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Abel and Cain, Vampire and Priest

…This failure to explicitly account for Cain and his lineage also explains later legends and beliefs relating to him. Up until fairly recently (e.g. the 18th century or so) there was a strong tradition that Cain still wandered the earth, unable to perish and fated to wander until the end of time (at which point, presumably, he’d be one of the ones cast into the lake of fire). And Cain has been used in literature before to explain the existence of vampires – he’s the father of them, and they’re all cursed as a result… Continue reading

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