In ancient Egypt they worshiped
the Goddess Sekhmet
she was known to have slaughtered
a few of them
(by the thousands)
and hence she developed quite a
penchant for drinking
they didn’t want it to be theirs.
Sekhmet it was
(or maybe it was Lilith)
no-one knows for sure
who spawned the Vampire lore
Sekhmet was part lioness and as such
a fearless hunter.
A soldier deity who could kill
you or might cure you
depending on her pleasure.
(it is said)
were the first kings and queens
feeding on the essence of man
to keep them in that place.
through time and inter-breeding
their once mighty rule became weakened
Blood lines so watered down
powers all but forgotten
and the long sleep would seem to
be the only cure
until such time as it was right
for them to roam the lands
yet in their weakened state
under cover of cloak and dagger
blood suckers of the night.
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I’ve always thought any myth has to have first been ‘seen’ to be believed and then to be handed down through generations. In ancient times, there had to have been such things as centaurs, men with wings, humans with animal heads, or, why ever would they go the the bother of carving them into their stone or, paint them on walls. I do believe Egypt holds many answers to so many questions regarding knowledge of our past and such but, I also believe the powers that be will never allow us to learn it either, unless it is posted online and discovered by the masses in that way.
The second picture is also of the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet and, is of all places, housed in Vatican City. Her story makes for interesting reading.
Vampire Nation There’s a lot about ancient vampires online, I found this an interesting read too.
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