The Double Sucker

For today’s vampire lore we’ll be going back to beautifully dark land of Germany to cover yet another devilish German vampire species, the Dubbelsüger. This particular type of vampire is found in northern Germany, in the region of Hannover. The Dubbelsüger’s name translates to “double sucker,” and it comes from the belief that a child,…

OH No! Anything But Water!

Vampires hating water is a pretty common old myth. You’ve got loads of classic movies and books documenting vampires being stopped by water (the 1972 Dracula film and Dracula: Prince of Darkness to name a few). But was this idea created by modern authors and screen play writers? Nope, this has been around for ages.…

The Romanian Strigoii

Alright boys and gals, grab your thick cloaks, your wooden stakes and crosses for it’s time to go back to the traditional land of the vampire, Romania. This time to learn of the most common vampire species in the country, the Strigoii. The strigoii are a breed of undead vampire (compared to the Romanian living…

The One Who Eats The Sun and Moon

Romania is most defiantly known for vampires, honestly, that’s pretty much ALL it is known for. You picture Romania and you see horse drawn carriages traveling on aged winding paths through the Carpathian Mountains, ominous trees hanging menacingly, small superstitious towns, gothic castles and of course, Dracula. But today’s myth isn’t about the infamous Count,…

Santorini and the Vrykolakas

Believe it or not, the picturesque country of Greece was once believed to be the most vampire infested of all the world. Specifically the island of Santorini was said to be the home of countless undead, mainly the dreaded Vrykolakas. If you were to look up information on Santorini Island you would be amazed that…

Vampires In The British Isles

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”…