One of my absolute favorite things about vampires is their history, the countless myths and legends surrounding them. I love vampire folklore, I love that virtually every country has their own unique vampire, from the Sampiro to the Nelapsi. After countless time spent on research I had thought I had covered every vampire species, but…Continue readingThe Vicious Viesczy of Northern Europe
Russia is absolutely full of folklore and history of all kinds, but most importantly, it has myths about our beloved bloodsuckers. Russian vampires share many similarities with other vampire species in Europe, particularly the countries nearby, but here’s a look at two vampire species found in Russia. Eretica: This horrifying vamp was often associated with…Continue readingThe Vampires of Russia
Tarot cards have been a part of the occult almost since they were created. Originally, the Tarot were playing cards used for games in France and Italy, but even playing cards have been used for divinatory purposes almost since their creation. As the centuries have passed, and anything to do with magic and divination was…Continue readingVampire Tarot
Ever wonder how vampire legends were born, or why vampire hysteria in the Middle Ages reached the level it did? Well you aren’t alone; those questions also crossed the mind of Dr. David Dolphin, who was a chemistry professor at the University of British Columbia. In 1985 Dr. Dolphin presented a theory that the victims…Continue readingDr. David Dolphin’s Vampire Theory
I’m sure we all clearly remember the scene in Twilight when Bella is beginning to get suspicious that there’s something “special” about Edward and goes home to furiously type things into Google. The camera views of what she pulls up are succinct, yet clear enough to give us the understanding that Bella has come across…Continue readingApotamkin or rather, The Cold One
It’s vampire lore time! This time we go to the large and wondrous Australia. Home of giant spiders, kangaroos, a thousand stereotypes and one fantastic and very unique vampire legend. Today’s myth is that of the Aborigine vampire-like creature known as the Yara-ma-yha-who (points for anyone that yells that name out, extra points if it’s…Continue readingYara-ma-yha-who! Say What?
What? Never heard the name before? Shame, since he is one of the most famous vampires in history, his story got a lot of press coverage back in the 1700’s and is still renowned even now. The case of Arnold Paole took place in 1727-1728 in the Serbian village Meduegna. Arnold Paole was a soldier…Continue readingThe Legendary Arnold Paole