Moonlit Dance and Moonlit Death

Time for some more vampire folklore! Today’s post is on les Dames Blanches which is a combination of a few folkloric ideas. The name itself means “White Ladies” and it is usually used to describe a type of creature that looked half-ghost and half-fairy, but with very vampire-like traits. The name also suggests that there…

The Immortal Vampire

What is immortality? And do vampires actually possess this impervious quality? Let’s look at the facts first. What can kill a vampire? According to popular beliefs, or traditional beliefs; not necessarily all of these methods are accurate, it’s all a mater of perspective: Sunlight Wooden stake through the heart Silver Decapitation Incineration Garlic Religious Artifacts…

Vampire Prevention 101

This one’s for the vampire hunters out there. Let’s say you have a massive vampire pandemic on your hands, those leeches have taken over your territory and they wont be leaving anytime soon. To make matters worse every time you slay one they just make two more to replace it. Eventually the humans you swore…

Why Do Vampires Hate Garlic?

We have all heard the myth before, that vampire can’t stand garlic whatsoever. To use garlic on a vampire would make them run away in disgust. It’s a classic method of protection and an item that any sane vampire hunter has on them. But where in the world did that legend come from? Out of…

Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the life of Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Before you read this make sure you read Part 1. Now where did I leave off? Right, we had just gotten to the part where Elizabeth thinks she discovered the anti-aging cure: blood, her way to eternal beauty. After Elizabeth’s witch, Darvulia, confirmed…

Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Part 1

Countess Elizabeth Bathory (aka Báthory Erzsébet) is hands down one of the most famous “real vampires” in history. Her sadistic and vampiric activities are still known today by many for their horror. But before I get to her vampire-like cruelties I need to cover her life and what led up to her blood drinking. Elizabeth…

Vampire Cat

What?! A vampire cat? Oh yes dear readers, today’s vampire lore post is about a vampire kitty. The cat of Nabeshima is an old Japanese tale that never fully died, like many old myths and legends. The Cat of Nabeshima is a horrible vampire demon from Japan that took the shape of a cat, murdering…

Sole Sucker of the Mountains

Hey readers, today’s vampire tale comes from Armenia, home of rocky highlands, the breathtaking Lake Sevan and… one absolutely out of the ordinary vampire story. Armenia is a region is eastern Asia Minor, a onetime Republic in commie-ville aka the Soviet Union. This area is full of some pretty sweet vampire stories but the best…

Men Beware!

I love me some vampire lore, especially when it’s about a female species of vampire. You (awesome) regular readers know all about my vampire lore posts, for you new readers; there are many different types of vampires out there, every culture, every country has its own vampire myth. Today’s myth is about The Churels of…

One Disgusting Vampire

I have covered so many different vampire species of lore from all around the world, and today I’ll write about yet another flavor of vampire. Today’s vampire myth takes us to Brazil, the land of vast gorgeous rainforests and long stretching beaches. The vampire species is that of the feared Pishtaco (in my head I…