Akasha: The Mother in Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat, this vampire was - according to Marius - the second vampire to come about. Wife of Enkhil, the first vampire, Akasha and Enkhil are vampires of immense power, and are synonmous with Isis and Osiris. The pair form "Those Who Must Be Kept", the vampires from whence came all others. As the first vampires, Akasha and Enkhil are immensely powerful, only slightly bronzed by a full day in the sun. To drink the blood of the mother imbues a lesser vampire with a measure of her power.