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The Real History Behind Hemlock Grove’s Upir

The Netflix show Hemlock Grove, based on the book of the same name, mentions a being known as the upir. But what is this creature and did the show’s writers create it? Oh no, Dear Readers, they didn’t. The upir is a vampire from European folklore, a vampire species once believed to be real. Along…Continue readingThe Real History Behind Hemlock Grove’s Upir

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Top 10 Vampire Stereotypes Explained

Thanks to today’s date – 10.10.10 – we’re bringing you a top 10 list, because really, what day is better than today? After thousands of years of history, the vampire has earned itself countless well-known legends and when you mix in the stereotypes created by the entertainment world you have even more.  Many folks have…Continue readingTop 10 Vampire Stereotypes Explained

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The Blood Lovin’ Upior

Time for another different flavor of vampire, this time the Slavic Upior. The Upior or Upier is an eastern Slavic name for “vampire” used the most in Poland and also believed by some to be where the word “vampire” actually originated from. The Upior is a bit different than the majority of the Eastern European…Continue readingThe Blood Lovin’ Upior