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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. Carle September 1, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    All vampire myths originate either from a religious background, disease or plain superstition. Some religions (mostly christian) state that you would be cursed with vampirism if you reject the church. Disease such as TB and rabies also spurred the myths. People with advanced TB will cough up blood leading to physician thinking that they drank blood. Rabies causes extreme thurst and physicians suggested that drinking human blood would cure you. Superstition played the biggest part. Vampires were created to scare people and keep them from having premarital sex ( as the babie of a woman who had premarital sex would turn into a vampire) or comitting suicide would cause you to become a vampire. IT DOES NOT, so dont try it. I dont believe that vampires ever existed in the manner that we think. Not like the movies we see. I do believe that there may have been some very sick people who drank blood because they believed that you obtain power from it. Drinking blood from a willing doner is probably ok I guess, but I dont believe drinking blood does anything physically or mentally.

    • pavara malinga September 3, 2010 - 7:53 am

      but all the nutrients travell in the blood stream.

      • Carle September 6, 2010 - 7:28 pm

        and those nutrients that travel in the blood steam comes from…. FOOD. All diseases also travel in the blood stream. So if you would like to test every person for AIDS and every other diseas before drinking their blood go ahead. or you could just drink it and hope you dont get it and spread it.

  2. charlie September 3, 2010 - 3:35 am

    yeah I agree

  3. tellez September 4, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    can you give information that dose not com fom the movie!! is it real!! or is it made up !!we need to now every thing i loook for 4 vimpiers is all baced on the movie!!

  4. andrea September 6, 2010 - 8:12 am

    soy del peru y mando saludos a todos de la peli eclipse

  5. andrea September 6, 2010 - 8:14 am

    me encanto la peli bella , edwar, el lobo y todo lo demas osea me encanto

  6. fiorella September 6, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    a mi me encanta la peli eclipce y todos lo personajes , bella,edward,y el lobo porque me gusta como hacen el personaje de lobo tambien de los vampiros porque son veloces y el lobo cuando se combierte.

  7. Vanessa Widget September 10, 2010 - 3:29 am

    As far as i know that being a vampire is cool,that’s because i believe in vampires cuz,i am a vampire too…We have no rule and i am not a monster and none can ever faind me,We are the Widgets…

  8. Suvi September 12, 2010 - 5:56 am

    Hei!

    Onko kukaan löytänyt sitä sivustoa, jossa Bella etsii ”todisteita” että onko Edward vampyyri. Mielelläni kävisin sitä sivua tutkimassa, ja muutakin.

    Se sivusto kiinnostaa minua :D

    • Chelsea December 5, 2010 - 11:57 pm

      Olen täysin samaa mieltä! Tätä minä olen myös hakee.

  9. inluvwithkstew
    • vampire September 25, 2010 - 5:43 am

      im a vampire and im on my way to get u

      • Ewalker00 October 23, 2010 - 10:46 am

        wow that is the best you can do

      • lemon December 25, 2010 - 10:32 pm

        that is so stupid

        • ELIZBETH DIAZI July 1, 2012 - 2:04 pm

          You are stupid too????????????????????????????????????

          • JAYA August 8, 2012 - 8:15 am

            IM THE TOP 1 VEMPIRE………

      • Issabella December 30, 2010 - 10:36 pm

        shut up *YOU KNOW NOTHING*

        • heidi January 28, 2011 - 10:45 am

          no one knows anything about my knid. what do you know

          • bella deen alt February 12, 2011 - 3:34 pm

            ok i ant starting a fite but vampires ant real were wolves might be but if they were they wouldunt change in to humen sooooo……… but i do think its lovely that u have such a big emagination but lets be honest vamps ANT real tho but if they were who would know …………………. but i still think its all just a big mith!! p.s teem jacob he is lushhhhh x

          • MEGHA March 31, 2012 - 11:02 am

            its all on your belief my dear,if you really do with your inner soul then you”ll find everything you want in your world. I DO BELIEVE THAT VAMPIRES EXIST AND I WILL FIND THEM ONE DAY IN MY LIFE!!

        • Nous Les Rockeuses April 8, 2011 - 9:40 am

          you sut up !!! he is right !!

        • Shreetama October 15, 2011 - 2:48 pm

          but i want to know everything about a vampire.please tell me everything about vampires origin and existence

      • samuel January 7, 2011 - 10:49 am

        hahaha

      • sarah January 17, 2011 - 10:04 pm

        im scaryed u r going to eat me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • sarah January 17, 2011 - 10:08 pm

          team edward bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Vanessa February 8, 2011 - 2:02 pm

            i absolutely agree with you

          • Savannah February 28, 2011 - 6:48 pm

            THANK YOU I’M TEAM EDWARD TOO WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER!!

