Us humans are such a superstitious bunch, even today in the age of science and logic you can find countless people who believe in age-old superstitions. But these beliefs in supernatural occurrences were most common hundreds of years ago, back when everyone believed in the undead and other wicked beings. They had folktales for nearly…Continue readingWhen Vampire Dogs Attack!
Hundreds of years ago when the fear of vampire was very real, a common belief in many countries was that vampires not only fed on blood, but that they also spread the plague. At the time villagers took an assortment of precautions to keep vampires from terrorizing them, everything from putting a brick in a…Continue readingArcheologists Discover Vampire Skeletons in Ireland
In nearly every book of vampire folklore I have ever read, each mentions the Irish goblin the Redcap. While the redcap isn’t exactly a vampire, many like to call it the vampire’s “cousin” due to its need for blood in order to survive, like a vampire. A redcap is a sickly thin goblin found in…Continue readingThe Irish Redcap
Time to travel to the green forests and white cliffs of Britain to visit one of the best known folktales of all, The Green Lady (aka the glaistig). The Green Lady is known throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland – but in each area in each country the myth is a bit different. For example,…Continue readingLovely, but Deadly
Once upon a time in Derry, Ireland lived a dwarf named Abhartach. Now this was no ordinary dwarf, this dwarf was a magician and a vile tyrant. After committing many horrible cruelties he was at last vanquished by a neighboring chieftain, said to be Fionn Mac Cumhail. The wicked dwarf’s body was then buried in…Continue readingThe Giant’s Grave
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
Sadly, this part of the world does not have many vampire myths. While the rest of Europe is full to the brim with vampire stories there are very few from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. But there are some… Ireland: Here we find the vampire known as the dearg-due, who’s name means “Red Blood Sucker”…Continue readingVampires In The British Isles