The Vampire Legacy Ankh is the symbol which represents culture, traditions and philosophy of the Black Veils and the Legacy 23 projects of Endless Night Vampire Ball, Sabretooth Clan and the Vampire World.
This precious artifact proudly worn discretely in public and openly in ceremony by both Sabretooth fang clients and Black Swans. Formally the Vampire Legacy Ankh was consecrated to symbolize the “The Black Veils” which are power words of the "vampire mythos" which include Elegance, Mystery, Romance, Transhumanism, Immortality, Primal Nature, Seduction, Magic and Glamour.
The ankh, or in Latin the crux ansata (cross with a handle), was originally the Egyptian hieroglyph which meant "life". Many ancient Egyptian artworks, especially funerary art, depict gods and pharaohs bearing this symbol. The ankh was also associated with Osiris, the god of death and rebirth, and ankhs were often placed with mummies in order to symbolically convey the gift of immortality. Over time the ankh came to symbolize immortality and can even be seen as a key to unlock the gates of death. The Rosicrucians and members of Hermetic orders often use this symbol in their rituals. The Coptic Christians, as well, employed it as a symbol of life after death. Ankhs incorporating mirrors into their design have sometimes been used to symbolize perception of the subtle reality.
The bladed ankh first surfaced in popular culture in the 1983 film The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott and based on the novel by Whitley Strieber, who also, significantly, wrote the novel Communion. With its historical symbolism, cultural significance, and esoteric nature, the ankh was the obvious symbol for the Vampyre Culture & Philosophy. In 1996, Master Metal Manipulator Drennan was commissioned by Father Sebastiaan to make an exclusive version of a bladed ankh to represent the virtues of the Legacy.
Thus was born the Legacy Ankh, the most recognized international symbol of the Vampire World. The Legacy Ankh is a copyrighted symbol and only available exclusively through VampireWorld.com and may only be used by those who have obtained a Phoenix Warrant.