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April 10, 2010

Namaste: Vampires of the Sub-Continent

India is seen to be one of the centers for the origin of the vampire myth.  However, many attribute the origins of the vampire myth to Gypsies.  Muslims may have spread these early legends into India in the ancient caravans that used to travel along the great silk route.  However, each of these ideas on […]

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April 6, 2010

Hippity, hoppity…

Who knew the vampire myth scaled the globe in so many places? Apparently the Chinese also have a popular vampire myth called the Xiang Shi or the Chiang Shih. The belief in the Xiang Shi is derived from the Chinese concept of each person having two souls. One soul was seen as the superior, rational […]

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Talamaur

The Talamaur is a vampire-like monster from the Banks Islands in the South Pacific.  I chose to include a map  to show where the island is located, since I had never heard of the Banks Islands before and it tickled my fancy to see where these vampires originated from on the map.  The belief in […]

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