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The First of Their Kind

LilithWho was the first vampire you may wonder. The first vampire is a mystery in many fictional vampire worlds, and even in the real world. Century after century, countless vampires making more vampires – some ancient, some young.  Where did it begin, who was the one that started it all? There are many vampire novels in print right now, only a few have asked and answered this question. Here’s a look at three of the first blood suckers…

Akasha
The queen of the vampires in The Vampire Chronicles by the amazing author Anne Rice. In the novels when Akasha was human she was originally from Uruk, or modern-day Iraq. She rose to become a Queen in Kemet, the land that would eventually become Egypt, her king Enkil ruled beside her. She was the first of the vampires and the creation of vampires was brought on by a bloodthirsty spirit.  When Akasha was assassinated, the spirit Amel joined with Akasha’s soul as it rose from her body, re-entering her body through her wounds and fusing with her heart and brain to create an entirely new creature, and the vampire was born.

Varnae
Varnae is a vampire in the Marvel Comics universe. He was a sorcerer in ancient Atlantis who was a member of the cult of the Darkholders. The other Darkholders used the Darkhold tome to transform Varnae into the Earth’s very first vampire. He then turned on them when they tried to use him as a weapon against their enemy, King Kull. Varnae then became the Lord of the Vampires.

Lilith
Lilith is believed by some to be Adam’s wife before Eve, she was said to be created the same time as Adam. But she didn’t submit to Adam’s will and was banished from the Garden of Eden. After that she went bad and when she wasn’t having demon babies with the devil she was said to prey on sleeping women and children, draining them of blood, making her the first vampire.

These three are some of the best on the list of “first vampires.” They are, of course, not the only ones out there. What’s your favorite first vampire?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).

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