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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. im history!! June 28, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    omg team jacoob if u like edward and u think hes cute then you have very bad tase in guys.

    • tierra July 1, 2010 - 1:14 am

      no.. no… team jacob has really a bad taste!!! who would love the stinking dogs|?!! ewweewwwwe!!!!

      • jazminnee ! team EDWAAARD~!! July 9, 2010 - 6:57 pm


        • mariah July 11, 2010 - 5:21 pm

          team jacob gosh :):):):)

          • monica July 13, 2010 - 9:01 pm


        • mariah July 11, 2010 - 5:24 pm


          • melissa July 15, 2010 - 10:52 pm

            Your so right that edward is gay and ugly and every one knows that J.b or T.L is well known for more movies than that thing call edward… like T.L is like shark boy and he is eliot murtaugh in cheaper by the dozen 3 lolz XD

      • LoveEdward. July 15, 2010 - 9:14 am

        you go girl ! xd.

        no one wants that smelly dogs !.
        GO TEAM EDWARD !

        • sharni July 15, 2010 - 10:44 pm



  2. im history!! June 28, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    do u really think the cold one and vampires are real??

    • Jay July 6, 2010 - 10:28 pm

      I think it would be cool to actually have vampires in the world because life is boring lol, but really i find it very interesting to even think that vampires could be real becuse myths are formed from stories and stories have to come from something right?

    • twilightlover1999ts July 7, 2010 - 11:44 am

      i do because if u believe in god u have to believe in others

    • Team Edward! July 13, 2010 - 1:48 pm

      yah totaly!

  3. Caroline June 30, 2010 - 11:27 am

    I don’t know how you but I hope that vampires and werewolves exist

    • Jay July 6, 2010 - 10:30 pm

      i agree lol i would totally date either lol i love the thrill that comes with the thought of werewolves and vampires existing lol

  4. Caroline June 30, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Shannon you are reliable ?

  5. Orsika June 30, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    Kate…kérlek adj meg vmi elérhetésed…szeretnék veled beszélni.

  6. Orsika June 30, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Kate…kérlek add már meg az elérhetőséged…mert szeretnék beszélni veled.köszi

  7. Orsika June 30, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    Kate … please enter your full name or contact information … I want to talk veled.Thx

  8. ola July 3, 2010 - 5:09 am

    OMG. I love team Edward :)

    • emily July 6, 2010 - 11:38 pm

      i love team edward he is awesome

      • jessica July 14, 2010 - 1:02 pm

        good choice emily isn’t edward so cute?

  9. shima swan July 4, 2010 - 6:10 am

    i think vampires was just a little joke
    they are will be scary because story about Twilight
    i think is just romantic story
    but i love it

  10. electra July 4, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    I like both teams because we are each other I can not compare to the other creatures I like vampires

  11. Team Edward All The Way July 5, 2010 - 7:36 am

    omg who likes Jacob im a werewolf thats soooo hairy did any1 say flees
    Edward on the other hand is PERFECT

  12. david July 5, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    vela chupa mi pene te va agustar muchote voy a coger en tu queso

  13. fer July 5, 2010 - 11:53 pm

    espero los vampiro existan por q estaria encantada de ser uno

  14. favour July 6, 2010 - 12:03 am

    i like the film twilight and i also say that i like the character played by edward it’s really cool.

  15. mecki July 6, 2010 - 8:35 am

    nesecito saber mas sobre el tema porque realmente lo estoy estudiando el tema
    desde el año pasado y realmente existe el cold one y es peligroso enserio


  16. PAUL July 7, 2010 - 8:36 am

    well personally vampires are real because all the things you say i am also i have seen reported sightings of vampires like people standing really high up in trees. but im not scared because i spent all night yes all night looking up sights to compare you to a real vampire. and guess what i was a match to ll of them!!! hmmmmmmmm i wonder if i could try my skills tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • XxxjayxxX July 7, 2010 - 11:42 am

      i really think that jacob needs to leave bella and edward alone and find some1 else! But i like both sides so im a max people think that it is wrong to like both sides but i dont!! PEACE OUT!!!!!!!!

  17. julia July 9, 2010 - 12:44 am

    look xxxjayxxx let me tell YOU something you don’t know what kind of hell HAS hear me HAS to go in to to impress that slag OKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • nick panton July 16, 2010 - 11:24 am

      you suck

  18. caktamu July 9, 2010 - 1:39 am

    it is movie nice
    wow wow wow wow
    edward bella
    wow wow

  19. jessika July 9, 2010 - 10:21 am

    hello my name is jessica. i’m french and i’m 14. i love twilight it’s a great movie.

  20. yee July 9, 2010 - 10:32 am

    i wish to be a vampires,,,,,,

    • shinelle July 9, 2010 - 7:29 am

      me too

      for real

  21. shinelle July 9, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    i love every thing about the twilight story it’s romantic some times i wish i was in bellas,some times i wish i was a VAMPIRE..LOL.. I can’t believes i’m saying this

  22. chili July 9, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    come on guys is great, but is just a movie. reality is reality and is outside the movie

  23. karina July 9, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    apotamkin…. it is real??? i want to know….

