Vampire Deities – The “ultimate” design?

“Assumption of the Virgin” by Francesco Botticini at the National Gallery London
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Written, Edited and Presented by

Tim

Yes, this could get bigger than Ben Hur, Star Wars and Friday the 13th all rolled into one but hey, it’s fun ain’t it?

The next step in considering the matter of Vampire Deities is to consider the fact that modern Religion has, like all things, come from something far simpler that was born far earlier than this time. In this model I am going to default to a predominantly Christian model, I’m doing this because I was born into a Christian household and I was baptised into a mainstream religion (which I rescinded in fairly short order I might add)

By the way, speaking of religion, “Christian”, “Christianity”… From my recollection The Bible is the Word of God right? It’s way older a story that didn’t just “start”, according to the authors and contributors, with the life of the personage referred to as Jesus of Gallilee.

So, given that, why isn’t Christianity called Godianity? Why aren’t its adherents called Godians? Why, if we neo-pagans are called “Godless heathens” aren’t Christian folk called “Godful folk” Curious eh?

Hmmm, questions for another time p’raps…

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Evolution of cultural worship

Wanna take a look at what we have given ourselves to work with thus far?

From the article Vampire Deities 2017 we have a workable pantheon of deities that we can say govern the physical world in a pagan-like sense, perhaps, as is often demonstrated in the modern Vampire culture, this is the preferred way but if it becomes untenable, or irreconcilable, with evolving spiritual beliefs then we can easily make a case for the development of the sole God-figure, the “ultimate power” and assign our other deities to roles of “significant others” or “angels”.

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Let’s assume we are, as the mainstream Christian religions manifest, a Patriarchal society, we may assign Bohduhn, (Sanguine) Supreme-Father, King/Father of The Gods, Embodiment of The Earth to the role of “THE God”, the ONE TRUE God. Then we need find places for all the others, they will become transmuted into “angelic”, or rather “Vampgelic” beings created by the “one true God” to serve and worship him. The roles don’t necessarily change but the definition of roles becomes of wider scope.

We can progress to a development of our ‘hierarchy’…

Let us say that the “Vampgels” are arranged ranked by importance of function, we can develop the upper echelon (let’s call them Seravam for sh*** n giggles) and place the following deities therein;

The Seravam – These are the 7 uppermost Vampgels.

Abandaid, (Sanguine) Angel of healing and prophecy

Basplash, (PsyVamp) Angel of Seas and Straits

Antipastus, (Sanguine) Angel/Protector of Home and Hearth

Amthoranas, (PsyVamp) Angel of Weather (Storms, Thunder and Lightning, Sky God, God of Wind, Rain & Hail etc. etc. etc.)

Belaslap, (Sanguine) Angel of War – God’s second in command

Intarabus, (Sanguine) Angel of Sexuality (NOTE PLEASE: non-gender or orientation specific)

and

Rockariah, (PsyVamp) Angel of Music

 

So far, so good… don’t forget, we are undergoing a Patriarchal evolution in line with the tenets laid down in the world’s major religions thus the upper echelon is all male angels.

Oh, one thing, very important, we need have a protagonist, an “anti-God”, if you will so we’re going to take a bit of a liberty and roll the following into one…

Ankloventis, (PsyVamp) God of death, Disdaway, (Sanguine) God of the Underworld and Cemetery’s and Verbatias, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Death and The Underworld and we’re going to call this “negative” Vampgelic force, The Angel Andiver, “The Fallen”, “The Cast Down”, “The Unclean”, “Prince of Lies”, “Ruler of Hell” ~ Okay, okay…The Devil sheesh, colour us provincial why dontcha…!!!

 

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Right, we have our “One True God”, our “Seravam” and our “Devil”, next comes the rest of the Heavenly Host, they encompass all the other duties that our original deities carried. They will, naturally, need to be sub-divided by type because… well… because “Nirvana” is reached through ascendance so we have to have “levels” to ascend through to achieve “True Bliss” right?

