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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. faith April 10, 2011 - 7:55 am

    i really love twilight i have alot of “CD” collection.. edward was so handsome

  2. svanna roberts April 10, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    i love edward he is so hot.

  3. anemone April 16, 2011 - 7:07 am

    i love edward and fuck jackop allthough he is smoking hot

    • jennifermosely June 19, 2011 - 11:29 pm

      Oh i agree hun

  4. ALEXSSANDRA April 21, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    i love you vamps,quileutes legends i love am dracula history very good.
    history vamp am cool.

  5. ALEXSSANDRA April 21, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    i like vamps am history quileutes legends cool ,the cold one apotamkin excellent dracula very good.

  6. novampire April 26, 2011 - 5:20 pm

    hey everyone no one told me or came to get me from the vampire I told you is not rely it’s just movies .

    • isabella June 25, 2011 - 2:57 pm

      mam please for god sake for heavens sake improve your grammer and language. sory to bother u. but u r rght evrywhere in case of existence.

      • Moonlight June 25, 2011 - 3:09 pm

        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.

  7. Bella May 16, 2011 - 6:59 am

    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 = ♥

  8. The human June 5, 2011 - 6:59 am

    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.

  9. katianna June 9, 2011 - 5:56 am

    hi

  10. Érica Nathalia Rodrigues June 15, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    love Twilight all saga Twilight new moon eclipse and brearing dawn bj Stephenie Meyer eu sou brasileira …..tive que usar o dicionário inlês para escrever a frase que escrevi a cima ..adoro de mais crepúsculo beijos by

  11. carlos dumas cueva castillo June 26, 2011 - 6:58 pm

    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……….

  12. Beowulf June 29, 2011 - 9:53 am

    i also agree with you

  13. hino July 1, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    i love vanpires.

  14. taman yasmin July 7, 2011 - 7:09 am

    hy i m taman nd very xcited to see these

  15. waad July 7, 2011 - 10:38 am

    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….

  16. darishka July 9, 2011 - 3:37 pm

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

  17. michealpalmer July 16, 2011 - 7:21 pm

    wow a lot of things is going on around us and we hardly give reponse to it.am hapi i know know little about the cold once.

  18. xesoka July 18, 2011 - 4:09 am

    i need to become a vampire a real vampire

  19. kimberlee July 20, 2011 - 9:01 am

    I LOVE ROBERT PATTINSON AKA EDWARD HE IS SOO SEXY AND IS ALL MINE <3

    • aurora broude August 21, 2011 - 12:59 pm

      edwardis not yours he’s mine all mine u can’t have him

    • kayla November 25, 2011 - 3:56 am

      no hes mine!

      • Destiny Cullen December 16, 2011 - 10:33 pm

        its good to be obsessed but not obsessed x10000000

  20. adam July 21, 2011 - 8:09 am

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr i do !!

  21. Jess July 24, 2011 - 5:09 pm

    Edward cullen is the bomb,who else can turn around in a car in the matter of 3 seconds like he did in twilight?

    • harmony esquivel July 28, 2011 - 9:45 am

      edward!!

    • hana November 2, 2011 - 1:34 pm

      ya edward is so hot i agree with you jess

  22. harmony esquivel July 28, 2011 - 9:45 am

    i love vampires i go crazy about them i just love um!!!!

  23. RYLEE BLACKERBY July 29, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    I WANT TO MARRY EDWARD!

    • aurora broude August 21, 2011 - 1:01 pm

      u r not going to marry edward my friend is going to marry him

      • orla steward December 31, 2011 - 5:38 am

        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

  24. candace July 31, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    im the cold one i dont show up in the sun i dont sleep

  25. jenny August 6, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    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

  26. tall_chic August 7, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    i really luv taylor lautner and twilight.jacob should be with bella or me!

  27. doshaunda August 8, 2011 - 3:04 am

    very scared of vampirars so scared can pee on myself if i see one then run

  28. alexis August 10, 2011 - 2:27 pm

    whae is breaking Dawn coming out

    • maisie August 11, 2011 - 1:41 pm

      i dont no??? november i think yeah if its on november the 16 then that would freek me out cos thats on my birthday :D

      • aurora broude August 21, 2011 - 1:04 pm

        beraking dawn does not come out untill november 18th

        • makena lautner August 22, 2011 - 7:15 am

          no november the 9th

      • orla steward December 30, 2011 - 4:57 am

        really sorry from not saying happy birthday so happy birthday hihihi

  29. maisie August 11, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    TEAM JACOB BITCH!!!! NO WAY ITS THE OTHER WAY ROUND TEAM EDWARD BITCH WOOOOW YEAH GO TEAM EDWARD

  30. chloe August 17, 2011 - 3:16 pm

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

  31. chloe August 17, 2011 - 3:19 pm

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

  32. John Joesesp August 17, 2011 - 8:57 pm

    nothing like anything….
    the best part is an immortal for their lives

  33. sam August 21, 2011 - 7:40 am

    i luv n like so much edward n i want to go wid edward team…………………………i wan 2 b a vampire……

  34. valeria August 21, 2011 - 6:40 pm

    wow wow wow

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  36. makena lautner August 22, 2011 - 7:13 am

    i really like vampires but i support my brother taylor which plays jacob black

    • kaushika January 21, 2012 - 9:14 am

      i m from sri lanka i like talyor launter

  37. makena lautner August 22, 2011 - 7:14 am

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

    • orla steward December 31, 2011 - 5:43 am

      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

  38. makena lautner August 22, 2011 - 7:17 am

    luv u taylor

  39. Elena August 28, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    I want to become a vampire …… how

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  41. Yasitha September 5, 2011 - 8:59 am

    some things are happening beyond our sight and I would love to be a VAMPIRE

  42. Yasitha September 5, 2011 - 9:07 am

    Secret things are happening beyond our sight how ever a would love to be a vampire.

  43. Rr.sisphaningrum
  44. Twilighters
  45. Lucas September 28, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    I Love Bella Swan

  46. Daniela October 7, 2011 - 7:56 am

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

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  48. Chuks October 8, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Clark kent can

  49. aldi eclipse October 11, 2011 - 10:52 pm

    itss the reall vampire

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