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InsanityX
July 19th, 2004, 03:44 AM
The Wraith seem to me as Vampires feeding off humans. Is it possible a few got to earth and fed on the population long ago? Seems very possible. They also seem to be on dark planets. Or so far anyways. We have yet to see them in the sun

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 03:55 AM
The Ancients that returned probably talked about the Wraith, and then it got twisted and turned like all other old stories and it became vampires.

EDIT: Post 1,000 *yay*

Calicto
July 19th, 2004, 04:14 AM
The original myth of vampires have also been corrupted by the years.

The first vampire was apparently Vlad, or Count Dracula who historically worked for the Roman Empire. He was apparently very evil and twisted and some assumed him to be a cannibal...etc

Myths have been corrupted as time as gone by.

MadJaffa
July 19th, 2004, 05:50 AM
The original myth of vampires have also been corrupted by the years.

The first vampire was apparently Vlad, or Count Dracula who historically worked for the Roman Empire. He was apparently very evil and twisted and some assumed him to be a cannibal...etc

Myths have been corrupted as time as gone by.

Well actually the belief in life sucking demons that defy death predate recorded history.

On every human-inhabited contienent there have been stories of life being sucked out of a body.

It is only in the past 400 years that we have givin them human form, decided they need caskets, etc etc.

The word Vampire; however, comes from the stories of inhuman-like creatures roaming the wilderness, preying on the lives of the people they met.

I have more, if anyone is intrested....

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 05:51 AM
Please share more nfo:D

Chevron_nine
July 20th, 2004, 08:28 AM
But when you're bitten by a vampire, don't you turn into one? maybe Sumner is still alive;)

Colonel Teal'c O'Neill
July 20th, 2004, 08:34 AM
Who knows maybe that's where the producers came up with the idea

gamebeavis
July 20th, 2004, 08:47 AM
Kind of adds new meaning to Sumner saying "The days are short here" when they first arrive in search of the power source.

Lets look at the evidence that new enemy might have some issues with light.

1. Attacked the planet at night.
2. The planet they live on, seems to be very dark.
3. Very short days on the planet there food lives on.

Maybe, just mabye, we have some sun light issues?

Bogopimp
July 20th, 2004, 09:33 AM
hmmm, if the wraith were vampires, i doubt there would be anyone around to kill them. There exceptionally strong, obviously. They dont die easily! Guns seems to have very little effect (i hope anyway, itd suck if it just turned into a shoot em up !). So i doubt there would be anyone who could kill them, Buffy couldnt! and shes the current vampire slayer!

But it really would be sweet if there were some on earth! However, this is SG atlantis were talking about :) And ferom the sounds of it, we "could" have some here soon enough *dooooooooom*

I wonder if the wraith have upgraded there shizzle enough to break the atlantans defence shield now, thatd be pretty ****! Not that itd make much a of a differance tbh, wraith probly have all this tech anyway!

VirtualCLD
July 20th, 2004, 09:39 AM
I wonder if the wraith have upgraded there shizzle enough to break the atlantans defence shield now, thatd be pretty ****! Not that itd make much a of a differance tbh, wraith probly have all this tech anyway!

Probably not because the Wraith have been hibernating so long.

Replicarter
July 20th, 2004, 09:50 AM
I thought the wraith only hibernated for 200 years? If so, they last attacked Atlantis thousands of years ago so they’d have had time to upgrade there shields.

DownFallAngel
July 20th, 2004, 09:51 AM
We don't know how long they hibernate for. It is pretty random.

Replicarter
July 20th, 2004, 10:05 AM
Hum, I’m sure I read somewhere that it was 200 years at a time, but even so, I don’t think it would be thousands of years at a time, because then the ancients would have more generations of people and they like to keep them small don’t they?

Melyanna
July 20th, 2004, 10:24 AM
But when you're bitten by a vampire, don't you turn into one? maybe Sumner is still alive;)
That's werewolves, not vampires. Vampires, according to the oldest traditions, come from the corpses of the recently dead. Sometimes they're also non-human.

Chevron_nine
July 20th, 2004, 10:54 AM
That's werewolves, not vampires. Vampires, according to the oldest traditions, come from the corpses of the recently dead. Sometimes they're also non-human.
Now why would I read about the oldest traditions when I have The Simpsons, and Underworld to educate me:p

aAnubiSs
July 20th, 2004, 11:34 AM
Anyone wanna confess that you gave me rep. Since I don't know if it was + or - since it was grey and no comment.

VirtualCLD
July 20th, 2004, 11:36 AM
The Vampire mythos is a very old one, something you might find in almost all cultures. As a result, maybe some Wraith did make it to Earth.

Off-topic: I didn't give you rep yet, but if you want + rep, I can do that.

aAnubiSs
July 20th, 2004, 11:38 AM
MadJaffa when is the nfo coming?=)

And VirtualCLD: If you feel I deserve +/- rep. give me. Otherwise, don't feel forced to.

