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Vampires, Wherewolves etc.

 
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anneke
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Vampires, Wherewolves etc. Reply with quote

Something just made me wonder about this....

A lot of cultures have myths and legends about these types of supernatural beings.

The only blood drinking deity I have read about was Sekhmet, but she didn't need the blood to keep her alive, and her legends don't seem to have some of the other components.

What about shape shifting humans? Wherewolves etc?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to me that Isis and some human magicians had the power to transform themselves into animals, etc. in stories, some of the spells in the funerary texts feature the power to transform oneself into an animal (and/or gain the abilities thereof), and the Egyptians certainly feared supernatural demons and such, but I don't recall bumping into anything similar to what we might consider lycanthropy or vampirism...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the Tale of the Two Brothers, there are some teratological phenomena and in the Tales of the Prince Setne Khamwast there's a lot of voodoo as well...
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