Thanks mostly to the almost lost (no comment) movie Nosferatu Vampires have been seen as creatures which cannot survive in daylight and will be destroyed by the rays of sunlight. In many movies it is seen as light is good (pure) and dark is bad (evil) so light destroys darkness and those who dwell in it. It could also be said that it is thought sunlight kills vampires is because they are said to be the undead kept alive by fresh blood and sunlight increases the rate of decay on human flesh. But that is a much more detailed discussion perhaps. Ever since Nosferatu movies and shows have insisted Sunlight must kill vampire but not reanimated corpses (people call them Zombies whether they are or not really)? The original Dracula in the book was not killed by sunlight but that changed when they made Nosferatu (Which comes from the Greek word nosophoros - which means "plague-carrier" Not Vampire)
1. Supernatural Vampyre (Spirits, Gods, ect.)
Now lets compare that to the original Mythology in which they are active at night but they were not generally considered vulnerable to sunlight. It has also been said and I agree that Vampyres are nocturnal creatures and it is easier for them to hunt humans for blood at night when most are tired, it is harder for them to be seen, and they often feed on humans as they sleep to not be noticed as easily. They are said to be stronger or more powerful at night. I believe Vampyres are not natural creatures but supernatural but very much living creatures. As sunlight makes most humans, other animals, and plants wake up and have more energy during the day (energizes the natural world ect) it depletes the Vampyre Spirits energy slightly as they are not from the natural world but another plane of existence (the shadow realms) originally which is in the shadows/darkness and bothers there eyes...
2. The Vampyres in Human form
Most spirits (not Ghosts) from other realms can only exist in the natural world usually for a certain period of time (depending on there strength from feeding) unless they take over a body (possession) which is how a Vampyre human comes to be; a Vampyre Spirit enters a human unborn child before they are alive (through either reincarnation, misplacement, an astral sexual encounter ect) instead of a human soul (other kin). These humans grow up normal however they may awaken to recognize they are a Vampyre (awakening) but most often can not believe in such a thing and just think the have human issues. Most of the "Vampire community" also believes there Vampyrism is a human condition but this is my theory as well as many other Vampyres in the world. As we have a Vampyre Spirit piloting the Human vessel instead of a human soul we are controlled by the Vampyres need for more fuel as it is a stronger entity in a human body so they need to to eat food as well as fuel the Vampyre.
Being a Human Vampyrism it is more difficult to feed but often if they cannot be get food from a willing donor they well feed while they are asleep (astral) or the Vampyre will take left over energy when humans have more than they need or by letting it go though a glance, giving them attention, or a touch (The Vampyres natural allure could help here). However vampyres can often barely stay healthy that way depending on there environment so they may feed on themselves out of habit and may get sick. The human Vampyre often may drawn to the night and have issues with sunlight but very rarely will it be a major issue depending on how often they feed. It is not so easy getting a willing donation of Blood or a small bit of life force though most other energy sources may work almost as well.
3. Human Vampyre in the community
Vampyres are not permitted to feed on an unwilling donor not to mention jail is never a good choice if they know better and have integrity but most in the Vampyre Community do; if they drain an unwilling victim (which is very rare) they are black listed from the V.C. - So unlike in the supernatural Vampyres the Human Vampyre is nothing to be worried about and normally a rather very pleasant person (depending on moods and situations of course lol). Not all Vampyres are big on community but a lot have come out of the coffin (kidding) thanks to the internet but many of us are worried this may cause harm to our kin or ourselves so even more like to keep quiet about what we are for it is very likely they will be unfairly judged for something we can't help being born this way...
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