Replicarter
July 20th, 2004, 11:58 AM
:S , what a rep, and whats a +rep and a -rep??? I's it a users reputation or something? voting them a good poster.

Edit: NVM, I fiddled about a bit and figured out what it was, maybe I should just look around before I post in future. but thanks anyway VCDL :)

VirtualCLD
July 20th, 2004, 12:01 PM
A little off-topic, should be in play zone, but in the upper right hand corner of your posts is a green or red or grey sqaure, which represents your reputation. You can give other people a + reputation point, a neutral? rep point (I'm not so sure on that one), or a - reputation point, by clicking on the weighing scales in the to right corner of one of their posts.

Usually inbetween the warning icon and the post # for that particular thread.

uknesvuinng
July 20th, 2004, 04:09 PM
A little off-topic, should be in play zone, but in the upper right hand corner of your posts is a green or red or grey sqaure, which represents your reputation. You can give other people a + reputation point, a neutral? rep point (I'm not so sure on that one), or a - reputation point, by clicking on the weighing scales in the to right corner of one of their posts.

Usually inbetween the warning icon and the post # for that particular thread.

Grey reputation points means the person who gave the rep points doesn't have enough posts to give "real" rep points, I think.

Back on-topic: If a Wraith did make it back to earth to inspire a vampire myth, he obviously had no contact with his/her Wraith brethren to tell them more food was in the Milky Way and how to get there. The myths could also reveal a weakness if they follow some of the earlier vampire myths.

Lugal
July 20th, 2004, 04:26 PM
The Wraith seem to me as Vampires feeding off humans. Is it possible a few got to earth and fed on the population long ago? Seems very possible. They also seem to be on dark planets. Or so far anyways. We have yet to see them in the sun

I agree with the others that it could have influenced the vampire mythos. I thought I saw a scene from an upcoming ep that showed the Wraith running around in daylight. (Ironically the whole vampire destroyed by sunlight myth didn't start until the film Nosferatu in 1922.)

Although a wraith in the mythological sence was the disembodied spirit of a living person, or a violent ghost that attacks people (which would describe the Wraith on SGA)

Chevron_nine
July 20th, 2004, 06:08 PM
If the wraith inspired the Vampire mythos could the furlings have inspired the Werewolf mythos?

WraithKing
July 20th, 2004, 06:12 PM
If the wraith inspired the Vampire mythos could the furlings have inspired the Werewolf mythos?

Hehe, that'd be funny. I really hope they have an episode dealing with the mythology of this species. I's like to know more about them.

neith4
July 20th, 2004, 08:30 PM
The original myth of vampires have also been corrupted by the years.

The first vampire was apparently Vlad, or Count Dracula who historically worked for the Roman Empire. He was apparently very evil and twisted and some assumed him to be a cannibal...etc

Myths have been corrupted as time as gone by.

Dont you mean history has been corrupted?
Vlad was a Romanian aristocrat who fought against the Turks

I dont think Romania was part of the original Roman or later Holy Roman Empire or the AustroHungarian Empire either?

When the area that was later called Romania was part of the Roman Empire it was called Dacia and I think Transylvania was outside that area anyway!

You majorly need to read more REAL history!!! :eek:

Meresankh
July 20th, 2004, 09:37 PM
The vampire myth goes back as far as greek mythology...with a woman known as lamia, but then goes on to tell storys about any blood sucking creature being called a lamia .There are also stories about blood sucking demons that come from acient sumerian myths , which are the oldest in the world. These could be the concept of the wraith...

Torley
July 20th, 2004, 11:58 PM
Yeah, Stephen King talks about this at length too in his book, Danse Macabre. The whole thing of a "lifetaker" and the nosferatu archetype has been around for AGES, just like the person with a split good/evil personality and the "thing that has no name", aka "Frankenstein's Monster".

Wasn't Lillith a vampire too? Or at least a succubus, or something.

JoeMahoney
April 19th, 2005, 07:11 AM
maybe thats how the wraith came to outnumber the ancients so greatly

LiLTiff17
April 19th, 2005, 07:57 AM
hmmm, if the wraith were vampires, i doubt there would be anyone around to kill them. There exceptionally strong, obviously. They dont die easily! Guns seems to have very little effect (i hope anyway, itd suck if it just turned into a shoot em up !). So i doubt there would be anyone who could kill them, Buffy couldnt! and shes the current vampire slayer!

But it really would be sweet if there were some on earth! However, this is SG atlantis were talking about :) And ferom the sounds of it, we "could" have some here soon enough *dooooooooom*

I wonder if the wraith have upgraded there shizzle enough to break the atlantans defence shield now, thatd be pretty ****! Not that itd make much a of a differance tbh, wraith probly have all this tech anyway!

Ha, but maybe Buffy can still do some damage, they should recruit her to Atlantis. :D