          • doshaunda August 8, 2011 - 3:06 am

            im team jake up just saying

          • wolfgoddess November 3, 2012 - 3:42 pm

            oh heck no sarah team jacob

      • heidi January 27, 2011 - 2:10 pm

        too later already one

      • kloey smith February 6, 2011 - 6:31 pm

        bite me

        • kimberlee July 20, 2011 - 9:04 am

          noone wants to bite yall!!!!!

      • kloey smith February 6, 2011 - 6:53 pm

        bite meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

        • jenny June 28, 2011 - 6:41 pm

          nope sorry

        • katelyynnnnnnnnn July 30, 2011 - 11:22 pm

          if u wanna get bit…. go to forks ROFL

          • ryan August 20, 2011 - 5:10 am

            Who wont to go to Forks WA,wen you can just tell me to bite you.But the only way i will bite you is if you are 17 yo or older,with written permition
            ps i was brought acrost in november of 1819

          • ROMAA August 28, 2011 - 12:49 pm

            انا مش فاهمه اي حاجه انا بحب مصاصي الدماء جداا ومسعده اعمل اي حاجه علشان ابقي زيهم اي حاجه؟

            ؟؟؟؟؟؟؟

          • no vampire December 10, 2011 - 2:53 pm

            are you egyptian?
            pls tell me if you egyptian?!!!!!

          • omar June 18, 2012 - 10:03 am

            i am

          • Spider-man June 18, 2012 - 1:59 pm

            what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Spider-man June 18, 2012 - 2:01 pm

            i`m sexy and u know it hhhhaaaaaaaaaa

          • Naveen October 10, 2011 - 7:00 am

            very funny

          • ayla February 11, 2013 - 10:51 pm

            me to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • samantha stevens February 18, 2011 - 8:35 am

        bring it on

      • tamiya proctor-bean March 14, 2011 - 1:06 pm

        come get me tamiya

      • jennifermosely June 19, 2011 - 11:29 pm

        PLEASE.

      • danny cullen March 6, 2012 - 6:02 am

        ok come for me

      • diana March 11, 2012 - 7:04 am

        where can i get u i really want to be a vampire plez change me

      • halle March 10, 2013 - 6:06 pm

        oh my god nobody believes that stuff except kids

  10. helen September 15, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    can u give information that is real because vampires are acually a real creatures

    • murtaza awan September 19, 2010 - 8:43 am

      are you serious?i dnt thnk sooooooo………………………real ?

      • Ki Ki November 3, 2010 - 3:50 pm

        Don Henrie. Google him.

        • Kira November 23, 2010 - 2:18 am

          the idea that humans drink blood is real. the actual vampire tale is not. there’s a huge difference between the man that loved blood and actually drank humans or (sometimes) ate them, and the undead men that burn in the sun and are fragile to the Cross.

    • lol December 7, 2010 - 2:11 pm

      yer vampire bats

    • MEGHA March 31, 2012 - 11:07 am

      I too believe so

  11. laura September 16, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    OLA!! EU AMO A SAGA CREPUSCULO EU REALMENTE GOSTO POR CAUSA DO EDWARD PORQUE:ELE E UM GATO E EDUCADO E É UM AMOR EU AMO ELE !! I LOVE YOU EDWARD!!!!!! laura

  12. Kashari September 16, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    I love Twiltgh Saga Ecplipe so much i watch it all the time i have the 2th one on DVD Twiltgh New Moon. It is my Favorter Movie very in my family i love Edward is sooooooooo hotzzzzzzzz in sexyyyyyyyyyyy to me he is a good person him an Bella should have kids on the movie like a family good is good i love jabon that is my baby he is sexyyyyyyyy in hottttttt to.

    • Savannah February 28, 2011 - 6:50 pm

      JACOB IS NOT HOT!!!!!!! I ‘M IN LOVE WITH EDWARD SO BACK UP CHICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • kimberlee July 20, 2011 - 9:06 am

        watever he is mine little girl <3

  13. alexa September 20, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    es muy buena^`

  14. vampire September 25, 2010 - 5:46 am

    i love sexyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy edward i just wanna f…..u…cc…..k……. him sexy sexy sexy

    • xxclairexx October 5, 2010 - 10:46 am

      snap he is the fitest guy in da world

    • #1 twilight lover November 4, 2010 - 1:09 pm

      EDWARD SUCKS!!!!!!

