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  Vampire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vampires are mythological or folkloric creatures, typically held to be the re-animated corpses of human beings and said to subsist on human and/or animal blood (hematophagy).
Vampires are said to mainly bite the victim's neck, extracting the blood from the carotid artery.
A vampire in the grave could be discerned by holes in the earth, an undecomposed corpse with a red face, or having one foot in the corner of the coffin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vampire   (4856 words)

Vampires could also be made in a variety of ways: a child born under certain omens, a cat or other animal jumping over a dead body, someone who committed suicide, and practising witchcraft are some activities thought to be the cause of vampirism.
Among other superstitions, vampires were supposed to need to return to the earth from their homeland each night, could not cross running water, could not see their reflection in a mirror, could not enter a place uninvited, and could not tolerate the symbol of the Christian crucifix.
Other superstitions told that a vampire could be destroyed by touching it with a crucifix, drenching it in holy water and garlic, stealing his left sock, filling it with stones and throwing it in a river, or using a "dhampir", or a vampire's child.
www.pantheon.org /articles/v/vampire.html   (1180 words)

 Mythology of the Vampire
The vampire is related to the ancient fertility myths, both by the original fertility significance held by the serpent, and the vampire's own cycled characteristics of life: his sleep patterns, his return from the dead, and his revitalization through nourishment and intercourse with the living.
Another major "vector" contributing to the modern concept of the vampire was primitive man's association of the vampire with the serpent's attributes as a fertility symbol and later as a representation of evil.
The vampire attacks were always considered an epidemic because anyone killed by a vampire became one, and the numbers increased in a rapid mathematical progression as did the victims of a plague.
members.tripod.com /~Kekrops/Mythology_Vampire.html   (5792 words)

 Vampire (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A vampire is an undead monster from the legends of various cultures and often featured in fiction.
Vampire lifestyle, for people who believe themselves to be vampires, or who like pretending to be vampires for fun
Vampire was the slang name for the Australian field base hospital in the Vietnam War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vampire_(disambiguation)   (351 words)

 Vampire :: d20srd.org
Vampires appear just as they did in life, although their features are often hardened and feral, with the predatory look of wolves.
Vampires command the lesser creatures of the world and once per day can call forth 1d6+1 rat swarms, 1d4+1 bat swarms, or a pack of 3d6 wolves as a standard action.
Vampire sorcerers and wizards retain their class abilities, but if a character has a familiar other than a rat or bat, the link between them is broken, and the familiar shuns its former companion.
www.d20srd.org /srd/monsters/vampire.htm   (2112 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Vampires Work"
According to the predominant mythology, every vampire was once a human, who, after being bitten by a vampire, died and rose from the grave as a monster.
Vampires crave the blood of the living, whom they hunt during the night.
Vampiric shape-shifters go back thousands of years, but the particular connection to vampire bats is fairly recent.
science.howstuffworks.com /vampire1.htm   (431 words)

Vampires could be destroyed by staking, decapitation (the Kashubs placed the head between the feet), burning, repeating the funeral service, holy water on the grave, exorcism.
A vampire in the grave could be told by holes in the earth, an undecomposed corpse with a red face, or having one foot in the corner of the coffin.
This vampire was believed to return and do malicious things and/or suck the blood of a person (usually a relative who had caused their death, or not properly observed the burial ceremonies, or who kept the deceased's possessions instead of destroying them as was proper.)
www.chebucto.ns.ca /~vampire/vhist.html   (2110 words)

The most common variation of the myth portrays the vampire as a dead person who rises from the grave at night to seek his victim from the realm of the sleeping.
This cultural link between vampirism and the quest for immortality seems to have been subordinated in literature and film, where other themes, such as blood for blood's sake, fear for fear's sake, or entrance into the realm of the occult, seem to dominate.
The 15-year-old daughter of the victims is one of the suspects, along with her boyfriend who was described by schoolmates as having boasted of immortality as a vampire.
skepdic.com /vampires.html   (846 words)

 Biogeography of Vampire Bat
Vampire bats are very ordinary looking, weighting about one ounce and with a body the size of an adult’s thumb.
Vampires may have evolved from feeding on the insects and larvae on the wounds of large mammals (Altringham 1996).
The common vampire, Desmodus rotundus, is widespread in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the Americas.
bss.sfsu.edu /geog/bholzman/courses/fall99projects/vampire.htm   (1986 words)