Anyway, here we go…

Second Tier Vampgelics;

Ceenalot, (PsyVamp) Angel of Fertility and Procreation,

Bleafnia, (PsyVamp) and Arborea, (PsyVamp) Angel of Trees, Forests. Jungles and Rainforests,

Annasplash, (Sanguine) Angel of the Seas and Straits,

Arnema, (PsyVamp) Angel of Healing and Physicians,

Avethemom, (PsyVamp) Angel of Mothers and Childbirth,

Cumblessus, (PsyVamp) Angel of Temples, Churches and Sacred places,

Agroh, (PsyVamp) Angel of war and Protector of Warriors,

Erehot, (Sanguine) Angel of The Sun,

Mairiae, (PsyVamp) Angel of The Moon,

Namataloss, (Sanguine) Angel of Learning and Education,

Sinonu, (Sanguine) Angel of Sexuality and Procreation (NOTE PLEASE: non-gender or orientation Specific)

Scalene, (PsyVamp) Angel of Law and Justice,

Septulis, (Sanguine) Angel Protector against Sickness and Accidents

and

Sabrina, (PsyVamp) Angel of Rituals (please understand, there’s no such thing as Magick now, it’s all a metaphor for “God’s Will”)

 

Third Tier (Minor Host) Vampgelics;

Abanwet, (PsyVamp) and Assobah, (PsyVamp) Angels of Rivers, Streams and inland Waterways,

Asteponup, (Sanguine) and Esumsus, (PsyVamp) Angels of horses, donkeys, mules and their riders,

Blaziaas, (PsyVamp) and Conventus, (Sanguine) Angels of Wells and Mineral and Hot springs,

 Caneton, (Sanguine) and Luxoomis, (PsyVamp) Angels of City Water supplies, Sewage and Refuse,

Cickallass, (Sanguine) Angel of Warriors, Soldiers and Services members,

Cissonthis, (PsyVamp) Angel of Trade, Commerce, Industry and Retail services,

Esausus, (PsyVamp) and Aufwattup, (Sanguine) Angels of Garden, Crop and Culinary vegetation,

Ivanturus, (PsyVamp) Angel, and protector of, youth (People under 18 summers of age)

Lascraftaran, (Sanguine) Angel of Crafts and Learning,

Mohguns (a.k.a. Morguns) (Sanguine) Angel of The Hunt,

Nodbarkens, (Sanguine) Angel of Dogs, domestic and wild,

Trixdamit, (PsyVamp) and Rusmeada, (Sanguine) Angels of Animal reproduction and Crop/Food abundance,

Belishot, (Sanguine) Angel of Fire, Crafts and Light

Eclipsus, (Psyvamp) Angel of Stars

Ritalinona, (PsyVamp) Angel of Birds and Flying creatures

Shepirona, (PsyVamp) Angel of The Hunt and Wild animals

 

So, there is the ‘Heavenly Host’ahhhh, forgot someone…

Bragatoviah, (PsyVamp) Supreme-Mother, Queen/Mother of The Gods, Embodiment of The Earth.

Hmmmmm… tricky, salient points, she WAS a ‘person of interest in the old days’, some people, a lot of people might be upset with me if I just “lose” her but we’re patriarchal…we can’t have a senior “female angel” in the Heavenly Host… what to do, what to do?

“Mary” by Fra Angelico ca. 1437-1446
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*Snaps fingers* Got It…! She can be our “Immaculate Virgin” , an honorary angel and ascend to heaven at such time as she is employed for some really important job… That will suit our purposes as far as possibly needing something along those lines in the near, or distant future… there ya go, all good…!

 

Okay, have I pissed anyone off yet? That was most definitely NOT my intention, as in the editorial “Vampire Deities 2017”, I sought only to demonstrate how the religious evolution occurs. Normally it is spurred on by the formation, and growth of, religious belief systems but in this instance all I have done is brought our Neo-pagan Pantheon into the modern world by using the time-tested processes of contemporary religion.

Cernunnos Plaque
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Yeah, personally that’s why I am a Neo-pagan and proud of it. It’s damn hard to “evolve” religion and still keep the best interests of EVERYONE in sight – right?

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Vampire Deities 2017

Bat meme by SloDive

Compiled, edited and presented by

Tim

Good afternoon,

One of the most widely, and regularly, read of our editorials is that of Vampire Deities. Work began on that particular editorial on March 9th, 2011 and I thought it high time that I applied a greater effort to the, obviously, popular question, “Who are the Gods of Vampires?” It seems that a huge number of folks are still eager to embrace the concept of modern living Vampyres having their own deities to connect with.

