Do vampires really have to be invited into your home to come in?

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#1 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Or do you think this a more modern addition to the mythology, like sparkling?

#2 Posted by dodgerblue13 (20845 posts) -
Well it's just rude to waltz in uninvited. It's just more that we evolved and learned manners so we made our vampires follow the same rules.
#3 Posted by howlrunner13 (4399 posts) -

If you mean invited into your house. Then no. Why would they care about asking to come in if they are going to kill you?

Also sparkling is NOT an addition to the mythology.

Edit: Ah, yes. Forgot about all that older stuff. I'm no vampire expert. *shrug*

#4 Posted by Kcube (25389 posts) -

Vampires can do what they want.

B E K though you HAVE to invite in

#5 Posted by BranKetra (49847 posts) -

I was under the impression that light has holy significance. Therefore, if a vampire or any other unholy entity were to encounter it, they would be destroyed. As far as your question, I haven't noticed the idea of inviting a vampire in except in certain circles. On the other hand, their going after the life force of human beings and more potent--virgin girls can be seen in both western and eastern stories.

I'm not a vampire historian or anything, but I have seen a few films and heard a few stories.

#6 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Also sparkling is NOT an addition to the mythology.howlrunner13

Why not?

#7 Posted by cd_rom (13951 posts) -
It's been part of the vampire mythology for a while. At the very least, it's been part of vampire lore since the first vampire Hollywood movies (a lot of monster myths seems to come from old Hollywood films). The idea is evil can't simply walk into your house. You have to invite it in. I think the rule applies to all demonic forms.
#8 Posted by GC4ever (3044 posts) -

i guess it's all about the person who is writing the story
i haven't seen much of that myth....but it's around

#9 Posted by Riverwolf007 (24188 posts) -

don't do it they will drink up all your clamato juice!

anyway that's one of the older things in the mythology.

btw, lol at the sparkly stuff that is just so so sooooo stupid.

#10 Posted by VintageClock (40 posts) -

the concept of vampires has always cracked me up. Most of the movies on the subject have one or two major problems that make really bad.

#11 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
somebodies been watching ANGEL
#12 Posted by solidruss (23842 posts) -

somebodies been watching ANGELcampzor

Actually it's more than that, True Blood follows the same pattern

#13 Posted by CMFreezy (656 posts) -
Yes its true they have to be invited in, and they do not sparkle.
#14 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

I don't know. I've only heard this in passing, but I've never watched anything where this was an issue. Though, I haven't really watched much vampire stuff. Twilight sort of killed the mithology.

All I know is that Drac never had that problem, because all the ladies came to him 8)

#15 Posted by harashawn (27604 posts) -
In certain European lore, vampires (e.g. Dracula) cannot enter a room they have not been invited into. Every mythological creature has to have some kind of weird kryptonite like that.
#16 Posted by cd_rom (13951 posts) -
In certain European lore, vampires (e.g. Dracula) cannot enter a room they have not been invited into. Every mythological creature has to have some kind of weird kryptonite like that.harashawn
You mean sun, garlic, crosses, holy water, stakes through the heart, and death of the head vampire weren't enough? Come to think of it, vampires are wimps.
#17 Posted by Agent-Zero (6196 posts) -
That's what they want you to think.
#18 Posted by harashawn (27604 posts) -
[QUOTE="harashawn"]In certain European lore, vampires (e.g. Dracula) cannot enter a room they have not been invited into. Every mythological creature has to have some kind of weird kryptonite like that.cd_rom
You mean sun, garlic, crosses, holy water, stakes through the heart, and death of the head vampire weren't enough? Come to think of it, vampires are wimps.

They are. That's why they always fall in love.
#19 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"]somebodies been watching ANGELsolidruss

Actually it's more than that, True Blood follows the same pattern

Let the Right One In does too.

#20 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -
If they needed to be invited, I doubt people would keep stakes in their homes, hang garlic, or put anything around their doors to deter the vampires, because unless you have a VERY hard time saying no or they can jedi-mind-trick you (which would defeat the point of them needing permission anyway), they can't get you.
#21 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Yes its true they have to be invited in, and they do not sparkle.CMFreezy

Have you ever met a vampire?

