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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. kasandra November 19, 2010 - 3:52 am

    i love twilight movie so much… and i love Robbert as Edward Cullen too…
    i have the CD from the first until the last!
    i watch the CD from over and over and over……

  2. Jayani November 22, 2010 - 5:32 am

    I just love it…..well too much I think

  3. Moonlight November 27, 2010 - 9:22 am

    Wow, that wasn’t even remotely accurate. You need to do better research and learn to spell if you’re going to lie, because people much smarter than you will figure out you’re a fake.

  4. beyza November 27, 2010 - 10:45 am

    ben beyza türküm robert pattison ile kristen stwart hayranıyım hayran denilmek az kalır inanılmaz bir şekilde kelimelere dökemeyeceğim bir şekilde yalvarırım ya ankara ya istanbul ya trabzon yada türkiyenin herhangi bir yerine gelin

  5. rokrişeb November 27, 2010 - 10:47 am

    kristen stawart ve robert pattisonu türkiyeye bekliyoruz

  6. sandra November 27, 2010 - 12:26 pm

    I love edward who do u love edward or jacob

  7. morgan December 4, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    twight is awsom i love bella swan i cant wait to see breaking dawn <3 <3 rock on twight

  8. mad skillz December 5, 2010 - 2:35 am

    why do people think its just a myth.
    well……face z fact they r real considering z fact tht…………..

  9. rahat chutiya December 7, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    I am the Vampire.
    Say whatever u wanna say coz u guys are gonna perish im gonna drink ur blood till last drop all i wanna say is

    die bitch
    bhag teri ma ki bhag

  10. armando December 9, 2010 - 7:19 am

    I love team edward!!!!

    best of the best…!:D

    • Spider-man June 18, 2012 - 2:04 pm

      i do to i just hate vampires

  11. armando December 9, 2010 - 7:20 am

    yeh this is the bessssst…!

  12. M@ri December 9, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    Vampires……..))))))) fairy tales))))))))))))

    • heidi January 27, 2011 - 10:56 am

      its not a fairy tale. vampires are real. i should know.

      • Nikki February 1, 2011 - 5:52 pm

        Wow Heidi, REALLY?????? You should know hmmmmmmm

  13. ++++++++++++++++++++ December 15, 2010 - 12:58 am

    I don’t care about vampires, apotamkin, or the cold ones I only care about wolves.

    • heidi January 27, 2011 - 10:57 am

      i care about vampires more. my brothers a wolf, buts hes a stupid one. at least thats what i think.

      • trinity January 28, 2011 - 6:42 pm

        thats crazy girl

      • Nikki February 1, 2011 - 5:57 pm

        Heidi,

        How old are you?? like 13?? maybe you should seek some help, I think your obsession with the Twilight movies are clouding your ability to think rationally. For one, supposedly vampires and Lycans (werewolves) are sworn enemies so for you to basically lead us to believe you are vampire and your brother is a wolf is just plain crazy.

  14. ania December 15, 2010 - 4:03 am

    this is good but can be best. you just need to add more stories about vampires.stories or real news

    • Moonlight December 15, 2010 - 11:53 am

      We have hundreds of stories about vampire myths and more

  15. anjela December 15, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    interesante ok

  16. GiH Cullen December 22, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    eu não sei se acredito nisso mas eu gostaria que fosse real mesmo!!! amo a história se alguem ai virar um vampiro me transformem …srsrrsrsrs

  17. Lera December 23, 2010 - 3:02 am

    The Cold One:Vampires, his realy?

    • chloe December 23, 2010 - 10:28 pm

      VAMPIRES ARE REAL I LOOKED ON YOUTUBE I SAW VAMPIRE BITS ON PEOPLE SO VAMS ARE REAL

      • invader twilight December 29, 2010 - 11:25 am

        haha u make me laugh…ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! there is no such thing as vamps that “vampire” u saw “biting a person” was just an insane person who needs to go to rehab or a crazy house.

        • samuel January 7, 2011 - 10:46 am

          sure they are real

          • hasnaa January 17, 2011 - 12:40 pm

            how do u know

        • Alisse Cullen January 8, 2011 - 3:50 pm

          well, you don’t think the vampires are axist?? Come on, do you now the one of them writes right now in this web…. and waches me, how i right this??