As you journey through the cyber-highways and byways of the culture you will find references made to many deities but the thing you will come to recognise is that they are predominantly Egyptian or Pagan in origin… in a manner of speaking this, we suppose, is to be expected since there is very little connection made, by anyone in the culture, between Vampirism and religion… I mean, Jesus didn’t have fangs, did he…?

What if I were to tell you that the Supreme Being, the universal creator and the most magnificent and munificent all powerful deity of Vampires of all times past, and yet to come, was none other than…
Fawknutz the Unseen,

An androgynous, hermaphroditic, incubi/succubae that has a taste for human body fluids and energies…

How’s that grab ya??? Could we enlightened nightkind get behind that concept en masse?

Perhaps it’s easier to get behind the tale of the end of Ra’s reign where, in one myth, he gets the brilliant idea of sending Hathor, as Sekhmet, to wipe out mortals who conspired against him. In the story the greedy deity’s blood-lust was not satiated at the end of battle and she just kept right on slaying, and slaying, and slaying… until she had almost obliterated humanity – so Ra, in another fit of pure genius, poured out beer dyed with red ochre or hematite into the Nile so that it resembled blood. Now, I don’t know whether it was a natural proclivity for the deity or not but she mistook the flood of beer for blood and got so friggin pissed that it was all she could do to stagger off home to ol’ Ra.[1]

Better perhaps we should gather in the sight of an Egyptian lush with a penchant for monumental punch-ups, no?

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Okay, okay, hold up a minute… anyone who I haven’t pissed off stick with me, this is gonna be big…!

The Problem

We, as a self-defined specific culture of entities have not approached this conundrum before now because we haven’t needed to, right? We’ve been able to fall back on the “old faithful’s” and look for characteristics which we can, albeit loosely, co-join to the concept of Vampyrism… that doesn’t make us “un-intelligent”, it marks us as lazy, or as already having faith before we discovered our true nature, or afterwards, or whatever. Fear not, the answer is at hand.

Consider, if you will, that the earliest known “religions” of humanity were occurring around 38,000 BCE and from this period we have recovered – “The Aurignacian[2] Löwenmensch figurine, the oldest known zoomorphic (animal-shaped) sculpture in the world and one of the oldest known sculptures in general, was made. The sculpture has also been interpreted as anthropomorphic, giving human characteristics to an animal, although it may have represented a deity.”[3]

The Aurignacian- Löwenmensch figurine

The earliest recognisable polytheistic representations we currently know of came from the Mesopotamian (Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia) religious thinking and date to the mid-4th millennium BCE. These concepts, “involved the worship of forces of nature as providers of sustenance. In the 3rd millennium BCE objects of worship were personified and became an expansive cast of divinities with particular functions. The last stages of Mesopotamian polytheism, which developed in the 2nd and 1st millenniums, introduced greater emphasis on personal religion and structured the gods into a monarchical hierarchy with the national god being the head of the pantheon.”[4]

So, essentially, the ancient Mesopotamian peoples decided to worship the elements, then, instead of just calling them “Dear Wind”, “Dear Earth”, “Dear Storm” or “Dear Rain”, they decided to give them personal names to bring themselves a feeling of being personally in touch with their worshiped forces. Hence something along the Mesopotamian equivalent of Dennis, God of Storms, George, God of Wind, Sally, Goddess of Dirt and Cuthbert, God of Rain came to be and the historical practice of giving The Gods personal identifiers was born.

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The Answer

We are enlightened and intelligent beings, well… except after a party-hard night in NOLA perhaps, and given the fact that we are perfectly capable of detailing, with all our knowledge of Occultism, Ritual Magick, our knowledge of the forces that shape our world and lives, our colour televisions bombarding us with new and unique ideas every day, and with the surety of knowledge that we are masters of our own destiny, surely we can do exactly what the ancient Mesopotamians did?

