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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.
Better perhaps we should gather in the sight of an Egyptian lush with a penchant for monumental punch-ups, no?
Okay, okay, hold up a minute… anyone who I haven’t pissed off stick with me, this is gonna be big…!
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 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.”
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.”
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.
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…
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
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.) – errrr…sorry, 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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- Lichtheim, Miriam (2006) . Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume Two: The New Kingdom. University of California Press. pp. 197–199
- “Images for Chapter 20 Hominids”. ucdavis.edu.
- Martin Bailey Ice Age Lion Man is world’s earliest figurative sculpture The Art Newspaper, Jan 31, 2013, accessed Feb 01, 2013. Retrieved Sept. 2017
- Encyclopædia Britannica: Mesopotamian religion.Other References: https://en.wikipedia.org/
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