"MY RELIGION IS [EGYPTIAN]
AND I'M OFFENDED BY THE USE OF ANKHS..."
If you'll look carefully, you'll see that I don't use any form of ankh
on MY particular site - the reason is simply because I feel they have
been overused on almost every other real vampire website out there.
I have no control over anyone else's site, so if you are that offended,
by all means, e-mail everyone who uses ankhs on their site - don't just
assume I'm one of them run to the feedback page without taking the time
to look through mine first.
The popularity of that particular symbol applying to vampires in general
most likely comes from two things, either or both: A movie called "The
Hunger", in which the main character has a bladed ankh for blooddrinking
activities, and the infamous "Vampire: The Masquerade" role-playing
game. (Of the two, I suspect V:TM has a larger influence these days.)
WHAT DOES THE SPHINX HAVE TO DO WITH VAMPIRES?
Eh, not a damn thing to my knowledge. :) I chose the Sphinx because of the
mystery it represents to a lot of people - we (being the general populace)
don't know that much about the Sphinx, so it's very much a mystery. By using
the Sphinx on my site, I am merely attempting to borrow some of the "mysterious
atmosphere" while my site attempts to clear up some of the "mystery"
of vampirism to anyone who's unfamiliar with it.
ARE THERE ANY SIGN OF VAMPIRES OR VAMPIRE LEGENDS
Difficult to say. The only thing I've found that comes close are the characteristics
attributed to lion-headed deity Sekhmet (also known as Sakhmet or Sekhet).
(You can see what I'm
referring to here, about halfway down the page) I haven't seen anything
beyond that with anything I would recognize as having vampiric characteristics,
however, I freely admit I'm NOT an Egyptologist, merely a curious bystander
who finds the history and legends of Egypt fascinating.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR NAME? IT'S EGYPTIAN,
Actually, no - at least not intentionally. My nick represents my love of
rather than anything Egyptian. :) The "VP" portion stands for "vampire
page", which was the original working title of my site, way way back
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