Sex and vampires

Of all the monsters of fiction, the only one primaly associated with sex is the vampire. Throughout the history of vampire lore, gender and sexuality have played an important role in the appearance and behaviors of the vampire. Just as our culture has become secularized and sexualized, the vampire’s religious associations have been replaced primarily … Read more

The Vampire Seduction

People are regularly asked what they found so appealing about the vampire. The answers reveal incredible diversity. Qualities mentioned include: eroticism, immortality, power, victimization, beauty, elegance, romanticism, the supernatural, mystery, and the unknown. Of these, three were mentioned most often, the first of which was sexual attraction. People found the biting and blood-sucking element of … Read more

Vampires in dreams

Looking at the mythology of the vampire, their symbolism seems rather obvious, however there are multiple interpretations that may reflect different situations. As creatures who suck the life force of others to live, a dream vampire may symbolize a situation, person, or relationship that is draining you of energy. A dream vampire may particularly represent … Read more

Dark Ages

The european vampire who appeared in Europe during the dark ages was an explanation for Death. A village suffered from a disease or death or, as is more often the case, a series of deaths. These events were mysterious, in the sense that there were no physical causes known to the villagers that could be … Read more


Perhaps the single most notorious characteristic of the vampire is his penchant for drinking blood. Most dead creatures (ghosts, demons …) in the Indo-European and Semitic world are considered thirsty, not just vampires. While some dead were content with any liquid offered, vampires almost always choose blood. Throughout history the many liquid substances (milk, honey … Read more

Vampire as a political metaphor

Vampire as well as bloodsucker and parasite are terms that are widely used, notably in declarations from various factions of leftists political factions, to describe the greedy and take everything attitude of large multinational corporations. At a Global Dialogue in 1998, Susan George compared MNCs with vampires in old folk legends: Vampires are strong, have … Read more


Christianity is a  blood based religions. Old Testament writers describe blood sacrifices in painstaking details and their New Testament counterparts layer those symbols with theological meanings.  Most medieval representations of the Christ displays blood spuring copiously from Christ’s five wounds, emphasizing the full humanity of Christ. From a biblical perspective, as noted by Stephen Peele … Read more

The Antechrist

Although the association is less clear today, vampires always have been closely associated with religions. In Babylonia, China, Greece, and Egypt, and Christianity, the person likely to become a vampire was one who neglected religious rituals, or broken social taboos. In ancient Egypt, for example, the “ka”, a double which lived in the tomb with … Read more