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Apotamkin or rather, The Cold One

I’m sure we all clearly remember the scene in Twilight when Bella is beginning to get suspicious that there’s something “special” about Edward and goes home to furiously type things into Google. The camera views of what she pulls up are succinct, yet clear enough to give us the understanding that Bella has come across some Quielette legends stating something about “The Cold One” and how this cold one is a vampire. But,what is The Cold One? Is there actually a vampire known as this?

Well, the closest thing to any vampire legend that would bear any similarity to the legend of The Cold One would be the Apotamkin. This creature is unlike most other vampire folklore because it’s exclusive to the Native American people. The Apotamkin was a bona fide vampire however, with all the abilities and super strengths of other vampires that we know. It was believed among Native Americans that the Apotamkin would feast on the blood of any animal or human. And it got its name just the way you would expect – Apotamkins were very cold to the touch, mostly because they were dead bodies.

However, it’s been said that the Native American never really believed in the Apotamkin and that it was a cautionary tale told to children. This was used especially when warning children about wandering off by themselves with no supervision.

And, as for Twilight, Stephenie Meyer has said that in regards to her version and her version alone, she had no similarities in mind when writing the book. She simply needed to create random bits of Edward’s character and piece them together, cryptically, with mythical vampire folklore. Clever, though, how perhaps even without knowing it, Meyer has combined her own imagination of the Quileutte legend, with actual Native American vampire folklore!

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kate • March 2, 2010


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  • http://thecoldone.com Maria Valderrama

    bite me edward i always wanted to be a vampire

  • http://thecoldone.com a vampire

    im thrsty for more and im ready to go for it uhahahaha

  • Jack

    i wanna be a vampire

  • Shy

    Ok you got alot of wild fan, I think thats pretty cool

  • http://vampires.com emz c

    i luv twilight so much all 5 of the films are my favourite and if i had a choise eiver to go out with edward or jacob than i cant diside i’ll choose both if i had a choise xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to u both

  • knoween

    My reply is grow up if you want to be a cold one u should know to be immortal is not s great as it seem it is long and lonely.

  • knowin

    Those hoe wants to be a cold one should know to be immortal is not as great and glamorize as it seems it can get lonely bloody and uncontrollable.

  • http://websit love is love

    lol vampier dont ask im with

  • http://janio farhan

    hi

  • adreanna davis

    are u serious jacob is hot i men lot at his abs and cute face if u cant see that your either blind and really messed up in the head

  • http://. budo

    if u are vamp came and save me

  • Katie

    Who knows if any of this stuff is real?

  • bella

    I love EDWARD CULLEN you is my live
    I hate JACOB BLACK is a stupid

  • http://facebook Bella

    I love EDWARD CULLEN is my live.
    my live is short,no much time
    I hate TAYLOR LUTNER

    • http://facebook Rosaly

      whattt?
      the vampires is stupid
      I no ….
      My live is miserable
      como un vampire

  • sky

    The vampire are real im telling u belive or not but they are real cause i ve seen one

    • hhhh

      kidding right??
      i don’t believe in vampires but i love them
      i like vampire diaries

  • Carlie

    love it and twilight suckers i have all 5 movies and all the books

  • Carlie

    my room is filled with posters and mageziens of twilight and i have a twilight iphone case cover and for my ipad and nook and i fineshed all books and movies suckers

    • Carlie

      i love you carlie

  • halle

    love it

  • http://lolllllll.com phoenix

    i hate edwared i love jakup i wish i was her

  • isofit91

    I love twilight so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • julana

    People u are nuts they’re not real and how can u possible choose a team.Robert Pattinson rocks and so does Taylor I would want to be a hybrid that way u can be on both teams

  • juana

    see,saw en lv it.

  • http://gravatar.com/bere292013 bere292013

    I love Emmett Cullen and Edward Cullen all the family Cullen and I love the vampire because they have pawers and they are good vampires

  • http://www.vampires.com simi

    i dnt knw if vamps r do exist or not……… but i strongly belive them ..

  • Isabella Gonzalez

    Ive always wanted to be a vampire…..i still do……bite me Edward, i would give anything to be one. <3

  • Paulina Salas

    I love Twilight!! and I love you Edward!! hahahahah ؟؟؟؟؟؟؟

  • Shadowhunter

    I believe that Vampires are real. They may not be the same as we think. They may have some similarity to those Vampires in books in movies…But may be extreamly different.

  • http://google katyana

    first vamps are real and u got appoint about being locked away but Edward LOVED Bella so much he did not really care if she knew well she found out herself but u know what I mean.!!!!! I am team Edward no team Jacob no TEAM TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://conserveouroceans.weebly.com Jake sofola

    I think the idea counts most than the real made up stories ive even debated that among my friends twilight forever♡

  • http://conserveouroceans.weebly.com Jake sofola

    I really think if I gat a chance to be in the movie I might be really hot and together with my acting skills it all goes well

  • shedman

    i live in a forest and i know the vampire does exist the female ones are very pretty like bella and i have seen one that looks like edwards double—so the truth is finally out–be careful

  • http://facebook Lianne

    i totally agree with you, cause if they’re so fricken’ real, why don’t they come and get us already? and besides, those things were just made up for entertainment and just to scare kids, but believing them isn’t a bad thing either. OMG get some lives people!!!
    But sorry girl I’m on team Edward totally love him <3

  • http://coldones megan

    are you bella swan hoo is on twilight

  • shedman

    No,i am shedman who lives in a caravan deep in a forest,sherwood forest nottingham england—i hear strange sounds at night and i have seen things go past my window at great speed also i have seen dead animals with bites to the throat—but i have never seen robin hood—YET

  • http://GMAIL WSH36

    i dont care what any one says team jacob …i rather be a ”WOLF”. then sparlke like a bitch.

  • ruzzi vail cullen

    .. do you agree that the vampires is a real ?

  • maya

    Omg… team edward…. totally!!!!! He is soooo hot

  • mira

    Yea suuuure…..

  • http://twitter.com/AchaaRizam αmєℓуα иατ̨αѕн̴α (@AchaaRizam)

    i’m not agree with that . it just a story right

  • http://JULQUEN JULIA MONTES

    I LIVE TOO IN THE FOREST. ONE NIGHT I JUST SLEEPING IN MY BED THEN I HEARD SOMETHING IN MY WINDOW THEN I LOOK IT SOMETHING WRITEN IN THE WINDOW IT SAY THAT BE CAREFUL I’AM GOING ON 12:00P.M NOW WE LIVE NOW IN THE AFRICA BECAUSE I TELL TO MY MOTHER. MY MOTHR SOMETHING HEARD IN THE KITCHEN BE CAREFUL IN LIVING IN THE FOREST