        • Gazalicious January 26, 2011 - 4:48 pm

          oh yea I wud like one 2 come an bite u den I sure hope u will tell us wen it happens

          • Gazalicious January 26, 2011 - 4:50 pm

            yea he’s a hottie but did u look at Jacob closely he is awesomely sexy

      • Alisse Cullen January 8, 2011 - 3:46 pm

        what did you so on youtube??? can you tell me the Website?

  18. anita December 23, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    esta super bueno The Cold One Apotalamkin sigan a si COM LAS PELICULAS DE CREPUSCULO Y LUNA NUEVA Y ECLIPSE Y AMANECER QUE DICEN QUE ESTA DE INPACTO

    • anita December 23, 2010 - 6:58 pm

      me gusta las peliculas de vampiros

  19. lemon December 25, 2010 - 10:31 pm

    this is true but how would any one know if vampires are real or not. they are supposed to keep there kind a secert. you should never belive every thing you see on youtube. you should also never pick sides because boyh sides have something every chould use. vampires have speed and wolves have a real life and can sun beth in public so think twice before choosing.

    think about it.

    • Alisse Cullen January 8, 2011 - 3:44 pm

      well, what’s so bad on youtube???

  20. JBlover December 27, 2010 - 10:54 am

    I love Vampires and edward cullen well all the cullens,i also really like bella
    and how she acts so…..yeah……..

    • vampiregurl23 December 31, 2010 - 3:24 pm

      Totally agree w u I luv them

      • Alisse Cullen January 8, 2011 - 3:42 pm

        i agree to you, too!!! I love all the cullens, edward….

        • ,POOJA January 15, 2011 - 1:42 am

          ARE U BELIEVE IN VAMPIRES?? DO U HAV ANY EXPERIENCE,JUST SHARE IT……………….

        • hannah February 7, 2011 - 4:56 pm

          Edward Collin is so cute / adorable!!

  21. invader twilight December 29, 2010 - 11:29 am

    i wish i was a werewolf, i would NEVER give up my fam for immortallity and i do like wat the cullens do..but i do not like vampires

    • hannah February 7, 2011 - 4:58 pm

      me neither but the Collins are cool!! Jacob is even better!! Jacob takes off his shirt in most of the seances!!

  22. vamps rule! December 30, 2010 - 11:28 am

    vampires do exsist ,but those are the people who have problems . the people they name vampires are just people that have a sickness and they kill people for blood but vampires like how the twilight saga are not real ! its just a sickness

  23. weronisiaa95 December 31, 2010 - 8:18 am

    ja niewiem czy to prawda ze wampiry naprawde istnieja ale jedno wiem na pewno. .Film czy ksiązke mocno przedobrzyli.stala sie moda na wampiry a szczegulnie na zmierzch. Fani,,wampirów,, są obrzydzeni tymi wersjami mi osobiście podoba sie film zmierzch.Jest tam wie;le romantyzmu przyjażni zaufania i oczywiście milości.
    I to mi sie wlasnie w tej ksiązce czy filmie podoba .Niejest glownym wontkiem krew wampiry i śmierć tylko wlasnie milośc i mama nadzieeje że bedzie wiecej takich ksiązek i filmów.

  24. Jenny December 31, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    Vampires are real and they are also called the cold one if you did not know.

    • Alisse Cullen January 8, 2011 - 3:37 pm

      you right, they’re exist!!! Than we need be carefull, becouse we now that…..

  25. marry January 3, 2011 - 6:49 pm

    hello everyone i wish these things where real like vampiers and also iwish the doctor was real becouse i just wont to know whats it like to travel around the world okay thank you for reading.

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  28. cecelia cullen January 4, 2011 - 11:01 pm

    who knows really about vampires ? no-one , ! point-blank-period like thats it ! so we just dwell on the ideas of the authors , but seriously if by chance there was a way i could become a vampire like edward or bill i would take the chance ! but i wouldnt want to become a ugly bloodsucking creature because thats a real monster !!

