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Vampire Hunting on ‘Destination Truth’

Over at Werewolves.com I chatted with our readers about Destination Truth, a show that I recently learned existed. It’s currently in its fourth season, so yeah, I’m a bit behind. Ah well, anyway, the show airs over on SyFy and explores a wide variety of myths and legends around the world – from werewolves to…

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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…

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Vampires & Sex

Since the day Bram Stoker penned the account of Lucy Westenra being ravaged by Count Dracula; most vampire, and horror fans, have associated our favourite, undead, blood-drinking harbingers with sex or at the very least consider them sexual beings with a lust for flesh which matches their own lust for blood.  We see this theme…

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Bhuta

So many vampires are cursed souls, condemned to wander the Earth hunting for blood. In so many cases, it isn’t even their fault or their choice. In the case of the Bhuta of the mythology of India, these poor souls suffered an untimely, usually violent death, and are forever cursed to an afterlife as a…

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Chorti

Let’s travel to the wilderness of Mexico and Guatemala. Here, they tell myths of a particularly ferocious, and yet environmentally friendly vampire called the Chorti. (Not to be mistaken with the Ch’orti’ who are indigenous Maya peoples in Guatemala an Hondorus). The Chorti are wild men who live in various wildernesses of the world. They…

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Hell Hath No Fury…

In modern day vampire tales the women are usually sex symbols or pathetic victims, but if you take a look back into vampire folklore you’ll find that there are many female vampires, and they all kick ass. These vamps are ferocious and bloodthirsty – hell hath no fury like… a female vampire. Here’s just a…

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Vampire Myths Originated in India

There is some research that suggests ancient India was the original source of the vampire legends. Stories of undead, bloodsucking creatures may have traveled from India to places like Romania, Russia, and other lands, to form what our ideas of the vampire are today. Earliest myths of vampire-like creatures seem to come from India, and…

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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…

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Top Vampire Myths

Well it’s safe to assume that anything that’s built solely on myths will have many sub-myths of its own. And this case is never more true than when talking about our favorite neck-biters! Here are some of the most common vampires myths debunked! Vampires sleep in coffins. This myth actually depends on who you talk…

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Vampire Powers

There is more to being a vampire than just blood drinking you know. There is power, lots of it depending on what species of vampire you are. Since there are so many vampire myths and so many legends throughout the world there is a long list of what a vampire can do, what powers it…

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Mmm Mmm Blood

I’m going to start this post with one of my all time favorite vampires quotes… “Everyone knows the phenomenon of trying to hold your breath underwater – how at first it’s alright and you can handle it, and then as it gets closer and closer to the time when you must breathe, how urgent the…

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