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The Gwrach y Rhibyn

In Welsh folklore the Gwrach y Rhibyn was something between a fairy, a warning and a vampire. She was usually seen at crossroads in the form of an old hag, weaving and bobbing on her tattered shawl, as if waiting to attack someone that passed by. At other times though, she was spotted besides rivers…Continue readingThe Gwrach y Rhibyn

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Poland’s Vjesci

Time again for another blood drenched trip into the world of vampire mythology! Today‚Äôs undead of choice is the vjesci, a species of vampire found in Polish lore. According to the legends a person was doomed to become a vjesci if they were born with caul (a thin, filmy piece of membrane that sticks to…Continue readingPoland’s Vjesci

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Greece and Vampires

The beautiful country of Greece is one of the great vampire countries, the home of many undead. Greece has an abundance of vampire lore and myths, all of which have been well documented throughout time. Greek undead date all the way to the ancient world, with such wicked creatures as the lamia, empusa, ephialtae and…Continue readingGreece and Vampires

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Vampire Names Throughout Europe and the UK

Whether they’re told as common folklore, or believed to be real terrors and creatures that roam the earth, there are many names for vampires and vampire beings throughout the world. Here are some common vampire names that send a tingle up one’s spine throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. Bruja: This creature took the form…Continue readingVampire Names Throughout Europe and the UK

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Destroying Vampires Around the Globe

Those who are looking around this site trying to find different ways to kill vampires will find great posts on just that topic here, as well as here. But before you try your hand at all these different methods, hoping that one of them works should you run into a vampire, you might want to…Continue readingDestroying Vampires Around the Globe