Vampire Deities 2017

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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?

img. source: UPI.com

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.

img. courtesy: History Link 101

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…

img. source: Vampires Pictures Gallery

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

 

img. source: Crystalinks.com

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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That Was Then . . . This Is Now

 

By: LadyM

I was born in 1951, born unto this world and born unto vampirism.

There was much racial tension in the US and the personal computer/internet was about 40 years away.

I was a teenager during the 60’s and knew all about demonstrating for something that I strongly believed in.

When I started in the working world, everything you needed to obtain a job were skills, education and a good work ethic.  Previous employer’s references were “gold” when attempting to move up the ladder …. If you were prompt, conscientious, motivated and on time … nobody cared what you did when you punched out and went home ….. that was then … this is now.

I have to chuckle when I read comments made on vampire forums by the young and/or newly awakened eager to wave their flag and shout to the world … I am a vampire!!  One such comment that was recently posted in part …

Unless a community stands up for who they really are the media will use them like a tool. Lets not forget the real hardships we endure as vampyres.

Let’s see …. Unless you are independently wealthy and have no need to earn a living or you are self-employed with clients that don’t care how you live your life … you are at the mercy of making the almighty buck in a world that pretty much believes vampires live only in the myths and pages of a Bram Stoker novel.

Before you start waiving your flag and shouting from the rooftops that vampires aren’t getting a fair shake because the media has it all wrong ….. consider this …

Most employers do a very rigid background check on new or potential employees, even as far as asking to see their social media page.  Are you willing to lose your current job, risk losing a potential new job, your means of being able to support yourself, your children … be ostracized by family, friends and deemed to be “living in fantasy land?

Yes, there have been groups that have won their bid to be recognized after long battles and constant media scrutiny.  Unfortunately it doesn’t matter how you roll the dice, there is just no scientific or medical proof that would convince anyone that we are anything more than mentally unsound individuals.

Now, should scientists at some point in time discover that there is indeed undeniable proof of clinical vampirism, then you will see just how the voices of many will change the way the vampire is viewed, not only in the media but in every walk of life.  Until then we must live in our sanctuaries and leak out bits and pieces of the vampire culture in the hopes of slowly convincing the masses we are sane and not the product of myth or legend.  We have the ability to network via the internet and social media.  We can be part of message boards and forums where we feel safe and can voice our opinions without being condemned … for now.

So I would suggest that before anyone comment strongly about how we SHOULD be fighting for our independence, you might want to think about who you are commenting to and whether or not you know their politics and motivations.

Come out, Come out … wherever you are!

New Vampire Documentary Reality Series

Father Sebastiaan and Victor Magnus are in the very early stages of the development of a documentary reality series.

The goal of this show will be about the lives, culture and lifestyle of Father Sebastiaan’s fang clients and members of the Vampyre community preparing for their trips to the Endless Night Vampire Ball in New Orleans for Halloween. This documentary will be very much like the programs on History Channel, Bio, TLC or A&E.

As Father Sebastiaan writes:  “Acting as producers our goal is in the interest of shedding stereotypes and sensational hype, while providing America with a realistic glimpse into the society, philosophy and lifestyle of people who live and or love vampires.  We are looking for the most dynamic and compelling members of the Sabretooth Vampyre Clan (Father Sebastiaan’s personal fang clients) and those seekers from the Vampyre community interested in getting fangs to join us for this made-for-television documentary series.  Everyone from truck drivers to corporate lawyers to stay-at-home moms fit the bill for this project, as we’d like America to see that vampires are neighbors, co-workers, and community leaders.

So, if you are a client of Sabretooth or thinking about it, here is the information you need to submit your inquiry for possible participation.

Even if you don’t think you fit the bill Father Sebastiaan wants to hear from you.

Please make an effort to read Vampyre Virtues “The Red Veils” as the contents of this book will be the style of Vampyre lifestyle the show will be based upon.  Casting applications are now open to anyone who is a personal fang client mine or those who wish to get their fangs made as a central focus of the project.  Even if we know you personally and wish to apply please fill out this application so we can organize the application process properly.”  Participation Application

E-mail all submissions to casting@sabretooth.com   ASAP….  We are planning on filming interviews and a pilot in the New York Metro area in July 2012.

http://www.fathersebastiaan.com/2012/06/casting-for-a-vampyre-tv-docu-series/