Vampires are not real. Or, shall we say, we don't think they're real. That makes them supernatural. Author Stephenie Meyer invented an incredible mythology surrounding vampires – their skin sparkling in the sun, their off-the-charts beauty, their strength and sixth senses. Her version of the vampire world clashes a bit with Western culture's traditional perception of vampires, but three things remain centrally important: 1) vampires' primary food source is human blood, 2) vampires have an immense amount of sex appeal, which makes them even more effective predators of humans, and 3) vampires are immortal.