|“||Maacah bat Talmai is one of the gods worshipped by vampires, alongside his divine "bride" Phampira, or Sekhmet as the Ancient Egyptians would call her. To them, he is a divine creator, the great ancestor, and the future messiah who would vanquish the life and turn the world into an utopia for all vampiric kinds.||„|
|— Matt Wright.|
|“||Transient guests are we.....||„|
|— Maacah's constant phrase.|
Maacah is believed to be the first vampire in all of Creation, however, that status is given to Dracula for Maacah is more of a deity. He is the patron deity of vampires and is an important figure in vampire history as he is believed to have lead to the creation of Dracula. Maacah can only be summoned through a special ritual that requires the blood of the "Virgin and the Father". The father being the blood of Dracula himself, the so-called father of all vampires, but it may also apply to one who carries the blood of the vampire king.
The vampire hunter D seems to be in search of him, it's unclear what he will do once they finally meet face to face.
Maacah comes across as close to perfection in all areas for vampires, showing supreme intelligence, courage, knowledge, compassion, ruthlessness, leadership, craftiness, and understanding. Most cannot argue his station as some sort of vampiric deity. He has shown a deep respect for all life and he has shown a deep contempt.
He is constantly philosophizing his actions, the actions of others around him and where those actions will lead to in the end. He is cold, and highly calculating knowing that every action he makes has a huge impact on not just the world but the universe at large.
Powers and Abilities
- Vampire God Physiology: As the God of Vampires, Maacah possesses all the normal abilities of vampires, only stronger due to being their progenitor. Maacah has the ability to control bats and transform into a flock of them, usually using them for reconnaissance. Thanks to his demonic divine half, Maacah is immune to general Vampire weaknesses but still feels some discomfort from them.
Not much is known about Maacah's early existence. Rumors among vampire nobility seem to indicate that he was obsessed with a woman named "Mina the Fair" about ten thousand years ago. It was said that he was unable to attain this woman, and this lead to him being reduced to dust. He is believed to be the first vampire in history to reach the status of Godhood.
Supposedly he was an ancient Hungarian war lord and came to power in the early seasons of the fifth century and possessed a lust for war and bloodshed so great he eventually resorted to killing on his own kind. Even thousands of years later, people still whisper the legends of his decadent, savage feasts and his bathing in warm human blood. Some scholars even claim that his ascension heralded the beginning of the ancient Hungary kingdom's descent into decadence. This is in contention as other sources say he was born before Ancient Mesopotamia at the same time as Oberon.
At some point in time, it was revealed that Maacah struck a deal with the Devil himself, demanding great demonic power. Satan agreed, but on one condition: and that should his own blood lust consume him, he will be take his soul. Maacah, knowing how manipulative the Devil can be, scoffed at the deal but agreed nonetheless thinking it to be a farce. When his people caught wind of this Maacah was labeled as a demon by his own people and was thus ordered to be executed. This sparked the Hungary Massacre where Maacah slaughtered the soldiers that dared to apprehend him.
However, Maacah was eventually defeated by a sect of priests by incapacitating him with a holy cross. This gave the opportunity for one of the soldiers to decapitate him and ending his heinous reign once and for all. But the priests knew that Maacah would not be so easily bested and thus ordered his remains to be burned and his items to be buried. Centuries passed, and the items belonging to Maacah were discovered and placed in the British Museum in London. The legends of Maacah were completely erased with many people dismissing him as a myth, but not for the vampires.
It is believed that Maacah was intended to be the dark soldier and original "Son of the Devil" that Satan desired in order to spread destruction and mayhem across the lands. However, he noticed that Maacah was too unstable and thus abandoned him. He later moved his interest towards Vlad III, the man who would later become known as Dracula. According to some demonic scholars, Satan had used the blood of Maacah to create the Vampire King before his execution at the hands of the Ottomans.
Nonetheless, the legend of Maacah was passed around through vampiric society, with some vampires worshipping him as their patron god, however others only look at him in contempt as they believe him to an ancient vampire that only elevated himself to the status of a god and is not actually a deity
Myths and Legends
Maacah (Codex Alexandrinus: Maacha, KJV: Maachah, sometimes spelled Maakah, Hebrew: מעכה ma`akhah "Crushed") is a non-gender-specific personal name used in the Bible to refer to a number of people.
|“||In all the proud, glorious history of the Nobility, this one pronouncement of their godlike Sacred Ancestor alone had met suspicion and denial from all Nobles.
The Nobility’s Academy of Sciences had developed a method of mathematically analyzing fate, and, after they cross referenced these ﬁgures with the historical import of all known civilizations they canceled all presentations on the ﬁndings of their research. When they came under fire for this decision, it was the Sacred Ancestor who came to face the critics, appearing in public for the ﬁrst time in a millennium to control the situation. And those words were the ones he’d let slip out then.
The great, eternally ﬂowing river that was history had a civilization temporarily resting on its placid surface——the Sacred Ancestor referred to those propping up the civilization as transient guests. The question was, did he refer to the Nobility or humans?
The tangled skein of the Count’s thoughts grew more knotted, and then a single thread suddenly pulled free. A bizarre rumor that had circulated brieﬂy among the highest ranking Nobility whispered into life in his ear once more. Our Sacred Ancestor, it seems, swore to a human maid—-they would make children and he would slay them, but even after slaying them he would still have her bear more.
|— A Vampire Scholar.|
|“||You were my only success......||„|
|— Maacah to D.|
|“||It all started with him. All the dreams, and all the tragedies.||„|
|“||We vampires aren't a new race that suddenly came into being ten thousand years ago. Our origins go back far earlier to the time of Earth's Creation, making our kind ancient in comparison to the human race.||„|
|“||All these things were determined long ago by a majestic will.||„|
|— A Vampire General.|
|“||Maacah is believed to be the patron god of vampires. While no one really knows the specifics of his origins we do, however, know this: he was the first of his kind. The patriarch of Vampires. If you believe in the legends that were around during the Dark Ages, he was said to have been created by the Devil. Born as the perfect vampire and an absolute true killing machine. Because just like the Great White Shark...he's never had to evolve. If Dracula is the 'Messiah' then Maacah would be the 'Lord'.||„|
|— Ivan Romanov.|
|“||Maacah... Now that is one god that I would not piss off.||„|
|— Hermes about Maacah.|
- According to Satan, Maacah's birthday is in Fall, most likely the end of September, or early October.
- D is also asked by Carmilla if he is the son of the "Vampire King", indicating this is another title by which he is referred to.
- Maacah also held the power of Hell and assisted the Forsaken Priest and Zalgo.