  24. yip yi ying
  25. Ayuu DR
  26. Beckie July 12, 2010 - 1:38 am

    it is movie nice.i love team!

  27. astha July 12, 2010 - 2:01 am

    is it all real?

  28. twilitey July 12, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    search google for vampires

  29. skrlata July 12, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    the cold one, edward is vampire, wats the is distint of jacob

  30. lililove July 13, 2010 - 8:18 am

    Who is TEam jacob?OMG!Who want’s to smell like a stinki dog!?Vampires are sooo cool ! love Edward Cullen!!!!turn me in to one!!:)

  31. twilightedwardlove1 July 13, 2010 - 8:21 am

    Who likes werwolfs?who want’s to stink like Jacob:a stinki dog with bad breath!!??I don’t.I’m team EDWARD because he’s soooooooo cute!!(love)Turn me in to a vampire!!:)

  32. He Zheng July 13, 2010 - 9:25 am

    i like new moon

  33. kajsa-stina åkerblom July 13, 2010 - 10:46 am

    I love eclipse!! it is the best movie I ever seen!
    I seen the movie three times at the cinema:D
    I love it!!

  34. julia July 13, 2010 - 11:27 am

    beautiful love story (twilight,new moon and eclipse)

  35. MiiMii(OUT GERMANY) July 13, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    i love so twilight.i´m the biggest fan of germany!!!!

  36. willia July 13, 2010 - 2:43 pm

    Dear twilight u are the most butiful pain full movi i have ever seen and i wanted ta say that all your movies jakeup and edward um keep it up and one of u eill git bella um see your next movie first and I will be thank ful if I can tell u gies in person that um i woul love to tell u what the next movie can be named so txtme back love willia bella u shoul just give it up u will never know who would be better for u jakeup or edward I think that u should take a brake from both gies and find out who u love the best and um be coumfortable with how you felt safe around for a long

  37. willia July 13, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    time sorry they did not let finish but i am a wolf personbut also a vampier person a maybe u should date edward becauase he kep u safe for a long time and he is a really nice men and u should go for your dream date i mean it is your life and have a good one love willia annett hill bye love u.

  38. Dana Seenath July 13, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    i love vampires……Edward if he haz a chance to change me it wid be the right thing to my part unlike a wolf they feel there faster than vampires buh they not faster than this vampire!!!!

  39. willia July 13, 2010 - 10:18 pm

    dear twilight u are the most perfic l;

  40. Barack July 14, 2010 - 4:54 am


    • nick panton July 15, 2010 - 11:24 am

      i am a boy and 11 years old.every edward fan wishes he was real.if any of your freinds say edward sucks,make fun of the

  41. Moonlight July 14, 2010 - 9:19 am

    Are you team Edward or team Jacob? Let us know HERE. :)

    • nick panton July 16, 2010 - 11:18 am

      im 11 and a edward.please reply to nick panton.#43

  42. LoveEdward. July 15, 2010 - 9:13 am

    Team edward ofcourse =)

  43. nick panton July 15, 2010 - 11:18 am

    im an 11 year old boy and im on team edward. i want to be a vampire. i wrote stories about me being a vampire. i am reading breaking dawn over and over again and i am going to every movie. like denna seenath said i want to be changed into a vampire……. p.s. alice is hot

  44. willia July 15, 2010 - 11:27 pm

    twilight is like the most theam movie it might not make the most money but i say dont give up on it just vote for it if u want to or watch it more and more and more money will add to it see ifi watch it more then twiligt will be more famous well i all ready watch it every night every single part123cant wait for pasrt 4 5 6 7 8 9 all the way until they die gotta go see ya

  45. Angel
  46. Anna July 16, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    I Lave Edward cullen e Bella Swan Cullen.

  47. Louise July 17, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Yayy, GO TEAMM EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. chrissie July 17, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    if there is anyone out there who looks, talks or treats a girl the way that edward cullen does, you can give me a call! And, Jacob might have an alright body, but his face reminds me of a 12 year old and tbh, I’m not exactly into the whole cougar thing (quote from Bella in New Moon).
    I can’t believe we have to wait until next summer to see only the first half of Breaking Dawn! its a good job i know what to expect in the film already, otherwise i’d be going nuts by now, trying to figure it all out!!

  49. zul July 19, 2010 - 1:16 am

    o..well,twiligth is the best movie i ever watch ,and hopefully it will get the awarded,may god blest you all….bella ,you are the best,and jacob,my favourite character of the movie.

  50. Kayla July 19, 2010 - 3:32 am

    TEAM EDWARD, anyone on Team Jacob is a total fail because edward and bella are together forever, they get married and have a child and are vampires together. and jacob looses because edward gets bella, and its extremley creepy that jacob imprintes on thier baby!

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