What can be said about the dark romantic gothic female Vampyre, except, embrace me!....
The thought of sexy death approaching you in the mystical dark night, feeding off your mortal flesh and leaving you either to die or merge. But in the end is the choice even yours?
Oh sink your teeth into my mortal neck and drink from me my expiring blood, coloured of passion wine and let me kiss it from your lips. Wrap your cloak around my chilling self as I long to merge with you. Let me cry no more, break me from my burdened heart and let me live the bittersweet hell I long for.
How I do want to know you better and slumber in your eternal bliss.
They have been portrayed from beautiful to hideous, comic to raunchy, and yet we never seem to tire of the midnight tales, folklore and reality.
VARIOUS FORMS OF FEMALE VAMPIRE
A vampire from the Philippines believed to be a beautiful female by day and a fearsome flying fiend by night. The Aswang can live a normal life during daylight hours. At night however the creature is led to the houses of its victims by night birds. Its nourishment is always blood, and it prefers to feed on children. The creature is recognized by its swollen form after feeding, it looks almost pregnant. If the Aswang licks a person’s shadow it is believed that the person will die soon afterwards.
A female vampire from Portugal. The Bruxsa is normally transformed into vampiric form by witchcraft. She leaves her home at night in the form of a bird and her most frequent activity is tormenting weary lost travellers. She is said to appear as a beautiful maiden and leads a normal human life by day, bearing children, which in general become her regular form of food. She is said to be impossible to kill.
A vengeful ghostlike vampire found in India, normally a woman that died while pregnant during the Dewali Festival. She is said to hate life with her greatest spite being kept for her relatives. The Churel is said to be vile in appearance, possessing pendant breasts, thick ugly lips, a black tongue and unkempt hair.
A Hebrew spirit, always female and invariably assuming the shape of a vampire. The Estrie is considered to be an incorporeal spirit of evil that has taken the form of flesh and blood, and lives among humanity to satisfy its need for blood. Its favourite prey is said to be children, although no one is considered safe when it needs to feed.
A Libyan vampire. According to legend Lamia was a Queen of Libya and all of her children were slain by the goddess Hera, and who in revenge still roams the earth feeding on infants. She is also said to entice men into sex and then devours them in a gruesome fashion.
A Malaysian vampire, said always to take the form of a beautiful woman. A woman can become such a creature if she dies in childbirth. She is said to have extremely long nails, dress in green robes and have black hair, which hangs down to her ankles. She generally feeds on the blood of children.
An Irish fairy mistress, not actually a vampire but engaging in vampiric activities. She used her incredible beauty to lure men to her side and then used her charms to place them under her spell. The victim would then waste away as she slowly drained away his life’s essence through exhaustive lovemaking.
A Slavic vampire, also found in the legends of the Kashube people of Canada. Said to be the spirit of an unbaptised dead girl, she is considered to be a terrible night visitor who crushes and oppresses her victims. In the Slavic legend once the Mara drinks the blood of a man she will fall in love with him and will return to plague his slumbers till his death. She is also said to be fond of feeding on the blood of children.
A Romanian species of vampire, said to be the illegitimate child of parents who were illegitimate. Soon after its burial the Nosferatu embarks on a long career of destruction. It delights in tormenting and engaging in wild orgies with the living. The male can father children. The vampire hates newly married couples due to its own illegitimacy and wreaks its revenge on such couples by making the groom impotent and the bride barren.
A vampire from India, whose name translates as "the injurer". The female assumes the form of a beautiful woman, luring man to their death. In the newer legends the Rakshasa is said to live in trees and induces vomiting and indigestion in people who stray into its territory. A child will be transformed into such a creature if he can be induced to eat human brains.
A female vampire, a fiend that visits men in their sleep to torment there dreams and engages them in sex. The Succubus could render a victim totally exhausted in its pursuit of carnal pleasure.
