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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. udara January 27, 2011 - 8:48 am

    even in buddism jathaka tales has mentioned about vampires

  2. samanta yeims January 27, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    jajaja…… y si les digo que yo soy una apotamkin o la fria yo si existo jajajajaja….
    y me encanta la sangre de humanos especial mente de jovenes ……….

  3. involved January 29, 2011 - 6:48 pm

    Vampires DO NOT exist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    But there are sick people and this disease makes them ugly and vulnerable. There is no excess capacity, only disorders.

  4. cristina scumpica February 3, 2011 - 6:14 am

    nu fiti asa siguri ca nu exista poata sun vampiri poate nu nu aveti de unde sa stiti

  5. yomna February 3, 2011 - 6:35 am

    i love the vampires but i don t like the wolves

  6. TRak February 3, 2011 - 10:27 am

    what the *** !!! U just waste ur time debating about so childish bullshit …I have nothing againts Twilight’s fans ‘coz i like the saga too….It’s just that believing in the existence of vampires is a boundless imagination…too overflowing imagination

  7. rafia rahman February 5, 2011 - 2:04 pm

    vampires;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;combination of strength & mistry & romance

  8. kloey smith February 6, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    omg i realy dont think its fair that she made it up

  9. wika sara February 8, 2011 - 9:54 am

    pingin tau kelanjutan cerita vampire ni

  10. Vanessa February 8, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    it’s a pity that I’m not a vampire

  11. Vanessa February 8, 2011 - 2:00 pm

    i love them crazy!

  12. roman blood February 9, 2011 - 2:53 am

    i think vampires are true… i do belive it because of my thoughts, how can stephanie meyer, do books without any ideas about the main characters on the story….

    juxt thought… :]] o.19
    signing ofF :]]

  13. rose February 9, 2011 - 4:40 pm

    i have seen the three parts from twillight but i was not a beliver then i watched vampire diaries it seemed the same story but altille bit diffrent then after few days i started searching maybe there are real vampires but we can not know them i saw that there a lant againest vampires called ferfain and they can not walk in sun except with magical rings there are really difference between vampire diaries and twillight it is said that werewolves are servents of the moon and the vampires are the servents of the sun

  14. paige skidmore February 11, 2011 - 6:53 am

    I love edward and twilight i always watch it, i am watching it right now ‘Twilight eclipse’ xx

    • Vanessa February 11, 2011 - 10:43 am

      i wish i could have Bella’s life

  15. adrianna February 12, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    heidi u arent a vampire ok ur just ubsested ok just stop ok im one im pale and i have long teeth i think i got bit last night im scared i cant see my self in the mirror i have to look pretty for skool but i cant see and i shine wen the sun comes up and hedi ur not one last night i fell on the floor and i drank all my blood i dont now y but i did but heidi ur not a vampire U R NOT A VAMPIRE HEIDI iam and ill come get u in a second

    • london February 16, 2011 - 5:41 pm

      u are so stupid u aint a vampire eather duh even a retard would know that

      • scarlet February 18, 2011 - 10:48 am

        IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HEIDI IS NOT A VAMPIRE WHY ARE YOU EADING THIS AND WHY ARE YOU DRINKING YOUR OWN BLOOD AND YOU ARE SAYING THAT YOUR SKIN IS PALE AND YOUR TEETH IS LONG SO WHAT YOUR JUST AN ORDINARY GIRL JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. GET THE PICTURE?

        • alice March 19, 2011 - 5:32 pm

          scarlet UR totaly rite. It is so stupid if a vampire drinks its own blood and then says that their not a vampire. really!!??

          • jenny June 28, 2011 - 6:30 pm

            i know that is kindaa stupid of it cause if it drinks it’s own blood then wouldn’t die or some thing like that 0.o

      • habiba June 16, 2011 - 9:48 am

        the vampires are sick (PCT) i swear and you are not a vampire if you a realy vampire get the pictrue you are so loser

    • prince February 22, 2011 - 6:21 am

      alas i am a vampire

      • miranda March 8, 2011 - 12:10 am

        ??? ur joking rite????

      • alice March 19, 2011 - 5:34 pm

        u r a vampire, I’m a warewolf I can’t belive it , its amazing

        • jenny June 28, 2011 - 6:33 pm

          do u hate vampires????????????????????

    • Myriah March 2, 2011 - 5:32 pm

      just seems like your obsessed as well, I’m on Team Jacob, but I like vampires, as well. I’m a werewolf, because i like Jacob,a nd hate vampires, a lot, but still like them.

