The Ankh is an international symbol recognized by many vampyres as part of real vampyre culture. Vampyric groups use individualized forms of the ancient Egyptian symbol associated with immortality as their insignia, many vampyres wear it as an identifying sign in the form of a pendant and it often can be found on books, documents and websites.

In particular special bladed form of the ankh, the Bladed Ankh, became unmistakably associated with real vampyres. It was arguably adopted by vampyric communities after being inspired by the fashionable Ankh-pendant worn by the vampires in the 1983 movie ‘The Hunger’, where it is shown featuring a hidden blade the vampires use to open the blood vessels of their victims.

Bladed Ankh as shown in the 1983 movie ‘The Hunger’ with Cathrine Deneuve and David Bowie