Date: 28 Jun 2006 00:45:00
Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there. Myth is nourished by silence as well as by words. — Italo Calvino
Mythologies is an examination of distinctly vampiric myths and legends — not the stories that kine tell about vampires, but the stories the monsters tell each other— and themselves. Origin stories, hints of Golconda, myths about Kindred-eating super-vampires and lots of other heavy folkloric material that's designed to scare, awe and entice vampires have been circulating since the first nights of the Damned. Similar to the mortal men and women they once were, vampires are also afraid of vampires, no matter what they say to the contrary.
What it is vital for you to understand immediately, before you read any further, is that this book isn't concerned about what's true and what's not. That's not the point. Mutually exclusive tales meet and mix in this book. One origin story contradicts another, one legend of modern Damnation renders another impossible, one Kindred boogeyman has supposedly slain another — no one story is truly reliable.