      -Rayna Cullen

      • Mary March 7, 2011 - 12:03 pm

        i’m a vampire
        And in real life we don’t hate werewolfes !!!

        • miranda March 8, 2011 - 12:03 am

          do u really believe ur a vamp. ??

        • Vanessa April 2, 2011 - 9:12 am

          YOUR NOT A GOD DAMN VAMPIRE DUMB STUPID IDIOT. YOUR JUST OBSESSED.

          • dcalbrand April 5, 2011 - 6:09 pm

            its all just fun

    • ****************** May 24, 2011 - 10:58 am

      SO WHAT UR SKIN IS PALE.
      SO WHAT UR TEETH ARE SHARP.
      EVERYBODY THINKS THAT VAMPIRES HAVE SHARP TEETH COLD SKIN AND PALE FACES.
      BUT NOBODY ACTULY KNOW WHAT A VAMPIRE LOOKS LIKE NOT UNLESS U HAVE SEEN ONE!!!!

      (witch by the way nobody has cos they dotn exist!!)

  16. hannah February 13, 2011 - 3:56 pm

    you guys act like idiots

  17. morganna/bites February 16, 2011 - 11:45 am

    im a vampire actually ALL YOU WEIRDOS pretending you a vampire im the real did i kiss my vamp boy friends all the time so shut up before i hunt you down and drain every drop of blood from your body ,”,

    • london February 16, 2011 - 5:43 pm

      you aint one either and anyone who acts like that we dont have to shut up

    • jess poingdestre March 13, 2011 - 1:20 pm

      seriously i dont believe in vampires but if you can prove to me they are real maybe i will believe in them !! ?

      • aditya sharma March 24, 2011 - 7:12 am

        yaaaa i am a vampire

        • isabella June 25, 2011 - 2:16 pm

          ha ha ha ha ha funnyyyyyyyyyyyy………………..

      • habiba June 16, 2011 - 9:53 am

        me too

        • habiba June 16, 2011 - 2:49 pm

          me too i dont belive i want to see him if thy are real

    • tamiya proctor-bean March 14, 2011 - 12:59 pm

      are you realy a vampire or are you liying if you are then somthing is wrong with you frick. you are crazy

    • tamiya proctor-bean March 14, 2011 - 1:01 pm

      can hunt me down and turn me into a vampire please i,m asking you can you i will live my window open but bring a boy vampire.

  18. johnett aemilia fitzroy-cambry February 16, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    You know its a little offending all of you pretending to be what is so far ahead of you you cant even imagine touching it. If it was given to you and after a day you would give it back. Its not something you can just say i am a vampire and everything’s dandy. First off how surperuous you all are a vampire would only tell anyone he or she is a vampire for two reasons. One being he or she knew you wouldnt believe and they could go about their business and pretend it was just a joke. Second, if they were going to kill you in the end anyway. What you are all doing is obserd and i take this offensivly. I wish i could meet you all and i would show you what a real vampire is. We dont like being mocked we dont like being talked about as if our lives are grand we are no better nor worst than you only difference is our lives are extended. Oh and we are a little more humane then you humans if you could believe that. But be warned not all of us are so sweet. Some of us actually like to have fun tracking down “believers”.

    • mayii February 22, 2011 - 4:48 am

      hi..can i ask you some question..im just curious..i hope you’ll reply..

      • robert pattinson March 2, 2011 - 8:28 am

        sure

        • catarine March 13, 2011 - 2:07 am

          i like edward
          so handsome

          i love edward

        • svanna roberts April 10, 2011 - 2:48 pm

          hey how r u dong.

    • haah February 27, 2011 - 3:45 pm

      haha you are a vampire??

      Im a werewolf! ill kick your ass! haha

    • SNAK3 March 13, 2011 - 7:09 pm

      Nice “believers” , I believe so… whats gonna` happen.

    • Alex Salvtore April 3, 2011 - 12:35 pm

      are you a real vampire or are you a lie ???

    • isabella June 25, 2011 - 2:26 pm

      actually u may be right we dnt have the right to mock on any kind of species. but dere is nothing lyk vampires and werewolves. these are all old myths. there is no scientific clarification of there existence and the movies we see lyk twilight and others these are made only for our entertainment, to fanticize us and nothing else. i actualy dnt want to see any vampire in my lyf coz i knw if dey really do exist dey r not going to be sweeter. watever u al guys knw its jst bcoz from d movies which we al see cum on so stop claiming dat i m a vampire. vampires wil nt use internet to clarify dere identity. everybody knws dat. pls stop talkin nonsense dey dnt exist. it was jst a gud movie and evn i liked it too bcoz of edward

  19. rehan February 17, 2011 - 10:17 am

    i like

  20. Kuntal Dutta February 19, 2011 - 10:21 am

    What is this all about!