      • beccacullen xoxo November 11, 2010 - 1:07 pm

        screw you!

    • armando December 9, 2010 - 7:15 am

      fuck you !

      get hell out there…just bella.
      she so…!

  15. Claudia alvarado
  16. laura September 27, 2010 - 8:03 am

    ola!!Eu so queria falar que eu me identifico muito com a bella pr 2 motivos:eu e ela somos timidas e 2 coisa eu e ela AMAMOS O EDWARD DE PÁIXAO!!!bom MAIS EU QUERO DIZER QUE EU AMO SAGA E QUE a saga e a minha vida!!!!!!!
    I LOVE YOU SAGA CREPUSCULO laura

  17. nick cullen ( 11 year old boy) October 1, 2010 - 9:48 am

    beebee you idiot. edward is better. if i was a vampire i would hunt you down. team edward

    • xxclairexx October 6, 2010 - 2:33 pm

      do you watch the twilight movies

      • Lyssa October 30, 2010 - 7:09 pm

        Yes i luv Edward!!!

    • #1 twilight lover November 4, 2010 - 1:07 pm

      BOOOOOOO!Edward left Bella to die AND he knew that Victoria was out to get her.DAAAAAAAAAAA. GO TEAM JACOB!!!!!!!!

      • beccacullen xoxo November 11, 2010 - 1:09 pm

        he didnt leave her to die, he was doing the best thing for her and letting her have a normal human life, but then JACOB with his stupid werewolf rabies comes along and ruins everything and just does not give up!!!!!!!!! haha, she chose edward anyway and jacon had to go for a kid that was A DAY OLD. perv much?!?!?!?!?!

        • Hannah November 18, 2010 - 6:44 pm

          look here chica team Edward or who ever you r going 4 team Jacob will always b the winner and i have to say my self Edward is gorgeous!!but i go team Jacob.

          • sketty101 November 25, 2010 - 9:46 pm

            you go gurl
            nw dats wat am tlkin’ ’bout

          • nanaree November 28, 2010 - 3:55 pm

            i agree i think jacob is bettter because he can give her up and wait for her that is true love

          • Shreetama October 15, 2011 - 2:51 pm

            noooooo edward is better than jacob in all ways and its final and true

  18. marizza diaz October 2, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    hola¡¡¡ esta genial la peli la neta me enkanta ya estoy desesperada por que salga
    amanecer me mueroO¡¡
    ze lOzz juro¡¡¡¡¡

  19. srishti cullen October 4, 2010 - 3:02 am

    hey edward iam a great fan of urs when i saw u as a vampire i want 2 bcom a vampire grl 4 u my hubby hubby

  20. claire October 4, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    I LOVE EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS SO SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • bitch October 5, 2010 - 9:17 am

      hi jongens edward is alleen van die mariposa. dus back off.

      • xxclairexx October 5, 2010 - 11:34 am

        what say that again

  21. xxclairexx October 4, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    TEAM EDWARD ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! me and morgaine lv twilight it iz the bst flm eva madexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  22. xxclairexx October 5, 2010 - 10:39 am

    when i saw jacob in the first film i hated the fact he had long hair but in twilight new moon OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i couldnt chose between them i love edward but in real life he is not as cute as jacob

    • Lee Ga Eul October 22, 2010 - 12:21 am

      Me Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. xxclairexx October 5, 2010 - 11:42 am

    OMG who do you love the most EDWARD or JACOB give your answer

    • Lyssa October 30, 2010 - 7:11 pm

      Edward

      • sketty101 November 25, 2010 - 3:41 pm

        edward is not as hot as jacob
        team jacob!!!!!!!!!!

        • sandra November 27, 2010 - 12:31 pm

          nope edward is better
          team edward!!!!!

          • nanaree November 28, 2010 - 3:57 pm

            nope team jacob is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Michelle December 7, 2010 - 5:22 pm

            Ya go team Edward!

        • samantha stevens February 18, 2011 - 8:39 am

          yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee go team rosalie hail

        • Shreetama October 15, 2011 - 2:52 pm

          edward is the best so go team edward……………………..

