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Are mummies technically zombies?
« on: October 05, 2008, 08:38:16 AM »
Cuz all they really are, is well preserved dead who are reanimated. Sooo, are they actually zombies? :?
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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 12:02:21 PM »
mum·my1      /ˈmʌmi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[muhm-ee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, plural -mies, verb, -mied, -my·ing. –noun

1. the dead body of a human being or animal preserved by the ancient Egyptian process or some similar method of embalming. 

2. a dead body dried and preserved by nature. 

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 A mummy itself is not anything living. It's the result of a process of embalming.


zom·bie      /ˈzɒmbi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[zom-bee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun

1. (in voodoo) a. the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose. 

 A zombie is the 'reanimated' corpse of something or someone. They are just terms used in different cultures that people confuse to be the same thing.
 

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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 12:42:07 PM »
I got the idea from watching Return Of the Mummy the other day.
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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008, 02:59:45 PM »
 You got the idea from Hollywood? The same Hollywood who says that Vamps are the walking dead?
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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2008, 03:42:58 PM »
No just Hollywood, they only brought the idea up to the surface. I originally got the idea from a book where a necromancer arose a mummy to kill his enemies cuz it wouldn't rot & fall apart like ordinary zombies would.
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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2008, 04:03:38 PM »
 That's quite true.. The way they're preserved after death would make them a better weapon.
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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008, 04:07:42 PM »
But does that make them a class all their own?
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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2008, 04:11:44 PM »
They're still two seperate things. Mummies and Zombies. Not really related because a Mummy can become a Zombie. But it's not a zombie origionally. A Mummy and a body are related because they can both become Zombies.
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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2008, 04:28:47 PM »
Ah, okay. :-D
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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009, 05:10:34 PM »
Yeah, I don't think that it says anywhere in egyptian mythology that Mummified people would magically get up and hunt down people who stole their stuff. It's usually controlled by a sick form of Karma (Their eyes will fall off, they'll be eaten by a hippo, ect).

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Re: Are mummies technically zombies?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2009, 09:27:10 PM »
 Revenge of the Gods........... gotta love the Ancients.  :roll:
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