers. The ancient vampire having a pure blood line, were a fierce and powerful breed and were regarded as Gods in these times.
One of the most revered vampires from this era was Osiris. He and his brother Set, born unto vampire, were abandoned by their parents. Set and Osiris were raised by a family that practiced the dark arts. The surrogate parents and their daughters, Isis and Nephtus, trained the two brothers well in the arts. Osiris would become king and marry Isis. He would use his knowledge of the arts and his power as a Vampire to teach his people how to work the land. Egypt was on it’s way to becoming the legendary metropolis that it was it that time. As Egypt continued to grow in wealth and population Set became jealous of Osiris and his stature throughout the land. Set continued to nurse his rage and began to feed on humans, building an army of minions to help him overthrow Osiris so that he may take the throne. When the time came, Set and his children murdered Osiris, immediately promoting himself as Pharaoh.
Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris was associated with a powerful sorcerer known at that time as Ra. Enraged by the actions of his uncle, Horus went to the sorcerer and had him place a curse on Set and his children; They would never walk in the daylight again lest they be destroyed. In the meanwhile, Isis in her grief, had been vigilantly searching for a way to bring Osiris back from the dead. Having turned to the book of the dead, she found success and retrieved Osiris from the netherworld but could not break the ties as he was now forever bound to the world of the dead. Legend states that this is when Osiris earned the title “Lord of the Underworld” later to be known as Hades.
Osiris or Hades, having ties to the underworld would allow for his bloodline to have access to knowledge and abilities that were unobtainable by humans. It is suggested that this is when the inherited traits of psychic and telekinetic abilities were obtained throughout the Vampire race.
Lilith was said to have been the first mate to Adam, created by God from the dust of the earth, just as Adam. Because of this, she saw herself as his equal, Adam failed to see things the same way. After years of struggling between each other Lilith put and end to their marriage by refusing to submit to him and fleeing the Garden of Eden. Lilith came to live by the sea where God had previously cast down 199 angels that had gone against his commands, namely having relations with mortal females; thus fathering the Nephilim. The Nephilim have left in their wake a broad imprint in ancient documents, to include the modern day Bible. Known to have been giants that possessed unnatural abilities and knowledge, the Nephilim would later be tagged as Gods, and vampires.
Adam, after having calmed from their their argument began to realize that Lilith would not be returning to him. He shouted to God above him, “What am I to do now, I have no mate!” God looked down to Adam and pitied him. God then sent Gabriel with a handful of other Angels to retrieve Lilith and return her to Adam. When She refused, she was offered and ultimatum. In order to remain a free woman, Lilith would have to watch 100 of her children die every day. She accepted the ultimatum, but added terms of her own. For any male child born she would have dominion over him for 8 days, for every female, 20 days. Gabriel accepted her terms upon consulting with God and left Lilith standing in the center of the sea. God once again took pity on Adam and caused him to fall into a deep sleep when he would remove a rib and form Eve, his second mate.
By this point, Lilith had certainly established herself as the mother of demons, as noted in both the Book of Enoch and the Alphabet of Ben Sirach. Lilith, as a unique creation of God possessed certain attributes that her descendant did not. Having mated the downcast Angels, also unique creations that had retained their immortal lives and unnatural abilities, Lilith was certainly the mother of a superior race of beings. Inclinations of both Lilith and her offspring being known as blood drinkers exist in many ancient documents. Lilith was said to feed on infants. The Nephilim that she bore have also earned the reputations of being blood thirsty Gods.
Though the stories of Lilith and the Nephilim predate the Egyptian empire, many forms of documentation have been found in temple ruins where ancient Egypt once stood. Amulets, statues, jewelry, text and paintings all depict Lilith as a bloodthirsty and vengeful God. So, with all of this information in mind, does one form the opinion that Lilith could be the originator of the Vampire blood line. I caution you to ponder the legend and not form your final opinion until having read all of the theories of creation, as all of them have very valid roots and many forms of documentation that remains until this day.
Both the modern day Bible and the Quran identify Cain as the first son born of Adam and Eve, his brother Abel being the second. Cain was said that have been a cultivator of the land while Abel was a shepherd. One evening Cain selected the finest of his harvest to present to God the Father as an offering. Abel also presented an offering, comprised of the finest calf of his flock and other choice cuts of meat from fatted calves among his herd. God found favor in Abel’s offering and showered praise down upon him, while no praise was given to Cain.
Cain grew jealous of Abel. One day as he and his brother walked out into the fields, Cain murdered his brother with his bare hands. The Earth below swallowed his blood and immediately called out to God, notifying the Father of Abel’s death. After this God said unto Cain, “Where is thou brother Abel?” to which Cain replied, “I do not know: Am I my brothers’ keeper?” After this God said to Cain “What hast thou done?” “The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth out to me from the ground” At this God place a curse upon Cain. No longer would the soil of the earth yield healthy crops for him and he would walk the earth as a fugitive and a vagabond. The Hebrew legend states that the ground trembled as Cain received the curse, indicatory of tremors that Cain may have suffered while receiving a mark from God for his sin. In this mark God made and oath that Cain would wander the earth aimlessly and that Cain would have divine protection against premature death, no man could kill Cain.