#22 Posted by cd_rom (13951 posts) -
If they needed to be invited, I doubt people would keep stakes in their homes, hang garlic, or put anything around their doors to deter the vampires, because unless you have a VERY hard time saying no or they can jedi-mind-trick you (which would defeat the point of them needing permission anyway), they can't get you.XilePrincess
The whole idea of vampires is they're supposed to be charming. They get their pray by attracting them rather than hunting. The other defense is relatively the same idea as having a lock, chain, and deadbolt on a door.
#23 Posted by harashawn (27604 posts) -

[QUOTE="CMFreezy"]Yes its true they have to be invited in, and they do not sparkle.Pffrbt

Have you ever met a vampire?

I have. He disguised himself as a vaccum salesman, but I knew his real intentions. I told him to stay out of my house and if he even tries to take a drop of my wife's blood I'll shove a steak right though his heart. I'd have to tie him up so he doesn't escape while I cook it, though.
#24 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

The whole idea of vampires is they're supposed to be charming.cd_rom

No, originally they were hideous, evil things. Like Nosferatu.

#25 Posted by harashawn (27604 posts) -

[QUOTE="cd_rom"]The whole idea of vampires is they're supposed to be charming.Pffrbt

No, originally they were hideous, evil things. Like Nosferatu.

Depends on the origin/location of the lore. There are hundreds of different types of vampires.
#26 Posted by Chojuto (2908 posts) -

[QUOTE="solidruss"]

[QUOTE="campzor"]somebodies been watching ANGELCommanderShiro

Actually it's more than that, True Blood follows the same pattern

Let the Right One In does too.

Yeah that's what I was thinking of when I clicked on this thread. I recently just read the book.

#27 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

[QUOTE="cd_rom"]The whole idea of vampires is they're supposed to be charming.Pffrbt

No, originally they were hideous, evil things. Like Nosferatu.



Nosferatu came after Dracula.

#28 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Nosferatu came after Dracula.vadicta

The Dracula styIe came after the Nosferatu styIe.

#29 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Do vampires really like having sex with human women?

#30 Posted by Agent-Zero (6196 posts) -

Do vampires really like having sex with human women?

Pffrbt
Yes because vampires are real.
#31 Posted by TINYOWNSYOU (565 posts) -

No. They're probably coming into your home to kill you, being vampires and all.

#32 Posted by lexiskye (1 posts) -
of course the have 2 be invited in in not it defys the vamp lore watch vampire diaries and u will get it
#33 Posted by Celldrax (14800 posts) -

It's been part of the vampire mythology for a while. At the very least, it's been part of vampire lore since the first vampire Hollywood movies (a lot of monster myths seems to come from old Hollywood films). The idea is evil can't simply walk into your house. You have to invite it in. I think the rule applies to all demonic forms.cd_rom

Yeah, something like this.

#34 Posted by Skarwolf (1813 posts) -

The whole sparkling idea is stupid. Figures a broad made that up.

#35 Posted by Overlord93 (12602 posts) -
Yeah and if they don't wipe their feet they turn to dust. They really are quite polite.
#36 Posted by toast_burner (22614 posts) -

The idea of a vampire is mostly based on basic human urges and desire. A vampire is what all people want to be but choose not to be because of they still have somehumanity. Only you can let evil into your life, you can choose to ignore it, but a lot of the time you won't be aware of the choices you're making in your eyes it seems perfectly innocent.

#37 Posted by cd_rom (13951 posts) -
Bumped from a year ago.
#38 Posted by Horgen (111166 posts) -

[QUOTE="solidruss"]

[QUOTE="campzor"]somebodies been watching ANGELCommanderShiro

Actually it's more than that, True Blood follows the same pattern

Let the Right One In does too.

Vampire Diaries too...
#39 Posted by FMAB_GTO (14385 posts) -

Do vampires,if they existed, really like having sex with human women?

Pffrbt
They are men,what do you expect?
#40 Posted by Celldrax (14800 posts) -

Bumped from a year ago.cd_rom

I always forget to look at the date :(

#41 Posted by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -
Let the Right One In does too.CommanderShiro
And The Vampire Diaries.
#42 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

Or do you think this a more modern addition to the mythology, like sparkling?

Pffrbt

No its real.

Mormons suffer from the same supernatural problem.

#43 Posted by Am_Confucius (3229 posts) -

Of course. Vampires are very polite.

#44 Posted by Serraph105 (28559 posts) -
[QUOTE="harashawn"]In certain European lore, vampires (e.g. Dracula) cannot enter a room they have not been invited into. Every mythological creature has to have some kind of weird kryptonite like that.cd_rom
You mean sun, garlic, crosses, holy water, stakes through the heart, and death of the head vampire weren't enough? Come to think of it, vampires are wimps.

they are the only mythological creature I know of that can be potentially taken out by a squirt gun.