Spreading the Bloodlust

The majority of vampire myths feature a fiendish undead creature that drains every drop of its victim’s blood, but not all vampires are that monstrous, some are a smidge kinder. For example, the Albanian lugat chooses to take only a small amount of blood from their prey, leaving them weakened but alive. While not ideal it’s better than being dead, right?

The lugat may not kill its victims, but it would continue to feed off a single person for a period of days to weeks. The only big problem here is that the lugat’s bite could possibly leave a spiritual, or psychological, taint on the victim that would cause the person to develop a bloodlust of their own.  The bloodlust they felt was by no means a murderous or overpowering thing; it was usually an erotic feeling. It is said that these folks infected by the lugat’s bite would become sanguinarians – real people that feel that they absolutely need to feed on blood in order to survive.

The lugat also has some classic vamp powers, like the ability shapeshift into multiple forms – such as a human man, a child, a cow, a stray dog and a few others. But unlike the vampires in stereotypes, the lugat does not have fangs, instead has very normal human teeth. When feeding it simply bites like anyone else would and then sucks blood from the wound.

Even though the lugat isn’t necessarily a deadly vampire, some may still want to kill it. Unfortunately this is easier said than done. The only creature that can kill this vampire is a wolf, but trying to force a wolf into a hunt so isn’t going to go well for you. Unlike the lugat, a wolf will kill your sorry ass if you try to make it do anything it doesn’t want to do.

If any sanguinarians are reading this, what do you think about this legend? Do you think it’s possible that your bloodlust was brought on and spread by this ancient vampire?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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  2. I put Vampgirl for you guys to get the point, I am a vampire. But before I say anything about this legend I would just like to point out that us Vamps aren’t immortal, we can die. Now, about the legend, I wasn’t bitten by a Lugat, I was born as one, which makes me a Sanguarian Vampire. But there’s no saying that I couldn’t have been, maybe I was and I just forgot.

  3. Hmmm I’ve never Actually looked at this to be the reason for what i am this is a very intriguing story/theory but if this is true what does this mean of our existence our we truly children of the night or just decedents of pawns created by the vampire for its own needs i will have to look into this more.

    1. vampire, i am an archaeologist n yes m on the search , but everything i ever try to find out about them puts me to dead end . i dont reveal the truth to the people i just love what i do , even when its the most dangerous creature on earth but so far nothing its sad to say that i have been working over this for 2 years crazyly day n night but it puts me to disappiontment n travelling from one end of the world to

  4. vampgirl…that’s good we all need to stay united and by researching what we are you are helping to bring our community closer together….i have yet to find anything but this to relate us to the lugat if you find anything please inform me.

  5. I’m sorry! I’ve been looking all over but couldn’t find anything important. I guess I’ll just have to accept what I am and leave it at that. But I’m hoping in the future you’ll find out info on this! GOOD LUCK!

  6. Oh, yes! Sorry, when I said, “accept what I am and leave it at that”, I meant that I probably wont be able to find as good information as you probably could, because of what you are. I think it’s really cool!

  7. yes Keke that’s very commendable of you to try to aid us in the searching for these answers and im sorry you could not find what you were looking for either and thanks for the luck

  8. i am a descendent of a lugat and i cant shapeshift. i know were rare so im prabebly the closest to a living lugat today do have reguler teeth but i have more than one set of sharp reguler sized teeth.


  10. I am a Lugat and i just found out. Last week i had the need for blood so i drank some of the christmas ham blood and felt better, but, i cant shapeshift. i think im a decendant because my mom is a Lugat and my dads a human so im half Lugat. And by the way a Lugat isnt a vampire its a dark entity that drinks blood. its just that it is like one. Also if you are a Lugat you problably sit on your bed or in a corner for hours at night having a horrible feeling and helplessly talk to yourself (thats what i do) So if anyone has this than you are a true Lugat.

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