This is only the beginning of Cain’s tale, though little more mention was made of him in the traditional Bible, other than his acts. From here Cain began to wander the earth until he met up with Lilith. There are two conflicting stories of where the encounter took place; The first states that they met as the Red Sea, the second states that they met while Cain wandered the land of Nod. Lilith sees that he is cold and hungry and welcomes him as she identifies herself as the first wife of Adam. After staying with her for some time, the two of them become lovers. Cain begins to realize that Lilith has powers and magic that he too would like to possess. Lilith hesitates but creates an Awakening Ceremony where she opens herself with a knife and bleeds into a bowl. She gives the bowl to Cain and orders him to drink of her blood. After Cain partakes in her blood he is visited by three angels, each offering an opportunity for him to repent of the murder of his brother. Cain rebukes each opportunity and with each rejection he is cursed. The first curse being a weakness to fire, the second, vulnerability to sunlight and the third would implant a beast like urge within him that would only be quelled by the taste of blood.
Time passed and Cain came to master his new abilities, as he grew stronger he again yearned to wander the earth, thus leaving Lilith behind. Cain was said to have eventually settled in a small agricultural community known as Ubar, inhabited by the children of Seth and ruled by their Kink Enoch; it was here that Cain would become known as the Dark Father.
The villagers were aware of Cain and were familiar with his mark, a short time passed before they began to worship him as they marveled at his powers, King Enoch would relinquish his thrown to Cain who would now rule over the city. A legend exists within the legend: One evening Cain was watching two young lovers amongst his court. So touched by the affections between the two of them, he decided to share his gift of immortality so that they could be in love always. The couple surrendered to his wishes but once they discovered that they could not bare children they became distraught and walked into the sun, thus ending their immortal life and love. Cain was so heartbroken by their actions that he forbade the mention of their names, thus wiping them from history. The former King, Enoch, had begged Cain to introduce him to his powers for decades, now upon his grief of the death of the young lovers, Cain was reluctant to oblige, but the raging beast within him longed for the companionship of others like him. Constant attempts made by Enoch would eventually win Cain over. Cain, in honor of his new vampiric son, declared Ubar to become known as the city of Enoch. Time passed and Enoch began to desire kindred brethren of his own, Cain obliged and created several sons. These sons became leaders of armies, farmers of the land and inventors of great creations. The city of Enoch became a great empire boasting some of the finest crops and modern technologies of it’s time until being destroyed by the great flood.
So, now we have examined both the Lilith and Cain theories, as the commercials say, “But wait! there’s more!” Next we will examine the Judas Theory!
Sekhmet was know in ancient Egypt as a fierce warrior goddess, the healer, the hunter and the protector of the Pharaohs. Her following was so dominant throughout the land that the Pharaoh Amenhemhat I moved the capital of Egypt to Itjtawy. Itjtawy would erect an enormous temple in the name of Sekhmet where various holidays, rituals and daily sacrifices would be held in her honor. The city was said to have had thousands of statues erected in her honor as well over 700 in one funerary temple alone.
According to writings found in the tomb of Seti, Sekhmet was said to be the daughter of Ra, An ancient legend tells of the end of Ra’s rule on earth. Ra sends Sekhmet to destroy all humans that had conspired against him. The legend states that Sekhmet’s blood lust had not been sated by the end of the battle, her thirst drove her to nearly destroying the human race. Ra poured out beer laced with red ochre so that it would appear as blood. Sekhmet drank the laced beer and became so drunk that she abandoned her murderous spree peacefully and returned to Ra. After this Ra would refer to her as “The one who comes in peace” naming a holiday in her honor, “The Festival of intoxication”. Sekhmet would now also be known as the protector of the undead, a ruler of the underworld.
Both the living and the undead sought her affections and would vie for the position of initiate at her temple. Candidates were tested brutally, they would endure the ritual of death while facing the demons that awaited them in the underworld. Those that did not succeed in overcoming their fears, if they survived, were disqualified. Those that were successful moved on to become Sekhmet’s priests and priestesses which were considered extremely powerful. Sekhmet’s clergy were known to posses great powers as both physicians and practitioners of the dark arts, having the ability to command and destroy demons.
Egyptian demons were separated into two groups, one that served Sekhmet and the other that were of the underworld. Sekhmets’ demons were dispatched upon the land as avengers of those guilty of wrong doing, with them they would bring disease, chaos and pestilence to punish the evil doers.