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!
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
Just further proof of the power imagination; a few horror comics can cause children to run rampant through a Glasgow cemetery, armed with knives, sharpened sticks, …and dare I say, rocks? Sure a few kids with knives might not sound so bad to you, if anything, it might remind a few of us of the…Continue readingVampire Crazed Children in 50’s Scotland Cause Widespread Panic
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
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