I have always thought that is was primarily a new phenomena. The media needs to pit vampires against someone, werewolves are the perfect ones. I agree, however, that it is a bit strange how they make them get along in the movies/TV shows.
I must admit that I did enjoy the books. They were quick reads. The movies, however, left much to be desired. I just sat in the theater shaking my head because I could not believe I had to sit through 2 hours of cheesiness. I should have never seen the movies!
Who is your favorite God or Goddess? My favorite Goddess is Athena. She is the Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.
The only ritual I take part in is eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. I believe this ritual originated in Spain. I like the idea of "letting go" by lighting a piece of paper on fire with these things written on them. Maybe I will incorporate that this year!
I also envision all fairies as good and helpful souls. There are many different beliefs about how they came about. One belief is that they are dead souls. Another belief, although not as popular is that they are a unique being different from human or angel. A third belief is that they are...
I also like the Renaissance Period. I am fascinated with the architecture of that period, not to mention the advancements in culture such as literature and the arts. This period is also known for the contributions of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
My favorite is the creation of the world. "In the beginning there was only chaos. Then out of the void appeared Erebus, the unknowable place where death dwells, and Night. All else was empty, silent, endless, darkness. Then somehow Love was born bringing a start of order. From Love came Light...