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Jan 19 2009

Succubi and the Undead…

I’m bringing up this topic again because of a book I discovered today that will eventually wind up on the SuccuWiki tomorrow. This book is a sort of encyclopaedia on the undead…

So it covers stuff like vampires, zombies, mummies….

And Succubi?

Just a moment…

Succubi?

Ummm… I think I have ranted on this several times in different ways, but this time lets approach it from the direction of, why the confusion?

I suppose the most likely reason for the confusion is the way sexual attraction is wrapped around both Succubi and Incubi and as well, vampires…

All of these creatures are supposed to be sexually attractive to humans and in being so they draw their pray to them to feed upon…

So I think that is where the confusion hits…

Interestingly, if you think about it, Succubi and Incubi can exist anywhere at anytime including day or night…

Vampires can’t. One good beam of sunlight and it’s all over for them…

So which would be the greater threat in a movie or otherwise?

A vampire needs to feed on the blood of their prey and eventually in doing so, they kill their prey and, on occasion, turn them into creatures like themselves…

Succubi and Incubi can turn others into beings like themselves, but they don’t have to. I know that there are other myths where Succubi take the seed of men to give birth to new Succubi and Incubi and so forth, but the point is that in feeding on others, they don’t have to “turn” them…

But the one thing that really drives me nutty is the confusion between vampires, which are undead creatures, and Succubi and Incubi which are creatures of demonic creation or were in the past Angels that became Fallen and thus to Succubi and Incubi…

There seems to be a large difference between the two…

How about respecting the difference?

Tera

3 comments

  1. avatar
    James

    I don’t think it is a lack of respect so much, Majesty, as a lack of knowledge or the curiousity to seek it. It is sloppy scholarship in an area where the authors think sloppy scholarship won’t matter. The publishers, however, might appreciate being informed.

  2. avatar
    MZ

    Sounds like the book included Succubi because it’s more all creatures that are evil. The ‘undead’ in the title might simply be what they think will grab more people’s attention while conveying the general subject matter .

    But if I was going to play devil’s advocate, like I usually do, can you classify Succubi, demons and angels as ‘living’? There is probably an argument to be made that only earthly creatures are ‘living’. Not sure that’s what they were thinking, but it might be.

    Otherwise, I can easily see why people confusing Vampires and Succubi upsets you. It’s definitely annoying to me as well. But there are mythos that describe a succubus biting their victim to drain their sexual energy. And there are also mythos that state their victims die after completing compulation with the succubus.

    We both know which mythos I subscribe too. 😉

    Curtis

  3. avatar
    FreezeFrame

    Obviously the editors of the book in question are confusing zombies, mummies, lawyers and other undead parasites with Succubi and Incubi…

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