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The World’s First Vampire?

Dating back 6,000 years ago is what is believed to be the first recorded vampire – the edimmu of Mesopotamia (also known as the ekimmu). This angry and violent victim of an improper burial not only drank the blood of those that passed by, but would also suck them dry of their life force as well, making them not only one of the first bloodsuckers, but also the first psychic vampires.

The edimmu’s anger was mainly directed toward those that had not followed its funeral rites correctly – if someone died and you didn’t give them the burial they deserved, then you were screwed. But it didn’t just stop at those people, it pretty much preyed upon anything that was living. The edimmu caused family disasters, disease and it even inspired criminal activities in otherwise law-abiding people who didn’t even know the creature when it was alive. Its wrath was extreme, bringing all kinds of awful things and death to their victims and destroying entire households. However, the myth varies quite a bit, some sources claim that the edimmu never physically attacked their victims, that they simply possessed them. It’s also said that an improper burial wasn’t the only way an edimmu was born, that sometimes a very violent death could do the trick.

Descriptions of the edimmu vary from legend to legend. Sometimes they were portrayed as winged demons, sometimes walking corpses, sometimes as moving shadows, or even as rushing wind.

There are few ways to protect oneself against this creature, probably because the Babylonians and Sumerians believed that prevention was better than a cure, and so they avoided the places in which an edimmu would dwell. But, archaeologists have unearthed a number of “spirit bowls,” which were said to offer protection against the vengeful dead. These small bowls were made of clay and inscribed with powerful incantations or spells.

The legend of the edimmu didn’t die out all those thousands of years ago, nowadays it is said that the edimmu hide among the homeless in big cities, bringing with them a life of disease and pain. Living in dilapidated modern buildings is quite fitting for an undead being whose final resting place was a desolate unvisited grave.

– Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. She writes for top genre sites like and You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way). You can stalk her via her Twitter
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Moonlight • July 4, 2010

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  • ??? ???

    seriously people there’s no such thing as vampires

  • Lamia

    First of all, you have a lot of guts to go on a website ,where tons of TRUE believers of these magnificent creatures are, and speak your beliefs. But you have no right to trample on someone else’s beliefs, just as one of us would not come to you and say whatever you believe in were not true. Second, if you so strongly believe that vampires do not exist, you must have some evidence, so next time you run your mouth think about what it is your talking about. There cannot be so many accounts of something that isn’t really there. Also, I would not be so foolish as to call upon a force of which you do not know the power of!

  • shipra saumya

    proof is for who exists not for who does not exists do u have a proof dat its exits… vamp are not real its just a story all ur minds have gone i thinks so after seeing vamp diaries n twilights they really dnt exists..

  • Nouman

    Bella…. You’re… English -_-

  • whtoh

    Turn me into vampire then if u r one of them

    • Yogi Samahito

      Are you a Vampire yet?

  • Irishmoonlight

    I don’t know anymore, Something tells me that something does exist that science cant even explain.Anything is possible if u believe

  • whitni tolman

    seriously? i’m a vampire and I don’t need to hear any of your lays. Sanguis est in aeternum, blood is forever humans. but not all of us are evil. I only drink my own blood only to protect myself.
    just like what Carter Slade once said… stories turn into legend, then legend turn into myth, and I promise you that we do walk among you. yes we alive and we are here to stay. and don’t worry, I don’t bite… much

    • am Betmen


      I never knew “Vampires” were allowed to publicly announce themselves. i thought you “Vampires” Live in the shadows ? LOL,


  • ava sadr

    It was interesting. I have to think that the vampires really exist … but I really believe it’s real …

  • Mortoseth

    have a look at the World Governments Black Operations try Retro Virus V5 and move from there for proof IF YOU DARE! (P.S. 4 people all ready died for exposing this) you may also find “the presidents Vampire” to be an interesting read, oh and have a look a look at zoology ; Vampire Bats (especially their basic anatomy to that of a humans basic anatomy) and do note the mention of an elongated cordial region thus providing the needed extra protection for most if not all blood infections and also making it safe for consumption (which it is not for humans) and know this: There are those of us out there who medically conform to this condition thus making the consumption of a blood diet possible to the degree of feeding up to half our body weight in one night should we choose so.


    As for those who wish to “join” ; “Be turned” or what ever you call it these days don’t bother nor I or any one else will even consider it, as for friendship if you can live for 3 years up to 10 years with out hearing as much as a peep from your vampire friend than go for it (if you can find one willing to be friends that is) and yes Samantha just like you we too have a bunch of feelings though we control them and not the other way around unless we want it too ;)

    as for those who know some of us it is some what unorthodox but perishable these days it seem, well support them for they no doubt do the same for you and those here who are messing around here (we all know who you are) don’t try and pick up kids here for your weakling needs! you do know we have files on ALL of you right? ;) and I can only say better to get the help you need NOW than later for later on it may be well… permanent and no amount of money or “secret bunker” would help you to escape us!

    • Yogi Samahito

      You’ve read a lot. What is your day job, out of curiosity?

    • Stephanie Hall

      You’re an idiot. Please kindly grow up and do some homework yourself. In order to be able to safely drink blood as it is in fact toxic when drank you would require a mucous membrane along the intestinal tract much like a vampire bat that would act as a barrier to prevent too much iron from entering the blood stream, this would be visible via a medical examination. It’s called evolution, you might have heard of it. Idiot.

      • LadyAmethyst

        (Funny stuff, you telling people to do homework when you can’t do the same yourself. I tried to reply to you in another thread several times, but the comments are not showing up. Maybe learn to follow your own advice – do your homework)

  • Mortoseth

    P.S. No tracking my e-mail I use various methods to instruct and guide safely though feel free to check out the companies ;) with some effort you may find them interesting to some degree or another. By the way the one I am about use turned out actually existed however due to “complications” (The Red Cross`s monopoly on all things blood related) the employees was “fired” (Silenced) and the company ended up a fictitious company. Bravo though to those brave few who so skill fully exploited this case and presented the product of the near future to the world/masses (Cattle) ;) the rest of this type of just about viable (by now) information you will need to scrape together you selves do so well enough and I just may, give Johnny Depp a inkling of sorts ;) to come have a look him being a huge fan much like your selves of our kind. Keep it up and don’t ever say we do not care for all of you.

    P.P.S ask Moonlight about the particular company (if she is not going to research the companies REAL Origins her self that is ;) ) I have included 2 companies (one may even be a newly improved version of the older company) Enjoy

  • blood416

    Are u share that’s the right one

  • SpaceNuggs

    You guys must get much better weed than I do.