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"And their flesh shall nourish yours, their blood shall flow within you, for as the beetle nourishes the lark so shall human nourish vampire."
―Excerpt from the "Book of the Vampyr"[src]
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The bible pre-dates the old and new testaments.

The Book of the Vampyr, alternatively known as the Original Testament or the Vampire Bible, is the sacred text of the Vampire religion, found on the HBO original series True Blood.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Allegedly older than either testament of the "Holy Bible", the "Book of the Vampyr" chronicles the creation of the universe, all life in it, the life and demise of Lilith, and the beginnings of "The Authority".

Season 6Edit

At no point does the text mention the possibility of Lilith returning or being resurrected, so vampire Bill Compton's transformation after ingesting Lilith's blood came as a complete surprise, even to those who knew the text well. ("Who Are You, Really?"), It was later discovered, however, that the text held even more secrets than was previously thought. ("The Sun")

Despite its prominence and central role in vampire society, its authenticity and accuracy are dismissed by many vampires. This even includes members of the Authority. Guardian Roman Zimojic didn't place much faith in the book that gave him his rank and Chancellor Dieter Braun claimed that the work's author, an acquaintance of his, was intoxicated while writing it.

ContentsEdit

Book of LilithEdit

  • Background
    • Lilith, the first, but non-servient wife, of Adam, in the Hebrew bible, is a demon in Jewish mythology.
    • Lilith - who originated in approximately 2300BCE as am all-powerful, feminist, Sumerian Goddess and was later absorbed into the Hebrew religion. Upon this, sadly, She went from being a holy and remarkable expression of feminine power to being debased as the evil first wife of Adam who was cast out of Eden; Lilith's refusal to lie beneath Adam, according to the tale told in the Alphabet of Ben Sira, has made Her a modern feminist icon. She has become a symbol of resistance to patriarchal authority, female independence, and freedom from male oppression at any cost. And then being further demoted to demon by the Levite Priests who wrote the Bible. Certainly She is only hell of a womon! She woos no man!
    • Lilith is omnipresent, day and night, light and dark. She waxes and wanes in presence, reflecting the coming and going of all things, the expanding and contacting of our lungs, the ebb and flow of the ocean, the heave and sway of Universal energies, the beginning and ending of our lives. Her dark spirit of enlightenment is expressed in the heavens - it has to be dark to see the stars. In Her dark world stars will shine and shower us with light. Her sight is upon all things and within all things. Her eternal flight from the repressive and elitist Garden of Eden and the rigid demands of the patriarchal system is representative of the pure freedom of spirit that all women and men deserve and Her wings beat the breath of beauty and sensual love into all things. 

Book of BaphometEdit

  • Background
    • Baphomet is the ancient goat-headed idol used in occult practices and satanic rituals.

Book of AzeraEdit

  • Background
    • Azera, possibly a feminized form of Ezra, is a writer, prophet, and a preacher against sinful marriages.

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