Saturday, July 31, 2010

Vintage Vampire Killing Kits at Ripley’s Museums


By admin

Vampire killing kits were a must-have for wealthy nobles traveling to Eastern Europe, during the mid 19th century, and with vampires making a comeback (at least in Hollywood), these things may still be useful.

vampire_killing-1-theourworld_com There are only a few original vampire kits in the world, and most of them, 26 to be exact, can be found in Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums, in 8 countries around the world. With interest for vampires on the rise, in the media, vampire killing kits are among the most popular of Ripley’s  exhibits.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Witches: The Legacy of the Druidesses

After the downfall of traditional Druidism, the myth of the witch became even more popular. The myth of witch cults had existed during the time of Celtic Paganism, but its source lied more with the Pagan rituals and traditions of sorcery.

After Christianity became the main religion on the British Isles witches became synonymous with the work of the devil. Ellis, a Celtic Scholar believes that "female druids have become reduced in [old Celtic] stories to witch-like figures" since the onset of Christianity.

Archeological evidence that "female magicians or witches" existed in on the outskirts of Pagan Celtic religion are strong. The Larzac stone which dates to about 100 AD shows the existence of rival bands of witches while graves excavated in a Romano-British cemetery show that the treatment of these women was very different from that of female Druids. Lankhills and Winchester cemeteries contain burials of old women dating to about the 4th c. AD  
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Witches: The Legacy of the Druidesses

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bible 2.0 - Now With More Vampires | Writing |

by Kevin Zimmerman

C'mon, let's be honest, we all know the Bible should have been written by George Romero. Regardless of your personal beliefs, can we agree that what the Bible has always needed are vampires?
At least that’s what Will Smith feels, if is to be believed. According to another in the website’s never-ending series of “exclusives” last Friday, Smith will star in and produce The Legend Of Cain, “an epic re-telling of the Biblical sibling tale, this time with a vampiric twist.”
In a world that’s lately given us the diminishing-returns likes of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, as well as all manner of Twilight/True Blood/Vampire Diaries spinoffs, rip-offs, and jerk-offs, I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone decided to give a part of the Good Book a be-fanged spin.
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