Cullen Family Tree

By JJ Duncan on
The Cullens, AKA the Olympic Coven, are at the center of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight universe. The name Cullen originates with family patriarch Carlisle Cullen, who created a family of "vegetarian" vampires who don't kill people. The Cullen crest seen in the movies consists of a hand (signifying a pledge of faith) over a lion (courage) set above a chevron (another word for banner, it signifies protection) with three shamrocks (perpetuity).In the interest of providing a look at the bigger...Read Full Story

'Twilight' Characters: The Cullens

By JJ Duncan on
The Cullens, AKA the Olympic Coven, are at the center of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight universe. The name Cullen originates with family patriarch Carlisle Cullen, who created a family of "vegetarian" vampires who don't kill people. The Cullen crest seen in the movies consists of a hand (signifying a pledge of faith) over a lion (courage) set above a chevron (another word for banner, it signifies protection) with three shamrocks (perpetuity).Carlisle Cullen(played by Peter Facinelli in the movies...Read Full Story