  29. Tijana…xD January 5, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    My vampires is Jacob. I mean Taylor….xD

    • camila cullen January 5, 2011 - 5:14 pm

      vs acredita em vampiros

      • camila cullen January 5, 2011 - 5:16 pm

        pois eu sou uma não acredito então me visite e eu vou te morder e chupar o seu sangue

    • nomie January 9, 2011 - 4:10 am

      Taylor is not a vampire he is a wolf

  30. camila cullen January 5, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    meu nome é camila cullen sou fãm de crepúsculo é afirmo sou uma vampira

  31. yasmin January 6, 2011 - 12:21 pm

    it is quite facinating ……but is this real, do they even exist in reality?

    • kloey smith February 6, 2011 - 6:42 pm

      sum say so

  32. elizabeth January 7, 2011 - 11:14 am

    ok a mi me encanta crepusculo es como mi marca personal me en canta como robert actua robert para mi es un actor fantastico y tambien lo quiero es guapo bueno de taylor es tambien gauapo fuerte pero lo que mas me gusta de taylor es que en la peli es un hobre lobo

  33. Jane January 7, 2011 - 11:34 am

    i saw many films about vampire and these books did not good. But i think vampire are a scary and they drink human blade. Yes, that may be truth. So if exist a some chance with man who drink blade is this possible?yes. So tell me vampire doesn´t exist the teori is man or women may drink own blade and we will cool they like vampire.

  34. maria January 7, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    k chido vampirs

  35. devika January 8, 2011 - 10:49 am

    my feet n hands are so cold n if isee blood i feel tempted to drink it even mine so im a vampire?

    • Alisse Cullen January 8, 2011 - 3:32 pm

      That can be truth, but i don’t talk vhit you becouse you can be…… never minde…

    • heidi January 27, 2011 - 1:00 pm

      kinda. its not just having cold hands. if your eyes sometimes change. not all the time though. and if you get hungry alot and human food isnt enough. and blood is the thing that fills your stomach. thats how it is with me and my friend.

  36. Alisse Cullen January 8, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    Edvard is very handsome, but he is too old for me….:*

  37. Mary January 9, 2011 - 9:56 am

    Vapmires exist . i’m a vampire .
    i’m not kidding .

    • Jasper January 14, 2011 - 8:36 am

      good. will u bite me??
      hhh

      • Mary January 16, 2011 - 10:23 am

        I can’t ….

        Blood ….. if i gonna to bite then … you know what i mean

        • kloey smith February 6, 2011 - 6:36 pm

          bite me pleez find the will to stop pleez im begin u

    • heidi January 27, 2011 - 1:01 pm

      i am too. what animals can you turn into. :)

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  39. jacqui January 11, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    las pelis de vanpiros son geniales

  40. Maddie January 11, 2011 - 8:26 pm

    Are vampires really alive……. Well undead still today. After reading the twilight series and the vampire academy series all i dream about are vampires..but the truth needs to come out. Is there such amazingly beautiful and dangerous creatures?

    • heidi January 27, 2011 - 1:01 pm

      YEES. i am one

  41. deja January 12, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    i love vampires i mean it :) lovvvvvvveeeeee

    • heidi January 27, 2011 - 1:02 pm

      i do too. well i should i am one. its tough though.

  42. Thin Ei Khin January 14, 2011 - 4:24 am

    I saw many films. But I like Twilight very much. It’s so cool. Th Vampire……….

  43. Sophie January 16, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    Omg I love that doll and I want to no if they r real

  44. Hector January 17, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    niceeeeee….

  45. sarah January 17, 2011 - 10:07 pm

    I LOVE TEAM EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HES FUNKIN HOT…..

  46. shantell January 22, 2011 - 2:49 am

    I want to know r they real?

    • heidi January 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

      vampires or werewolves. both are real

  47. maddy January 22, 2011 - 1:05 pm

    r they real?????

    • heidi January 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

      they both are. vampires and werewolves

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  49. szidonia January 23, 2011 - 3:40 am

    szerintem nem csak mese

  50. kassyiiiii!!!!!! January 26, 2011 - 6:56 pm

    vampires are awsome!!!!!!

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