Prehistory to 0 BCE

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This chronology is a register of Vampyre-related historical figures, events, etc. Listed are historical notes of interest, archeological finds, works of fiction and myth relating to vampyrism, and murders or crimes associated to vampirism or to the real Vampyre community or subculture by the media or popular myth and superstition. The information included within it, has been gathered from a variety of sources with the aim of producing as complete a reference guide as possible.

While the majority of those who refer to this resource for whatever reason, are typically not part of the Vampyre subculture, this resource was compiled for use by the Vampyre subculture.

Foreword:

Modern history holds that civilization first formed in Mesopotamia (the Cradle of Civilization theory) not before 6000 years ago. In fact, that is how far back modern Western history goes. However, this rigid and denialist structured view of our reality flies in the face of mounting evidence being uncovered by archaeologists and paleontologists around the world – and then covered up again. fossils of dinosaur and humans skeletons are being unearthed in the same strata and then dated separately because the rigid teachings which do not allow for evidence which challenge it to be discussed or taken seriously.

The number of mysterious artificial structures being unearthed around the world which date to between 8000 and 50,000 years old are piling up and posing an interesting challenge to the staid machinery of modern thought, trapped inside its little box, unable to think outside of it, and academics are too afraid to accept or discuss the facts for fear that they may be ridiculed or excluded from it. The simple truth is, that to suggest that the lifeform known as human kind had only developed civilization a mere 6000 years ago, is as patently ridiculous in a scientific view, as the belief that the world itself is only 6000 years old.

There is a great deal about the world and the history of those who have lived on it that we do not know. Modern humanity has even sent representatives to walk on Earth’s moon – but do not know who built the Sphinx, or why. Humans can understand their own genome and manipulate DNA – but they cannot explain the numerous ruined cities being discovered lying buried under the seas around the world.

Prehistory: 

Vampyre beliefs and myths emerge in cultures around the world. Ancient references to blood-drinking creatures and gods abound.

5500-5000 BCE: 

Hindu sacred writings (The Rig Veda) describe Vampyric creatures of supernatural origin.

3200 BCE:

Cuneiform writing appears in Sumeria. The character of Lilith appears as one of a group of Sumerian vampire demons that included Lillu, Ardat Lili and Irdu Lili.

2000-1600 BCE:

Period of the Old Babylonian Empire. The early Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh clearly describes vampires. The Ekimmu, supposedly “Departed Spirit”, was the soul of a dead person who for some reason could find no rest and wandered over the earth seeking to seize the living. As in most later vampire tales, the Ekimmu and its victim have some mysterious psychic connection, which makes the victim particularly vulnerable to attack. The Ekimmu could walk through, doors or walls to take up residence in a house. It would then drain the life from the household, usually killing the owner and many of his relatives and servants. The epic tells that among those likely to return as vampires are those who had died violent deaths; those whose corpses had remained unburied or uncared-for, and those who had left certain duties undone. (This sounds almost exactly like how the much later Catholic religion describes vampires.) Various magical texts and incantations list the possible connections between the Ekimmu and its victim. The legendary figure of Lilith also appears in the Epic of Gilgamesh as a vampiric harlot unable to bear children and is commonly depicted as a young girl with owl’s feet.

Tomb of the Vampires built in Giza, Egypt. (Unverified, possibly a fictional reference. The possibility of this being based on some fact or myth should be investigated.)

1796–1750 BCE:

Approximate rule of Hammurabi in Mesopatamia. The landmark Code of Hammurabi, which was the first true code of justice on current record, includes laws on the consumption of blood and sanguinary reference. The culture of the time makes extensive reference to vampire-like living creatures who are either benevolent (Utukku) or malevolent (Ekimmu).

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