 Vampire Junction Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vampires have, in fiction and folklore, terrified, exhilarated, astounded, amused and entertained people since the beginning of the human race.
In 1047, the first appearance of the written word for vampire, "upir", appears in a document referring to a Russian prince.
Vampire Junction was started in 1991 as a non-profit zine devoted to the promotion of the vampire in fiction, fact and art.
www.afn.org /~vampires   (419 words)

 Vampire Bat
Vampire bats do feed on blood, but they won't attack a human and suck blood from the neck.
Vampire bats feed on the blood of large birds, cattle, horses, and pigs.
Vampire bats are one of the few bat species that are considered a pest.
www.thewildones.org /Animals/vampire.html   (285 words)

 Vampire Vampire Vampire!!!
From a folkloric standpoint, the vampire may have served as mythic explanation for a process that few cultures understood historically.
The vampire's presence in folklore indicates that its purpose may well have been to explain through superstition what could not be understood through any other means: the mystery of death.
To others, the vampire of today represents the ability we all wish we had - the ability to cheat death, to overcome it and continue to exist.
www.geocities.com /jason407us   (482 words)

 Vampire - The Ultimate Guide To The Underworld
The legend of Dracula spread throughout the modern world at the turn of the century and led to the myth of Vampirism being brought into a new light.
Named for their creator Anne Rice, Ricean Vampires are by far the most variable and reasonable, if there is such a thing.
He was made a Vampire around 1790 in France he was the son of a Lord, and very wealthy.
cm1265.tripod.com   (646 words)

 Vampire Readings: The Online Vampire Bibliography
From the publisher: After the destruction of all the topside master vampires and the death and resurrection of her council-level vampire lover, Damali is called before the Council of the Neterus to answer for her actions.
A vampire hunter named Montresor is obsessed with the destruction of a centuries-old French duchess, and pursues her through the streets and tombs of New Orleans.
Vampires is a unique, lavishly illustrated work that explores the rich diversity of vampire belief and lore, ranging from countries as diverse as Japan, Sweden and Ireland, looking at their historical origins, and setting them in their cultural context.
www.biblioinfo.com /vamp/VampReadOnline.html   (15977 words)

 Amazon.com: Vampire: A Novel: Books: John Steakley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vampire$ (the title does end with a dollar sign) is about a tightly knit group of professional vampire killers.
While I found the characterizations of the vampire hunters to be a bit weak and very uninteresting, the portrayal of the vampires and the methods of battling them to be very well-written...
Vampires is a very good book but should be admitted with caution due to strong adult language/content.
www.amazon.com /Vampire-A-Novel-John-Steakley/dp/0451451538   (1510 words)

 Vampire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vampire is an extension module for mod_python which provides a more flexible dispatch mechanism for basic content handlers.
If you have any questions about Vampire, it is suggested you subscribe to the mod_python mailing list and ask your question there.
Vampire is made available under a BSD style license.
www.dscpl.com.au /projects/vampire   (250 words)

 Vampire Community WebRing
The Vampire Community Webring was created 02/18/1998 and has been active through the move to yahoo and is still linking the community together.
Vampiric Evil is an 19 yearold sinister looking girl with fl hair, blue eyes and a pale skin.
The city is inhabited by three separate races: The Inconnu Vampires, the Brotherhood of Dhamphir, and the Caay Vampire Slayers.
l.webring.com /hub?ring=vcommunity   (2187 words)

For professional car window tinting expertley applied, call Vampire Tints on 02087768787.Our service is recognised as being one of the finest available.
Vampire Tints car window films have been applied since 1999 and a selection of the many vehicles we have serviced can be seen on our gallery pages.
Vampire Tints will be happy to assist you in satisfyingyourself that your chosen tint is not excessive, we have samples of our tint installed on car windows,this will give you a much better idea of how it will look on your car, we know of no other tint shop that does this.
vampiretints.co.uk   (279 words)

 VAMPIRE Homepage
VAMPIRE is a collection of Java tools designed to perform Bayesian statistical analysis of gene expression array data.
Since the computational procedures are rather complex (and probably unoptimized), the combined execution time of all three tools is on the order of 12 hours on a Athlon XP 1800+ running Windows XP for an array with 15000 features.
The only data format currently understood by VAMPIRE is the CSV (comma-separated value) format.
genome.ucsd.edu /VAMPIRE   (792 words)

 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Though Xander is a geek by nature, he is always there for his friends and he stands by their side in the face of vampires, wicked mayors, slayers-gone-bad, and Hell Gods.
James Marsters as vampire Spike is always a treat.
The shows original concept of a high school student fighting vampires by night has expanded into this amazing portrayal of life and how things rarely go the way you expect.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0118276   (813 words)

 VampireRave.com - The Ultimate Vampire Directory.
Vampire Rave was designed as an online resource for the Vampire community.
Vampire Rave members with the rank of Sire can now start their own Coven.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is a new role-playing legend starring the creatures of the night.
www.vampirerave.com   (621 words)

 Vampire: The Masquerade
I am vampire, and that is far more than enough.
Vampire: The Masquerade is developed by Justin Achilli.
Dark Ages: Vampire is developed by Matthew McFarland.
www.white-wolf.com /Games/Pages/VampireHome.html   (95 words)

 Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Hands-On - PC News at GameSpot
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is based on White Wolf's pen-and-paper role-playing series, and despite the game's dramatic good looks, developer Troika maintains that it will stay very true to the material and will feature a real-time implementation of the rules and systems that define Vampire's pen-and-paper gameplay.
Vampire takes place in a gothic, richly lit Los Angeles populated by vampires, those who feed them, and those who wish to kill them.
We tried out some great-looking vampire abilities and were pleased to see how the game seamlessly transitions between first-person and third-person perspectives.
www.gamespot.com /pc/rpg/vtmb/preview_6027886.html   (623 words)

 SD Vampire Connexion
My suggestion to deal with issues such as vampire is to keep an open mind and look at things from different angles.....
Other than the real vampire kinds, die hard vampire fans also choose to live in a vampiric life style.
Since you are serious and sincere to vampire communities, you are one of the vampiric people in my consideration.
www.simplydark.com /vampire.html   (368 words)

 Vampire - The Masquerade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Extensive lore about the great vampire clans, the war between the Camarilla and the Sabbat, our powerful Disciplines, and even the mysteries of that dark kiss, the vampiric Embrace- all in a startlingly vivid, real-time 3D.
Now any mortal can take on the role of a vampire in a world of darkness and explore what it is to be one of us, experiencing our powers and strengths, and worst of all, our fears and weaknesses.
Vampire: The Masquerade, White Wolf and World of Darkness are registered trademarks and Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption is a trademark of White Wolf Publishing, Inc. (c) 1999 White Wolf Publishing, Inc. (c) Nihilistic Software, Inc. Published and distributed by Activision.
www.activision.com /games/vampire   (593 words)

 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A man (Brad Pitt) who turned into a vampire way back in 18th New Orleans tells his life (and afterlife) story to a skeptical modern-day journalist (Christian Slater) in novelist Anne Rice's unique take on the famed supernatural creatures of the night.
Pitt goes into major details on how he became a vampire (thanks to vampire loon Tom Cruise in a wickedly wild over-the-top turn) and his run-ins with others like him (a very young Kirsten Dunst and a then-unknown Antonio Banderas).
While flawed in many areas, "Interview With the Vampire" is still nevertheless a fun and entertaining venture that definitely has blood, teeth and wings.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0110148   (475 words)

 Vampires in History
Vampires, vampyre, noseferatu, lamia, sanguinarian, or whatever you choose to call it.
Because of our diversity in nature, the fact that our members run the gamut of actual vampires, normal humans, blood fetishists, and a host of other very candid natures, our discoveries shall remain not only as factual as research will allow, but written and recorded with the flair and personality of the individual member.
Membership can be applied for simply by clicking on the link provided, however, an application does not necessarily mean membership, as we will do our best to keep out unnecessary confrontation, and will not tolerate hateful individuals as part of the order.
www.100megspop3.com /vamplegacy/legacy1.htm   (200 words)

 Vampire Slayer Half-Life Mod
We are pleased to announce the release of Vampire Slayer : Chapter VI.
This is likely to be the final version of Vampire Slayer so I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have helped over the last four years make the game what it was, what it is and what it will continue to be in Chapter VI.
Eightball's journey to Vampire Slayer has been long and hard, with lost hard drives, broken computers and many other obstacles along the way but here he is at last and we hope you like him.
www.planethalflife.com /vampire   (1114 words)

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