Here, watch this…

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Male Vampire/Vampyre Deities

   Abanwet, (PsyVamp) God of Rivers, Streams and inland Waterways

Abandaid, (Sanguine) God of healing and prophecy

Amthoranas, (PsyVamp) God of Storms, Thunder and Lightning, Sky God, God of Wind, Rain & Hail

Antipastus, (Sanguine) Protector of Home and Hearth

Ankloventis, (PsyVamp) God of death

Asteponup, (Sanguine) God of horses, donkeys, mules and their riders

Basplash, (PsyVamp) God of Seas and Straits

Belaslap, (Sanguine) God of war

Blaziaas, (PsyVamp) God of Mineral and Hot springs

Bleafnia, (PsyVamp) God of Trees, Forests. Jungles and Rainforests

Bohduhn, (Sanguine) Supreme-Father, King/Father (w. Bragatoviah [fem.]) of The Gods, Embodiment of The Earth

Caneton, (Sanguine) God of Refuse

Ceenalot, (PsyVamp) God of Fertility and Procreation

Cickallass, (Sanguine) God of Warriors, Soldiers and Services members

Cissonthis, (PsyVamp) God of Trade, Commerce, Industry and Retail services

Disdaway, (Sanguine) God of the Underworld and Cemetery’s

Esausus, (PsyVamp) God of Garden, Crop and Culinary vegetation

Intarabus, (Sanguine) God of Sexuality (NOTE PLEASE: non-gender or orientation specific)

Ivanturus, (PsyVamp) God, and protector of, youth (People under 18 summers of age)

Lascraftaran, (Sanguine) God of Crafts and Learning

Luxoomis, (PsyVamp) God of City Water supplies and Sewage

Mohguns (a.k.a. Morguns) (Sanguine) God of The Hunt

Nodbarkens, (Sanguine) God of Dogs, domestic and wild

Rockariah, (PsyVamp) God of Music and Musicians

Trixdamit, (PsyVamp) God of Animal reproduction and Crop/Food abundance

 

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Female Vampire/Vampyre deities,

Assobah, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Rivers, Streams and inland Waterways

Agroh, (PsyVamp) Goddess of war and Protector of Warriors

Annasplash, (Sanguine) Goddess of the Seas and Straits

Arborea, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Trees, Forests. Jungles and Rainforests

Aufwattup, (Sanguine) Goddess of Garden, Crop and Culinary vegetation

Arnema, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Healing and Physicians

Avethemom, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Mothers and Childbirth

  Belishot, (Sanguine) Goddess of Fire, Crafts and Light

Bragatoviah, (PsyVamp) Supreme-Mother, (w. Bohduhn [masc.]) Queen/Mother of The Gods, Embodiment of The Earth

Conventus, (Sanguine) Goddess of wells and springs

Cumblessus, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Temples, Churches and Sacred places

Eclipsus, (Psyvamp) Goddess of Stars

Esumsus, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Horses, Donkeys, Mules and their riders

Erehot, (Sanguine) Goddess of The Sun

Mairiae, (PsyVamp) Goddess of The Moon

Namataloss, (Sanguine) Goddess of Learning and Education

Ritalinona, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Birds and Flying creatures

Rusmeada, (Sanguine) Goddess of Animal fertility and Crop/Food abundance

Sabrina, (PsyVamp) Goddess of the Magickal arts, Rituals and Magickal workings.

Sinonu, (Sanguine) Goddess of Sexuality and Procreation (NOTE PLEASE: non-gender or orientation Specific)

Scalene, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Law and Justice

  Shepirona, (PsyVamp) Goddess of The Hunt and Wild animals

Septulis, (Sanguine) Protector against Sickness and Accidents

Verbatias, (PsyVamp) Goddess of Death and The Underworld [forms a threesome with Disdaway (masc.) and Akloventis (masc.)errrrsorry, that should have read ‘triumvirate, not threesome]

So, my Lords, Ladies and Honoured Readers, there you have it… with a little thought and shuffling of duties I have just replicated the work done by the Mesopotamian scribes thousands of centuries ago. (It took about two hours btw)

Now we, as a specific culture, have a proper, ordered and relatively comprehensive pantheon of deities to call on if we need. Of course, if you already have your own please continue to practice and worship in your own way for that is your right as guaranteed in any civilised society… for those who don’t have anyone, see you at the altar…!!!

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  1. Lichtheim, Miriam (2006) [1976]. Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume Two: The New Kingdom. University of California Press. pp. 197–199
  2. “Images for Chapter 20 Hominids”. ucdavis.edu.
  3. Martin Bailey Ice Age Lion Man is world’s earliest figurative sculpture The Art Newspaper, Jan 31, 2013, accessed Feb 01, 2013.[1] Retrieved Sept. 2017
  4. Encyclopædia Britannica: Mesopotamian religion.Other References: https://en.wikipedia.org/

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