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Werewolves vs. Vampires

November 25th, 2009 § 148

Vampire_werewolfIf you’re here then I think it’s safe to assume you love werewolves. Am I right? But do you love vampires as well, or are you pretty anti-vampire like most werewolf fans are? Vampires and werewolves hating one another isn’t anything new. It’s an age old feud known by all. You have movies like Underworld, books like Twilight and Anita Blake and so forth all showing either a strained relationship between the two species or full out hatred. But believe it or not guys, vampires and werewolves share a few similarities.

First off, like vampires, werewolves also caused mass alarm in Europe during the 1500s and onwards. Back then people were terrified of becoming a vampire, they did all sorts of insane things to corpses and went all out to prevent vampires from coming into being, there were even “experts” that wrote multiple pamphlets on the subject to inform the people about these supposed vampire infestations. The same deal went down with werewolves as well, people feared werewolves in the same way as they feared vampires. Fun fact: there were nearly thirty thousand cases of lycanthropy reported between 1520 and 1630.

Then there was this old belief that someone that was a werewolf in life would then return as a vampire once they died. All due to being ungodly and having a cursed soul and all that not-so-good stuff. Because of this, in Slavic territories (as well as a few others), many names originally used for werewolves eventually came to be used for vampires (vrykolakas, vukodlak, vurkodlak and volkodlak). In France, demonologists wrote of an unique kind of werewolf called the loublin. This werewolf was found in cemeteries, digging up corpses and then eating them. Werewolf myths like this were found all around the world, along with vampire myths as well. In Montenegro, there was a belief that all vampires must spend time in wolf form. In Greece, anyone that ate a sheep that had been originally killed by a wolf would become a vampire.

Vampires and werewolves may hate each other in entertainment but in history and mythology they have many ties to each other. The compatibility of the two was even examined by Ronald Chetwynd Hayes in his story “The Werewolf and the Vampire” (1975).

– Moonlight

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148 Responses to Werewolves vs. Vampires

  1. shayla says:

    hi i is shyla agian i still say vamps are stuped

  2. aisha says:

    hay i like vampires they are scary and powerfull that a warewolf

  3. LaSean says:

    i love vampires but i have a huge respect/kinda love 4 werewolves. i think there both awsome but vampires seem to have more “self-control” than werewolves.

  4. edaj says:

    Woow well I coudnt go with either side bcuz we rlly don’t know anything about either one they could be fake or they could b real but we dont know so this fight is pretty pointless but I I had to choose I wud go with werewolf I mean cmon they so much more out of control.and furosious(..I don’t kno how to spell that). Vampires just suck ur blood. it rlly wudnt b a fair fight :)

  5. syamithapa says:

    hay i like n love vampires they are a very powerfull

  6. lala says:

    werewolves and vampires are both created from a demonic desiease that is transferred through bites

  7. kwame says:

    werewolves

    • lone wolf says:

      i say that something should make all humans go extinct. everyone would be happy.
      fun fact-over seven species go ectinct every day.
      fun fact-for the first time in history polar bears are drowning.

      contact me at maximum ride.com. i am wolfgirl on there.

  8. lone wolf says:

    i don’t understand why there is a debate. magic and evil definetely exists. there isgood in the world also. but considering all that humans have done to this beautiful and the species thatlive in it including werewolves i would say that there is more bad than good.

  9. devi febi says:

    i like vampires, they r twisted yet they are so sexy, arent they??

  10. Emily says:

    i have a love hate thing with vampires, but i love werewolves!!!

  11. guess its kind of hard for people to accept the truth over fantasy. but i think there are good vampires and werewolves. if you believe them.

  12. Ken K. Chartrand says:

    In my book,” THE LUPINE EFFECT” I also have a werewolf versus a vampire, in a part of the story. -Author Ken K. Chartrand

  13. JJKKLLOOPP890 says:

    I LOVE WERE WOLFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. wolf man says:

    were wolves would kick butt man i mean vamps are stupid it’s true all they do is suck your blood i mean that’s lame. WEREWOLVES ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i mean werewolves would tear vamps to shreads. sooooo wolves would so win.

  15. sonni says:

    ah taylor lautner love werewolves

  16. Griffyn says:

    I hated the twilight series but I have to ask. Who would you rather be, A secluded myserious person, or the school weirdo and bully? Werewolves can be both, the chicks love a werewolf or vampire, but who’s stronger?
    Werewolves all the way man, I’ve spent my 6 years since I found out about them trying to find out how to become one, Werewolves forever.

  17. kundanjadhav says:

    i like vampire ……………the blood sucker………………………

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