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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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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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March 17, 2010

The Real Vegetarian Vampires

Heads up Edward: you’re not the only vegetarian vampire anymore!  Surprising, I found in my research that Serbian gypsies believe that inanimate objects, like garden equipment and fruit (especially pumpkins and watermelons) can turn into vampires if left outdoors overnight on the eve of the full moon.  The vampire pumpkin or watermelon is known to […]

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March 16, 2010


Vrykolakas is a greek mythological creature with many attributes of the vampire.  It is one of the oldest vampire related myths, and the myth has shown an evolution from a supernatural form to a revenant form.  In history, vampire myths originated describing vampires as being supernatural beings, often demonic in nature.  Over time these myths […]

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