Rakshasa; Vampire Demons

The word rakshasa comes from the Sanskrit word for demons or malevolent spirits. So, the word itself tells you something about these creatures. They’re not friendly. At all. They like to eat people. Rakshasa are vampire-like creatures of Hindu mythology. The legends on how they came to exist vary, like most of Hindu mythology. They…

Safety from Vampires!

It’s so reassuring to me that in legends, vampires cannot enter your home unless you invite them! That makes them almost safer than humans! Humans who bear you ill will can smash in through a window, charge through your wall with a chainsaw, and such. Vampires can’t touch you if you’re safe and cozy inside.…

Pishacha of Hindu Lore

Pishacha are another sort of vampire creature of Hindu mythology. They are flesh-eating demons, typically associated with being feminine. They are described as having red, swollen eyes and bulging veins. These creatures are nocturnal, of course. They are said to haunt cremation grounds, like many of the other demonic beings of Hindu lore. Some legends…

Kali; Vampire Goddess

The Hindu myths contain a lot of stories of vampire like demons. The bloodthirsty goddess Kali is, essentially, a vampire. She’s similar to the also bloodthirsty Egyptian goddess, Sekhmet. Kali is most often depicted with four arms, wielding weapons and severed limbs, and with black skin. She wears a necklace constructed of human skulls. A…

Vampire Myths Originated in India

There is some research that suggests ancient India was the original source of the vampire legends. Stories of undead, bloodsucking creatures may have traveled from India to places like Romania, Russia, and other lands, to form what our ideas of the vampire are today. Earliest myths of vampire-like creatures seem to come from India, and…

Flint Vampire Charity Ball

Flint, Michigan is having a Vampire Ball for Charity on October 24th, 2009! The Ball is being hosted by Vertigo Theatrics; which describes itself as “the only semi-professional theater in Genesee County.” They receive no public funding or grants. They support local artists and businesses and have provided entertainment as fundraisers for non-profit organizations in…