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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. honeyclaire November 3, 2011 - 11:27 pm

    hahahaha i ♥ edward..and jacob

  2. adelaide November 4, 2011 - 11:49 am

    adorei o apotanque o frio

  3. Tz SiieDracula November 8, 2011 - 10:27 pm

    AKU CINTA EDWARD “VAMPIRE vs DRACULA” AND ISABELLA
    BY Tz SiieDracula (INDONESIA)

    • Sinta December 26, 2011 - 8:17 am

      yeah. . . I agree with you !
      I’m also from Indonesia

  4. ღ♥ Lara November 13, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    :)

  5. jana November 14, 2011 - 12:18 am

    i am a really fan of vampires coooool!!!!!!!!!11

  6. ADAM SHINOBI KAKASHI November 17, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    to day moz hell

  7. paola November 19, 2011 - 10:19 pm

    Edward cellen and bella no combinam prefiro que ele fique comigo i love you edward’e and justin biber.hAaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. chci být upírem November 24, 2011 - 8:56 am

    podle mě existují protože chci být upírem

  9. Ismee December 10, 2011 - 2:34 pm

    I have more paranormal forces’m sure I’m not desendente vampire a vampire, as Exeter have a demon inside of me when I get angry (a) loose this demon that takes care of me

  10. ankita December 17, 2011 - 7:36 am

    vampires are so cool !!!! i wish i could be one of them……..

  11. Addison Warnok
  12. VICTÓRIA December 23, 2011 - 8:41 am

    i lover Eduard , Bella e Jacob blak i lover todos

  13. Savero Nova Tsania
  14. tora December 25, 2011 - 5:15 am

    I beleve in vampires

  15. sandra serrano cofiño December 26, 2011 - 6:20 am

    o i love vampires and i love edward cullen and his couple bella swan
    i love the legends of the vampires

  16. FC @kacamata8bit
  17. bia2431
  18. BRIEANNA TURNER
  19. ana kirvalidze January 6, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    i love eclipse,it is vary good cino,i love edvard,and bella

  20. marcus
  21. Prothama Sengupta January 13, 2012 - 11:10 pm

    Really vampires dose exists in this world?? i m also one of fan edward cullen….and……….LOVE edward cullen vampire also……..please reply……

  22. Amonthrath
  23. kaushika January 21, 2012 - 9:21 am

    i like vampiers soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mucH.and i like robbert pattinson sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.

  24. kaushika January 21, 2012 - 9:22 am

    i like vampiers and also edward

  25. eduwar culen January 25, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    apontakin is wery weuo not vanpiro podes iticionar us pueseres duela

  26. dhivya January 29, 2012 - 8:18 pm

    wah team edward luar biasa!!!!!

  27. Priscilla Maria Natasha February 5, 2012 - 10:40 am

    I LOVE EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Princess helena February 7, 2012 - 3:37 am

    I love edward, bella and i wish to b married to a vampire

  29. jay-r February 7, 2012 - 3:40 am

    like it.

    • Stephanie Rose Guimong February 2, 2013 - 4:44 am

      No one knows if there is a vampire… Oh! please we are in the real world, those vampires are myth either stories, but believe me or not, there is no vamire anymore, some there is, but it will be built in an imagination Hmmmm…. RIGHT????

      • angel June 4, 2013 - 8:12 am

        u sure wrong because vampire is really once i sow them i will be facing you …?

      • Natasha June 22, 2013 - 5:14 pm

        No one knows if vampires are real and if they are why would they reveal themselves to humans to be locked away in a lab like a test subject the rest of their lives.

  30. Princess helena February 7, 2012 - 3:40 am

    I wish bella as my elder sis and edward cullen my hubby,i hate jacob

    • Alexanda the 1st vampire June 20, 2012 - 6:37 am

      Am also a vampire so don’t play games wit me because am wit the cullens

      • habibah October 7, 2012 - 7:17 am

        Huh. !! .. You mean fake vampire :D .. No one if they are real !!

      • jackielove November 29, 2012 - 12:31 am

        your like a vampire is that even possible?

      • xDD December 3, 2012 - 11:22 am

        FAIL real vampires don’t tell that xD

      • louise January 9, 2013 - 8:26 am

        i wish i will be vampire i love twiliht for ever. i hate Jacob I LOVE EDWAR bella edwar for ever <3 for ever in a proper die. love edward

        • louise January 9, 2013 - 8:32 am

          bite me edward plss i like to be a vampire to love you your so handsome . <3

          • Kat February 15, 2013 - 12:51 pm

            last time i checked Edward is a book character and he’s not real. So how is he suposed to bite you? And no one knows if vampires are even real? I’m still doing my research though.

          • alice February 16, 2013 - 1:30 pm

            i love edward

          • Isabel June 7, 2013 - 4:03 pm

            I agree with Kat at this point and since when do vampires sparkle in the sun , their suppose to shrivel up and die and I am going to look it up !!!!