  21. ISABELLA SWAN CULEN February 20, 2011 - 6:00 pm

    ВАМПИР Я ТЕБЯ ЖДУ ПРИДИ ЗА МНОЙ!

    • jenny June 29, 2011 - 3:30 pm

      u must really dum and i want to know y u ddeleted my little comment

      • Moonlight June 29, 2011 - 6:22 pm

        No flaming other readers.

  22. Annmarie Corona February 24, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    I LOVE EDWARD AND FUCK BELLA SHE SUCKS AT ACTING SORRY BUT THE TRUTH HURTS LIKE BIG TIME JA.!!!!!!

  23. team jacob February 26, 2011 - 1:46 pm

    we all know that edword SUCKS and that jacob is the fowling-awesome hot not a stupid vamp team jacob bitch!!!!

    • Savannah February 28, 2011 - 6:46 pm

      Edward ROCKS + THAT’S NOT HOW YOU SPELL Edward

    • Savannah March 2, 2011 - 8:34 am

      “TEAM EDWARD YOU LITTLE BITHCH BURN IN HELL WITH JACOB”!!

      • LoveJacob March 2, 2011 - 11:19 am

        you burn in Hell with Edward!!!! Go team Jacob!!!

        • Linsey March 17, 2011 - 11:26 pm

          Ya wat now go jacob

          • Brooke April 22, 2011 - 9:40 pm

            omg your on jacob’s side wow!

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  25. skylar March 1, 2011 - 7:42 am

    team edward. I Love him.

  26. lil’pechii March 1, 2011 - 3:43 pm

    vampires are FAKE and vampire my rump

    • Brooke April 23, 2011 - 7:19 pm

      I do not belive in vanpires do any of you pep”s not belive in vanpires?

  27. Rob March 3, 2011 - 7:59 am

    Hey… Its me again Rob I’ve some question.. Do you all believe that vampires exist and wolves?? But they don’t but you can always believe that they are exist .

    Have a nice day … Rob

  28. robert March 4, 2011 - 8:21 am

    Hi!! Its me rob again I’m wonder if you all like twilight?
    answer please.

    rob

    • tamiya proctor-bean March 14, 2011 - 1:05 pm

      yes i love twilight alot

    • dcalbrand April 5, 2011 - 6:12 pm

      i love watching it

    • heather April 26, 2011 - 6:17 pm

      love twilight

    • christine June 1, 2011 - 7:28 am

      hi robert i really like twilight it is a fantastic film…. :D <3 <3

    • Sem June 1, 2011 - 8:02 am

      best movie ever, even for a harry potter fan like me, it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Farabienne June 6, 2011 - 8:08 am

        JAA, da hast du recht:
        Ich finde den film genial:D:D:D Ich bin auch ein harry potter fan, und dass war was völlig neues und(also twilight war was neues) und ich finde es spitze:D:D:D

  29. NENI EKA YULIANA March 5, 2011 - 7:42 am

    i LIKE EDWARD ,SO ROMANTIC…………..SO COOL…….SO HANDSOME…….

    • Myriah March 7, 2011 - 4:12 pm

      you are way off! Robert Pattinson AKA Edward Cullen, is GAY!

  30. mgm March 9, 2011 - 5:09 am

    you all are fucked in heads

    • >.> April 18, 2011 - 8:26 pm

      omfg i totally agree. its okay to love the way superstars look but dang! You all went coo-coo!!! I think you all should except the fact that the twilight saga is a damn fairy tale and u all should stop OBSESSING over robert Pattison and Taylor Laugnter. if you still believe this crazy shit then go read some cinderella stories…

      • isabella June 25, 2011 - 2:38 pm

        actually……….. the character edward cullen is a vampire played by robert pettinson. so robert is not a vampire. pls over obsessed ppl. open your eyes

  31. Namita March 13, 2011 - 3:57 am

    hey…r vampires clever enough 2 use d internet………just a passing thought!!!!

    • isabella June 25, 2011 - 2:35 pm

      dats wat i mentioned….

  32. michelle March 13, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    its a shame that all of you call names to those who love to make movies.your just all jelious,cause their rich and your poor.robert pattinson is my cousin actually 3rd cousin,and he isnt gay either.i met kirsten stewart/and taylor when filming newmoon.it was so awsome to see what really goes on behind the scenes of twlight/newmoon.so call it as you want….
    sincerly, kate

    • isabella June 25, 2011 - 2:40 pm

      nw u r also tryng to play with the emotions of ppl. y r u lyng???????????