  24. ashi October 10, 2010 - 8:59 am

    i reall trust on such things as i have feel it , i have balive it, and also i saw and live in it

  25. bruna October 10, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    eu amo a saga crepuscusculo quem é que nao adora só quem nao assistiuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  26. ece October 14, 2010 - 9:14 am

    vampirleri çok seviyorum hele edwardı

    • samantha stevens February 18, 2011 - 8:37 am

      i am truly a vampier im not joking i am is cold as ice i sleep in a colfin and i feed on human flesh

      • Moonlight February 18, 2011 - 9:56 am

        That would make you a cannibal, not a vampire.

  27. rucajnela October 16, 2010 - 7:42 am

    i like a vampir haw cen a be e vampir?i realy wont have to be a vampire

  28. GVANCA October 17, 2010 - 8:19 am

    hi.i em georgian.i.em not nou english.bat i nou-i love you twilight!!!!!!! end love you the vampires!!!!!minda vampiri viyo.es daan magari iqneba.tu arsebobt vampirebo icodet me aq var da mzad var shemogiertdet nebismier fasad.ra vqna aseti var. READ PLEES!!!!

  29. berna October 20, 2010 - 10:29 am

    edwırd ece deli sen güzel ve akıllı aşkım seni seviyoruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum

  30. jazzritz October 20, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    please said to me if you find bella`s searching i know the cold one apotamkin

  31. Lee Ga Eul October 22, 2010 - 12:20 am

    I know Twilight!

    It’s very Interesting

    • edward is the best November 4, 2010 - 10:03 pm

      twilight rox but go team Edward not Jacob

  32. Ewalker00 October 23, 2010 - 10:46 am

    Hey did you know there are a lot of vampires out there! I t is weird knowing that isn’t it. I think so to i am watching twilight and I

  33. javier October 23, 2010 - 10:58 am

    are vamps real

  34. nindya October 28, 2010 - 10:51 pm

    i love cold one and twilig , new moon , eclips and braking down

  35. MMIINNKK
  36. leo October 29, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    Let us be!!! Just stop acting like we’re the bad ones…

  37. Barbara October 29, 2010 - 6:12 pm

    Eu simplesmente amooo a Saga Twilight de coração!!!
    Eu daria tudo pra um dia encontrar um cara igual ao Edward Cullen, vampiro e tudo mesmo. Será que um dia eu acho? Espero que sim, se não eu vou sair e procurar um Vampiro por aí!!

  38. Barbara October 29, 2010 - 6:13 pm

    Vampiros que me mordam, rsrs

  39. Barbara October 29, 2010 - 6:14 pm

    ou melhor, Edward que me morda!!

  40. Lyssa October 30, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    Who love twilight? i love it!!!

  41. TWILIGHT fan #1 October 31, 2010 - 7:56 am

    oh my god!twilight it’s my favourite mivie!chiar azi l-am revazut pe dvd pt a nu stiu cata oara!!!!i love saga twilight,but i don’t watch new moon and eclipse!!sper sa le vad in curand!!!!i love edward and bella!!!!good luck!!!

  42. #1 twilight lover November 4, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    I LOVE TWILIGHT! I have a Twilight poster in my locker this very minute. GO TEAM JACOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sarah January 17, 2011 - 10:10 pm

      I HATE TEAM JACOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE TEAM EDWARD

  43. Jaquelin November 6, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    I love twilight so much because Edward Cullen is so cute I have already seen New Moon,and eclipse next I am going to see breaking dawn.

  44. Jaquelin November 6, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    Ilove twilight Edward is so cute he is mine because I am going to be a vampire

  45. twilightforever November 8, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    I love twilight because its a really intresting vampire love story

  46. Zverek November 10, 2010 - 6:53 pm

    I think vampire is real. In any inventions, there is an element of truth.

  47. titi November 11, 2010 - 9:43 am

    holaaaaaaaaaa. me fascina ver crepusculo quisiera que nunca dejaran de hacer pelis estan fabulosas aunque tengo una duda xq en el blog hay un video donde edward quiere morder a bella y la peli se llama sol de medianoche sera la pelicula 4?????????????????????????????????????????????

  48. Adriana Gouveia November 13, 2010 - 3:42 pm

    I love Robert Pattinson… Good actor…. Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) is my
    favorite Actor… Bye.

  49. Zowie Lenard November 14, 2010 - 8:44 pm

    Yeah hi there..this is directed at who ever posted this article…Where did you get the apotampkin images in this article????? The image you used is my design from my Deviantart account…why didnt you ask permission before using it?????

  50. HUMAN November 16, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    i love twilight saga eclipse and i can’t wait to see breaking down. JACOB is a good actor, go on team JACOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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