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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!

830 replies on “Apotamkin or rather, The Cold One”

i love you vamps,quileutes legends i love am dracula history very good.
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hey everyone no one told me or came to get me from the vampire I told you is not rely it’s just movies .

I suggest you stop mocking people for their poor grammar and spelling when yours is JUST as bad. I can barely understand half of your comments.

You know a movie with a turn to SAGA? Dusk. Saga. New Moon, Twilight. Saga.Zatmenie, Twilight. Saga.Rassvet and simply dusk. I think vampires apotamkiny there! I want to like this film to give his life for a loved one. And just like in the movie. Bella, Edward = ♥

If you realy belive in vampires why do all the books describe them differently and how do you now when your vampire? You dont now how they look!! They could be white but what if a person from Jamicia got bitten how would the person look? Would it be white dont think sow all peopel are difrent even if they are a vampire, wareulf or a normal human bean.

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solo quiero decir que ciempre me he sentido como si no encajara en este mundo busco ciempre mesclarme en algun gupo pero nada es como si me sintiera fuera de lugar quisiera estar fuera de sistema humano y por q no decirlo megustaria ser cold……….

woow,, umm my friends and my family and everyone around me they don’t believe that there are a vampires } but I do,, I’v never see o one but I know that there are..!!

I wish to see ,and to be….

Эдвард просто супер!! я его обожаю!! а роберт паттинсон еще круче посмотрела все фильм с ним!!!)))

whats her name is her name kristen stewart wenn yes then shes my sis and i got taking away when i was small and i got adopet hihi so wgen yes then tell her to tell me her adress and house nummber please

hey did u no i was going to be in the new movie breaking dawn it’s awesome and taylor is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute and he huged me i love all twilight fans and i hope u like the movie to awesome this is my 2nd week working with the makers of twilight awesome and this is from me and taylor awooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow and for all the edward fans i hope u get a chill out of this movie

i really actually believe this stuff! well not ones now but about 1500s to early 1900s!! anyone think im crazy?!?!?!?

it might sound crazy but i really believe this kinda stuff!!! XD jk still team edward, and they could actually be vampires!!!!!…………………….?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!

i like vampires but i support my brother alr which plays jacob black in twilight!!!

so are you really jacobs sis when yes then i am orla stewart i am bellas sis and i am adopded could you ask jacob for his nummber please me and my boyfriend would like to see my sis agian please or i will ring the polize ok love her so much just please ring me

esta muy bueno me enamore <3 amo a los vampiros amo la oscuridad y todo lo que tenga en relacion con murte ^_^