  33. Johny March 14, 2011 - 10:31 am

    Hello. Can I ask?
    SOU Vampires real or not?
    Thank you for your answer

  34. lina March 15, 2011 - 10:20 am

    kolo kezeb ma tsad2o hal ashya2

  35. novampire March 15, 2011 - 12:03 pm

    hi everyone, can I ask you something? everyone believe twilight it’s not a real story its just a movie like any movie . no one in the world vampire. was a story from a lot of years it’s a real story name is dracula in Romania was a prince anyone make in his Country something wrong was kill him and drink his blood and the prince

  36. novampire March 15, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    dead no on the live now and no one in the world werewolf

  37. fabio March 17, 2011 - 4:25 am

    i wish i am a vampire

  38. fabio March 17, 2011 - 4:25 am

    i luv de lyf f a vampire

  39. novampire March 18, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    if you believe the vampire and werewolf tell me anything to make me believe.

  40. tempter March 24, 2011 - 10:43 am

    me love vamps. Hiya!

  41. Adnan March 26, 2011 - 7:21 am

    i m a vampire and love bella and i want to merry her.

    • isabella June 25, 2011 - 2:44 pm

      one of the over obsessed person thinking himself to be a vampire???????????? ha ha ha

  42. novampire March 27, 2011 - 9:58 am

    if you realy vampire tell me one thing to make me believe. came to get me or kill me !!!!!! I’m waiting you . realy you marry bella!!!!!!!!!! okay Congratulations

  43. You fucktards! March 30, 2011 - 3:03 am

    You are all a bunch of idiots. Do you realise that if a real vampire should exist, you make the ideal fishing pond? ARE YOU REALLY THIS STUPID? Go on, give em your names, give em your adresses while youre at it!! Really, reading this and other sites where idiots like you sign up and advertise your two brain cells makes me ache inside. THINK why would a real vampire have sympathy for O please turn me because my life is so shitty? because I want to be powerful? because I want to be strong? I advise all of you to look up the movie NEAR DARK on youtube, it is another vampire human love story. Type in Near dark bar scene. Have fun!
    Try growing a brain first before you mess with a thing that could kill you.
    Seriously, people, even faggy Twilight had a vamp in it that liked to hunt people down for sport. What was his name again? Oh.. duh… JAMES?
    And if you dont believe in vamps (who does, huh?), try imagine a human taking advantage of you, pretending to be a vamp.

  44. Constance March 30, 2011 - 3:30 am

    Do you want to know another vampire lovestory? Go look at the movie Near Dark on Youtube, it was made in the 80ies, when I was your age, and it is really good. Has a guy in it that I think is better looking than Edward and Jacob combined, too! O yeah, he’s a vampire! The movie starts a bit slow, but if you’re in a hurry and just want the gist of the thing, the best scene is in part 5, where they all go into a bar for a drink, and Mae tells Caleb she loves him. It’s really beautiful, really magical, and it shows you something about love, and life. Also, if you’re really into vampires, maybe you want to go read Anne Rice? Start with Interview with the vampire. They’re on Youtube too, in audiobook. Just tips.

    Hope you’ll all be well! Love!

  45. victoria April 5, 2011 - 10:30 am

    explain me and tell me who are you? the story is right ds vampires on the internet has more lies than truth, but if they do and I isit? Who am I? I shall go who never think your … ixixtencia many years and never seen so many lies about vampires! why so much history as fanatics? if you like vampires that much ask to be turned! Warned now!

    • isabella June 25, 2011 - 2:53 pm

      ho ho ho you r really talking lyk a vampire. but shit i dnt believe in it…

  46. novampire April 5, 2011 - 6:49 pm

    no one in the world vampire or werewolf this sentence not make me believe.

  47. Oci April 7, 2011 - 12:00 am

    Hey,vampire is not gay. Did you do with them?

  48. Nous Les Rockeuses April 8, 2011 - 9:38 am

    c stupide ts sa !!!
    les vampires n’existent pas et ils n’existeront jamais !! mattez le bien sur votre crane^^ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. joyce April 9, 2011 - 3:01 pm

    vampires are awsomeeee but the diffrence between them and real people that they know some much more than anybodyyy because they have an experience
    callll meeee crazy but i would date an vampire anyday and not date a real person

  50. cullen April 10, 2011 - 1:26 am

    we must love EDWARD CULLEN forever

    • jenny June 28, 2011 - 6:39 pm

      edward suckssssssssssss jacob is the hotest one on the movie

      *GO TEAM JACOB*

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