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23rd-Jan-2011 04:57 pm
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me. In an upcoming story which I hope I will be able to start with in the next month or so *Fingers crossed* I was wondering if anyone could tell me if vampires had shadows or not? Thanks!
24th-Jan-2011 12:12 am (UTC)
Depends on the school of thought your into.
If you believe the reason that vampires cannot be photographed or cast a reflection in a mirror is due to the absence of the soul then you can reasonable assume they cannot cast shadows (as shadows can be seen as representation of souls - think Peter Pan).
Otherwise sure they can cast a shadow! They are still a human body even if a demon is inside of it. For that matter they could always cast a reflection of what the demon looks like instead of their human form in shadows.
24th-Jan-2011 12:32 am (UTC)
That makes sense I was thinking they couldnt because they didnt have reflections so it had to be kind of the same thing.
Thank you so much =)
24th-Jan-2011 12:14 am (UTC)
I think it depends on which myths/legends you draw from. Most everything I've read, they cast a shadow, but don't have a reflection.
24th-Jan-2011 12:33 am (UTC)
I never even thought about vamps having shadows before lol. So I could go either way? That will definitely work for my story thank you =)
25th-Jan-2011 02:36 am (UTC)
doesn't Alucard step into his shadow to shadow walk?
25th-Jan-2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
I have know idea who Alucard is LOL
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