This is our first of many Origins episodes, and the first part to Origins: Zombies. There is so much to learn about zombies that we had to split it up into multiple episodes. Check out our outline of notes below, and stay tuned for Origins: Zombies Part 2
Zombie \ˈzäm-bē\: a dead person who is able to move because of magic according to some religions and in stories, movies, etc. (Merriam-Webster)
Date unknown (about 18th Century BC?)
Epic of Gilgamesh - - Ishtar threatens to unleash undead from the Netherworld to eat the living
Dates: unknown - present day
Haitian zombies - "Zombi" is also another name of the voodoo snake god Damballah Wedo, of Niger-Congo origin
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein sparked the modern concept of undead: vampires and zombies, etc.
Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allan Poe write undead-themed novels, and although they weren’t specifically zombies, they influenced future authors’ imaginations.
H.P. Lovecraft wrote several novelettes ab