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Mar 15 2009

The Succubus Kiss…

I was flipping through a search on the word Succubus on YouTube and came across a short film called The Succubus Kiss…

As described by it’s creator it is:

The concept for this is the vision of the Succubus as expressed by the Pre-Raphaelite artists and writers. Lilith, the ancient goddess, turned into night roaming demoness in the guise of a beautiful woman, said to drain her victims of their physical strength, their blood, their nocturnal emissions. Thorough consumption, as it were. Sort of a Victorian era reflection on the idea of a woman’s sexuality being a dangerously consuming animal in itself.

I thought this turned out quite sensual…at least, I hope it comes across with a bit of sensuality! 

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSTE0megnn0

In case the embedding doesn’t work you can see it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSTE0megnn0

It strikes me when I watch this that while it is sensuous and the music does make it feel like something from the Victorian age, I do wonder about this some. I don’t recall myself that in the Victorian age that a connection with draining of blood was made with Succubi. It’s not generally accepted as I and most understand it…

So that brings me to the question that seems to crop up so often…

Did they confuse Succubi and Vampires again?

 

Tera

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Larss

    That was pretty good. I liked the music too. The quote at the end really got me though:

    Beware of her fair hair, for she exceeds all women in the magic of her locks, and when she winds them around a young man’s neck, she will not every set him free again – “Faust” by Goethe.

    That scene in the story, if I remember it right, was when they were on the mountain for Walpurgis Nacht, and Mehpistopheles was showing Faust all the pleasures the world could offer. That quote is from when Mephistopheles was warning Faust to stay away from Lilith, no matter how pretty she appeared to be.

    So, I guess that means that even the devil is afraid of a Succubus when she’s using all of her allure. :)

  2. avatar
    James

    Interesting video, Majesty, though the music made me think more late Renaissance, for whatever reason. And yes, this invoves the age-old confusion of these two mythologies. Even if people thought about succubi differently in centuries past, that would not cause the succubi to behave differently.

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