Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Zombies Through the History

A zombie is often a reanimated dead or a mindless human being. In the middle ages it was commonly believed that the souls of the dead will return to the earth and haunt the living. The zombies appear in several other cultures worldwide like China, India, Japan, the Pacific and the Native Americans.

Haitian Vodou is a religion from the Caribbean country of Haiti. As a part of the Vodou religion they believe that magician called bokors can revive the recently dead. According to the tenets of Vodou, a dead person can be revived by a sorcerer and the zombie remains under his control because they have no will on their own.

Some of them use blood and hair from the victims in conjunction with voodoo dolls to zombify them. There are also and some other methods of zombification which involve a specially prepared concoction of mystical herbs in addition to human and animal parts. When the bokor performs the ancient voodoo rite, he takes possession of the victim's soul, and replacing it with the Ioa that he controls.

The "trapped" soul usually is placed in a small clay jar, which is wrapped in a fragment of the victim's clothing, or some other personnel possession owned by the victim in life, and then the jar is hidden in a secret place which is known only by the bokor.

When the zombie is revived he has no power of speech and his memory is gone. They are easy to control and usually are used by the bokors as slaves. According to the Haitian folklore, feeding salt to a zombie will return it to its sense.

Then the zombies often attack the bokor who created it, or returns to its place of burial and dies. Although zombies can be traced to Haiti within the last few centuries, older myths have some similarities to zombies.

The Epic of Gilgamesh of ancient Sumer includes zombies. Ishtar in the fury of vengance says:

" Father give me the Bull of Heaven,

So he can kill Gilgamesh in his dwelling.

If you do not give me the Bull of Heaven,

I will knock down the Gates of the Netherworld,

I will smash the doorposts, and leave the doors flat down,

And will let the dead go up to eat the living!

And the dead will outnumber the living!"

Other older literature in which zombies are mentioned are: "One Thousand and One Nights", "Frankestein", various Gothic Romanticism by Edgar Allan Poe and lots of others. Not only books are written also and movies are filmed. But enough for the history of the zombies rare are the people who actually believe in them.

Nowadays besides the films with zombies also are popular and the zombie games. There are actually a lot of games with zombies, and if you hate to see them on the TV screen maybe you will want to play with them.

Also the games with zombies are divided into several categories like: Zombie Games, Weird Games, Torture Games, and some other scary games. So I will say it again if you are not blood lover and you are too scared to watch all those creepy faces on the screens, and despite all that you want to know more about the zombies, you can search some online games to play or maybe some zombie related book to read.

Oh and one last thing sometimes the zombie games can be funny, not all of them are scary. So the choice is yours. Make the right one.

Hello my name is Marija - I am from Bitola Macedonia. I consider writing to be my passion and I write about things that interest me.

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