        • Katy Wilson June 15, 2013 - 12:52 pm

          sme here….I just just just LUV him….he is seriously my life…I’ve seen twilight part 1…31 times….new moon (19 times)….eclpse (23 times)……breaking dawn part 1 (9 times)…..and <3 BREAKING DAWN PART 2 <3 (42 times)…..I luv EDWARD & BELLA…but yes I too hate Jacob….but yes edward and bella are a CUTE couple….just just just LOVE THEM…<3 <3 <3 <3

    • wolfgoddess November 3, 2012 - 3:39 pm

      how can people hate jacob remeber REAL MEN DONT SPARKEL!!!!!

      • channiel February 6, 2013 - 1:28 am

        it doesn’t matter if a real men sparks. just because He is a Vampire. besides, Jacob doesn’t spark like Edward does..

        • Katy Wilson June 15, 2013 - 12:54 pm

          agree wid channiel

      • shayla March 17, 2013 - 12:00 am

        i love jocob alos I love warewolfs so I agrey with u

        • juana April 9, 2013 - 2:20 am

          am with u on this one,the dude has it all,tha face,the packs who would not lv him’

        • Katy Wilson June 15, 2013 - 12:56 pm

          I HATE HIM….u get it HATE…!!!!…..watever the packs are but he stinks, he is really really tan, also altough he has packs but Edward is stronger….so I am wid EDWARD!!!

      • Natasha June 22, 2013 - 5:12 pm

        We don’t know if vampires sparkle up in the sun or shrivel up and die , but since they came up with those observations it my be somewhat of a clue to what really happens to vampires in sunlight and to find one is not easy.

  31. angela February 7, 2012 - 11:46 am

    i love you edwar edwar i love you

  32. stephanie February 8, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    lov EDWARD with that cute smile of his and JACOB with that six pack….alot

  33. shrouk ashraf February 8, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    edward .. jakup love you sooo much .. realy love you .. i want to see you :( :( becuse i love levi :) :) ( edward ) <3 <3 <3 <3

  34. !!!!!!!!!!!!usha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! February 20, 2012 - 6:52 am

    bite me,please i want to be a vampire…………..

  35. 郑泽凡 February 24, 2012 - 10:04 am

    虽然我看不懂英文,不过图片好cool

    • abigail February 17, 2013 - 9:09 pm

      I LOVE YOU EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PS. Bite Me!!

  36. carla February 24, 2012 - 7:54 pm

    povo burru do caraii

  37. Alice February 26, 2012 - 8:17 am

    i would really love too be like them they are so lucky even if they only were acting i think that they are so lucky

    GO TEAM TWILIGHT

    • taylor December 8, 2012 - 7:38 pm

      go team twilight

      • abigail February 17, 2013 - 9:13 pm

        how bout team Edward PS. Most of you are spelling Edward wrong and I’m 9!!

        • abigail February 19, 2013 - 1:47 am

          Ya I’m 9 8D

          • shayla March 17, 2013 - 12:02 am

            no way team jocob

          • india July 12, 2013 - 6:19 pm

            team Jacob def but I wouldn’t mind being a vampire

  38. danny cullen March 6, 2012 - 6:04 am

    me encanta ser un vulturi y los cullen tienen algo que yo quiero alice y edward

  39. sanketmalusare
  40. MEGHA March 31, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Edward is the only true lover vampire I have ever seen!!

  41. Sapphire April 8, 2012 - 7:45 am

    everyone here r crazy. but i’m a member of u, haha, i aleo believe there r many vampires in this world. they may not kill people

    • isabella May 10, 2012 - 2:29 am

      vote who want to be a vampire

      • Zyanna Mae Caravana Quebral December 4, 2012 - 3:42 am

        oh iwant to be

      • halle March 10, 2013 - 6:08 pm

        me i wont speed

  42. ROBIN SINGHA April 9, 2012 - 1:57 am

    I WISH THAT IAM LIKE AN ROBERT PATTINSON N KRISTEN STEWART WAS MY GIRL FRIEND N JACOB LIKES MY SERVANT.

  43. VeenaDinesh April 9, 2012 - 11:16 pm

    EDWARDS PERFOMANCE IS REALLY GOOD.

  44. VeenaDinesh April 9, 2012 - 11:58 pm

    edward is very handsome.

  45. garima May 26, 2012 - 9:25 am

    i love u robert
    ilove u robert

  46. ELIZBETH DIAZI July 1, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    I LOVE EDWARD CULLEN

  47. Личность
  48. BBcakes October 28, 2012 - 1:10 pm

    hahahahah i love blod yumm

  49. jenyyyyyyyy November 5, 2012 - 7:38 am

    i love you EDVARD :-* :))

  50. hashem (the wolf) love bella December 2, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    i love bella so much and allies too and jacob and jasber

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