Sinful desires on passion street, I stood by the lamppost, You know the one, where we meet~
I leaned back armed with looks to kill, Eyes scanning the distance, I spot my prey, let's call him Will~
Dressed in black with a worldly look, He didn't seem easy, Now how to bait the hook~
"Hello," I purred with a devilish grin, "My name is Redemption, how will you sin?"~
He pushed his shades up the groove of his nose, Leaned into the bush, He picked me a rose~
"My sins are the thoughts I'm having right now", He took a step back, Then did a deep bow. ~
"And what thoughts might those be?", I teased with a smile, Touched the rose free. ~
With a simple move he pulled me near, His breath was chilled as he whispered-, "To what do you fear?"~
I brushed his hair away from his eyes, "If I told you what I feared, it would surely be a lie."~
His thick brow arched as he took off his shades, "Would it scare if I said, I've been stalking you for days?"~
A chill ran up my now stiff spine, He pressed his lips on my neck, saying, "Soon you'll be mine."~
I pushed him back glaring quite deeply, "What do you mean? Are you planning to rape me?"~
"No no no" A smile crept on his face, "First off you're willing, I am talking embrace."~
Curiosity entered all depths of my mind, "Embrace?" I repeated. He smiled "I said you'll be mine."~
His arms drew me close, tracing my breasts my body trembled as he said, "I want your breath."~
His fingers caressed over my quivering lips, He asked an odd question, He asked for a sip. ~
Perplexed I studied his handsome face, my thoughts were lost, all I could manage was "Embrace?"~
It began to hit me that I was the prey, why am I letting this happen? It's to go the other way. ~
He suckled gently on my arching neck, turning my insides into a lusting wreck. ~
Fangs broke through my haunting skin, I laughed out loud, "I can't be killed again!"~
With a whimper he backed into the night, "I knew something about you wasn't quite right!"~
His body balled with intense pain, He ran down the street looking insane. ~
"I hope he comes back,” I thought with a sigh
He'd make a good companion, I love to make them cry. ~
Sinful desires on Passion Street, I leaned on the lamppost, Waiting for the next meet.
Sexuality and the Vampyre
Essential to understanding the appeal of the Vampyre is their sexual nature. While it frequently has been pointed out that traditional vampyres to not engage in "normal" sexual activity, the Vampyre is not necessarily asexual. As twentieth-century scholars turned their attention to the Vampyre, both in folklore and in literature, underlying sexual themes quickly became evident.
The sexual nature of vampyrism formed an underlying theme in Bram Stoker's Dracula, but it was disguised in such a way that it was hidden from the literary censors of the day, the consciousness of the public, and probably from the awareness (as many critics argued), of author Bram Stoker himself. Carol Fry, for example, suggested that vampyrism was in fact a form of "surrogate sexual intercourse."
The sexual nature of vampyrism manifested initially in Dracula during Jonathan Harker's encounter with the three Vampyre brides residing in Castle Dracula. Harker confronted them as extremely appealing objects but who embody an element of danger. Harker noted, "I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with their red lips" (Chapter 3). Stoker went on to describe the three as sensual predators and their vampyre's bite as a kiss. One of the women anticipated the object of their desire, "He is young and strong; there are kisses for us all." And as they approached, Harker waited in delightful anticipations.
While overt sexual activity was not present in Dracula, sexual themes were manifest in the Vampyre literature of the previous century. The original Vampyre poem written by Goethe, "The Bride of Corinth," drew upon the story from ancient Greece concerning a young woman who had died a virgin. She returned from the dead to her parents' home to have sexual experiences with a young man staying temporarily in the guest room.
The strong sexual relationship at the heart of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Christabel" was expanded in "Carmilla," the popular Vampyre story be Sheridan Le Fanu. In the story, Carmilla Karnstien moved into the castle home of Laura, her proposed victim. She did not immediately attack Laura, but proceeded to build a relationship more befitting a lover. Laura experienced the same positive and negative feelings that Harker had felt toward the three women in Castle Dracula. As she put it:
Now the truth is, I felt unaccountable toward the beautiful stranger. I did feel, as she said, "drawn towards her," but there was also something of repulsion. In this ambiguous feeling, however, the sense of attraction immensely prevailed. She interested me; she was so beautiful and so indescribably engaging.
Carmilla went about her assault upon Laura while seducing her cooperation. She would draw Laura to her with pretty words and embraces and gently press her lips to Laura's cheek. She would take Laura's hand while at the same time locking her gaze on her eyes and breathing with such passion that it embarrassed the naive Laura. So attracted was Laura to Carmilla, that only slowly did she come to the realization that her lovely friend was a Vampyre.
In some cases the Vampyre would return to a woman with whom he had been in love, but with whom he had never consummated that love. The woman would be the invited to return with him to the grave where they could share their love through eternity. The idea of the dead returning to claim a living lover was a popular topic in European folklore. By far the most famous literary piece illustrating the theme was Gottfried August Bugar's ballad "Lenore," known in English by Sir Walter Scott's translation.
The female Vampyre was first portrayed on screen, in a scene in Dracula's Daughter (1936) in which the female Vampyre seduced the young model was far more charged with sexuality than any played by Lugosi. A quarter of a century later, Roger Vadim brought an overtly sensual Vampyre to the screen in his version of "Carmilla," Blood and Roses (1960). In 1967 French director Jean Rollin produced the first of a series of semi pornographic features, Le Viol du Vampire (released in English as The Vampire's Rape). The story centred around two women who believed that they were cursed by a Vampyre to follow his bloodsucking life. The sexuality of "Carmilla" was even more graphically pictured in The Vampire Lovers, Hammer Films' 1970 production, in which the unclad Carmilla and Laura romped freely around their bedroom.
But admit it, who amongst us would not like to be taken by a female vampire. Oozing with sexuality and the desire to take you. And then ultimately become a vampire with her!!!!
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