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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…

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Food Offerings For The Dead

In ancient times, and even now, laying food offerings at shrines to gods or other various higher powers was and is a very common practice. But these contributions weren’t always laid out for unseen forces, sometimes they were to honor the dead, or used as a means of mystical protection from supernatural beings. A common…

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The Mischievous Kythnos Vampire

Today’s vampire tale is of a rude and mischievous lil’ vampire named Andilaveris and this vamp was one that caused all sorts of trouble on the small Greek island of Kythnos. You see, most of the vampires on the island of Kythnos had been destroyed over time and no new vamps were created due to…

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Sex, Blood and Mythology

Let’s take a look at Ancient Greek mythology – you have a handful of petty gods and with them, countless monsters that come in all shapes and sizes. Nothing new there, but… did you know that hidden among all of those monsters and myths there was a vampire in there? And she’s the lustful, ravenous…

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Leech Lover Facts: Part 1

There are loads of totally random, weird, strange and wonderful vampire facts. An assortment of delicious little tidbits for vampire fans to sink their fangs into. So here is the first part of what will no doubt be a running series. Some silly, devilish and unbelievable vampire facts… Fishnets: Yup, fishnets. Nets used to catch…

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Santorini and the Vrykolakas

Believe it or not, the picturesque country of Greece was once believed to be the most vampire infested of all the world. Specifically the island of Santorini was said to be the home of countless undead, mainly the dreaded Vrykolakas. If you were to look up information on Santorini Island you would be amazed that…

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