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Offline Nanaloma

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Inspiration for the WOD?
« on: April 08, 2020, 04:55:05 am »
I'm reading a book called, "German Myths and Legends" by Donald A Mackenzie, Crown Publishers, Inc, NY, NY, 1985.  Under, "The Coming of Beowulf", chapter XVIII, is this on page 190:  "Grendel was his name, and he hovered by night on the marches and held moorland and fen.  By the Creator were he and his kind banished to their dark lairs, because they were the kindred of Cain, the slayer of Abel, whose evil progeny were monsters and elves, and sea-demons, as well as the giants who fought with God, for which he paid them their reward."  "---  Without delay that grim monster clutched a sleeping warrior, tore him asunder, chewed his flesh, and drank his blood ----"
It appears this demon also eats humans after drinking their blood but, wow, the feeling of deja-vu when I read this.  What thinkith thee? 

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Re: Inspiration for the WOD?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 08:14:20 am »
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"Some quotations," said Zellaby, "are greatly improved by lack of context."
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Re: Inspiration for the WOD?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 03:44:12 am »
Wow, I had read the story of Beowulf when I was younger.  But when I played Bloodlines and did some research on the vampiric lore of the setting.  I never made the connection.  This is interesting.
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