An interesting bit of info just heard…

The so very special feasting and drinking of blood, everlasting life, and resurrection of the dead are all concepts embedded in Christianity – and embedded in vampire culture. The now popular concept of a royal bloodline supposedly linked to that of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, a bloodline from whence the European concept of Divine Right Monarchy can also be added to the mix. The prototypical Transylvanian vampire Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) was hereditarily linked to that supposed bloodline – so some historians say.

Dracula literally means “Dragon King”, a title by which many early European monarchs ruled, including the legendary Pendragon and King Arthur himself… all under the heavy-handed auspices of the Roman Christian Church.

The Crusades, The Inquisitions, and acts such as the burning of an innocent peasant girl (Joan of Arc) at the stake were only highlights of the historical blood-lust… where Church and vampires meets politics.