Difference between Werewolves and Vampires
With the hype that media and books have given to these mythical creatures, werewolves and vampires have taken the lead in the supernatural-horror-fantasy genre. Especially with book such as Twilight and New Moon becoming a global hits, the competition to take sides with a favorite ghoul has begun. The competition is tough as we have pitted "Team Werewolf" against "Team Vampire". The two fantasies are held up against each other and the battle of becoming the more popular has officially begun.
What They Are
The werewolf syndrome physically manifests in an excess of hair on the body and face, except the palms and soles, and it is believed to occur at birth. It is said to be a genetic change that involves chromosome 22 and another mutation that has not been identified yet. Whereas vampires are a pure creation of folkloric assumptions that feeds on living creature's blood. Both creatures are mere myths and nothing more and no such creatures exist today.
Werewolves are believed to be shape shifters due to either effects of a curse or their own choice. People even believe that a full moon triggers this change and from there, writers, poets and others started to use this theory of transformation. However, as vampires were believed to subsist on the blood of living beings, they caused death and harm to their victims or sources of energy. Vampires are mostly mysterious creatures that are believed to be seen only at night, initially, but today their image has revolved around and begun to be seen as the heroes of movies coming out in seemingly broad day light. Times are changing and so have the tastes of the movie public. Fans let themselves get involved in the publicity of the changes in time for these characters and the transformation of these characters in subtle ways even though they are said to have existed for centuries.
Although there are real life cultures that mention the authenticity of werewolves, vampires are just a creation of the imagination yet are still more popular. Recent series such as Twilight have portrayed this mythical creature as the perfect must-want accessory that somehow every girl should have- romance included. Werewolves have become a common make-believe myth whereas vampires are seen to be the dangerous, mystifying creatures that make your adrenaline pump faster! The enthusiasm is evident in one of these myths and people are giving in to the world that the writers and directors have created for them.
Where there are more chances of the myth of the werewolf being true, the vampires take the lead by miles. Myths abound and have excited the world's audiences. Team vampire has taken over the curiosity of more of the masses due to the following reasons:
- Everyone likes excitement and vampires portray the best fantasy anyone could get. Immortality is a game that the farsighted, imaginative see and vampires are portraying just about everything of this flight of the imagination.
- Where werewolves are not seen as the ‘bad-guys' the recent hype that the media gave to these fictional characters, vampires are seen as the ultimate romantic heroes that every girl, or should we say "Bella", must have.