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Vampires and Animals

Believe it or not animals and vampires have a big part in vampire folklore. Sometimes it’s simply the malevolent vampire controlling the animal, making it carry out his evil deeds, or it’s the animal itself that is the bloodsucker. According to the vampire-crazed gypsies in Yugoslavia damn near anyone or anything can become a creature…Continue readingVampires and Animals

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What is a Dhampir?

Well, it’s a half vampire, half human hybrid of course, Blade taught us that. But this idea didn’t come from the entertainment world. The idea of a vampire/human mix comes straight from age-old vampire lore, Gypsy lore to be exact. Dhampir is the name the Slavonic Gypsies came up with to call the child of…Continue readingWhat is a Dhampir?

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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…Continue readingVampire Myths Originated in India

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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…Continue readingLeech Lover Facts: Part 1