well vampyres lend well to alot of allusions in literature...the whole nature of it being a consuming, passionate, dark experience. I liked Bramm's too. I was never allowed to watch vampyre movies as a JW kid, so my favorites were Frankenstein--I loved Mary Shelley's Frankenstein(the movie)--especially the end scene where the monster is crying over his father's death even after all the horror he put him thru...and the sea captain asks the monster why he is crying and the monster says, 'because he was my father'. I always WANTED to feel that way about my father. But I cant.
So why are you called Heathen? Do you follow a Nordic or Gothic paganism? Or do you use it to mean 'NOT christian'? I am heathen, pagan-I follow a witchcraft tradition. My heritage is German Gypsy and I am sure some Nordic-Gothic-Celtic. Freisland and Brittany I know for sure on my father's side before the 1700' s when my ancestors came to America. My mother is French and Scottish, but we don't know for sure. I have always felt a connection to the Northern Italy, Romania, Germany, ByeloRus area of the map. The Gypsy surname in the family was Pharo. And I have always been fascinated by ancient Persia and legends of Atlantis.