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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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  1. Maria Valderrama December 3, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    bite me edward i always wanted to be a vampire

  2. a vampire December 5, 2012 - 6:50 pm

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

  3. Jack December 13, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    i wanna be a vampire

  4. Shy December 16, 2012 - 4:08 am

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

  5. emz c December 20, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    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

  6. knoween January 3, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    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.

  7. knowin January 3, 2013 - 6:06 pm

    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.

  8. love is love January 8, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    lol vampier dont ask im with

  9. farhan January 12, 2013 - 1:15 pm

    hi

  10. adreanna davis February 2, 2013 - 3:38 pm

    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

  11. budo February 9, 2013 - 11:56 pm

    if u are vamp came and save me

  12. Katie February 15, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    Who knows if any of this stuff is real?

  13. bella February 24, 2013 - 5:15 pm

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

  14. Bella February 24, 2013 - 5:22 pm

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

    • Rosaly February 26, 2013 - 3:29 pm

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

  15. sky February 25, 2013 - 8:15 am

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

    • hhhh July 14, 2013 - 4:32 pm

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

  16. Carlie March 4, 2013 - 3:31 pm

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

  17. Carlie March 4, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    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 March 4, 2013 - 3:35 pm

      i love you carlie

  18. halle March 10, 2013 - 6:02 pm

    love it

  19. phoenix March 21, 2013 - 10:38 pm

    i hate edwared i love jakup i wish i was her

  20. isofit91 April 3, 2013 - 10:20 am

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

  21. julana April 7, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    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

  22. juana April 9, 2013 - 2:12 am

    see,saw en lv it.

  23. bere292013 May 20, 2013 - 11:19 am

    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

  24. simi May 24, 2013 - 11:29 am

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

  25. Isabella Gonzalez June 13, 2013 - 12:54 pm

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

  26. Paulina Salas September 22, 2013 - 3:35 pm

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

  27. Shadowhunter October 4, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    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.

  28. katyana October 11, 2013 - 6:03 pm

    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!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Jake sofola October 24, 2013 - 8:49 am

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

  30. Jake sofola October 24, 2013 - 8:55 am

    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

  31. shedman October 26, 2013 - 4:12 pm

    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

  32. Lianne November 1, 2013 - 2:26 am

    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

  33. megan November 1, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    are you bella swan hoo is on twilight

  34. shedman November 3, 2013 - 5:33 am

    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

  35. WSH36 November 4, 2013 - 8:11 pm

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

  36. ruzzi vail cullen November 5, 2013 - 8:51 pm

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

  37. maya November 11, 2013 - 11:56 pm

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

  38. mira November 11, 2013 - 11:58 pm

    Yea suuuure…..

  39. αmєℓуα иατ̨αѕн̴α (@AchaaRizam) November 14, 2013 - 3:55 am

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

  40. JULIA MONTES November 25, 2013 - 4:34 am

    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

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