g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies
Romance Novels

All times in EST

Full Schedule
g Folklore and Mythology Site

BellaOnline's Folklore and Mythology Editor


Social Acceptance of Vampires

Guest Author - Michelle Roberti

Beware of the Social Acceptance of Vampires
It’s almost that time of year again, a time of ghoulish ghosts, garish goblins and of course, the ever vexing vampire. A Halloween party just wouldn’t be complete without one. There is usually someone dressed in characteristic vampire garb: Black satin cape, slicked back hair, snow white skin and frightening fangs- all reminiscent of the very eerily attired “Count Dracula,” played so eloquently by silver screen legend Bela Lugosi.
However, contemporary vampires don’t quite look like the Count Dracula of yesteryear. Today, he’s clad just like the average person, albeit the milky-white skin. Today’s vampire has been acclimated into society and with accolades has been accepted with open arms, along with virtually every teen-aged girl’s necks for the offering. No longer is the vampire shunned or a menacing being to be afraid of because we have discovered, thanks to Stephanie Myers “Twilight” book series, that the mainstream vampire can indeed suppress his blood thirsty desires despite himself. The vampire holds no threat any longer to society. He no longer transfigures himself into a bat, but to a neighbor, a doctor and a fellow classmate. They are now one of us. And despite the remedy for warding off vampires with gloves of garlic, I wouldn’t be surprised if the latest incarnation of a vampire eats Italian food loaded with extra garlic. (Have you ever noticed that there are no vampire myths with roots in Italy?)
But what is the real appeal of a vampire? Is it the quasi-sexual sharing of blood? The vampire Louis from Anne Rice’s infamous novel “Interview with a Vampire,” alludes to the notion referring to it as “…the ultimate experience.” Or is it the romantic aspect of a vampire’s clandestine visit and subsequent seduction? Would you “offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?” Perhaps, for some, it is less of those and more esoteric: the secret to everlasting life.
Despite the romanticism and allure of the vampire it is still not a being to be reckoned with, however, there are some ways of detecting one should you be suspicious. Since vampires are free from certain restrictions that come from having a physical body they have the ability to pass through solid objects. They are able to make themselves invisible, as well as, float on air. They leave no footprints or fingerprints.
Vampires really do have an aversion to garlic, so if you notice your suspect recoils at the sight and smell, take heed and eat plenty of it yourself!

This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires to Twitter Add Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires to Facebook Add Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires to MySpace Add Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires to Del.icio.us Digg Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires Add Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires to Yahoo My Web Add Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires to Google Bookmarks Add Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires to Stumbleupon Add Social+Acceptance+of+Vampires to Reddit

RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Folklore and Mythology Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2014 by Michelle Roberti. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Michelle Roberti. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.


g features
Andromeda and the Sea Monster

Love Potions, Charms, and Foods

History of a Traditional Christmas

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Less than Monthly

BellaOnline on Facebook

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor