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 to. In some interpretations, such as the Twilight series, vampires don’t sleep at all. But even for those vampires that do, they’ll sleep wherever they think it’s safe.
Garlic wards off vampires.
This may work for new vampires but those who have been around awhile probably won’t be repelled enough to stalk their prey!
Crosses will ward off vampires.
Crosses on the other hand, will have no effect on any vampire young or old.
Driving a stake through their heart will kill vampires.
This varies depending on the interpretation as well. However, it’s generally opinion that driving a stake through the heart won’t even injure, let alone kill, a vampire.
Vampires will burst into flames when in sunlight.
This myth comes from the fact that, if exposed to sunlight, neural responses will fire off in the vampire’s brain. However, they won’t burst into flame and it most likely won’t even hurt them. It is common belief however that when they walk into sunlight, vampires become blind.
Holy water burns vampire flesh.
This is a myth that is actually believed to be true. Water of any kind will harm a vampire. And drowning a vampire is one way to kill one.
Vampires prey on virgin women.
Vampires want blood – they don’t usually care if it comes from a man or woman. And they certainly don’t care if it comes from a virgin or not.
Vampires can fly.
This comes from the association of vampires with bats. But although they have amazing leaping and bounding skills, vampires are not able to fly.
You cannot see a vampire’s reflection in a mirror.
Vampires show up just like humans do in a mirror. However, most vampires don’t like to see their own reflection and so, generally avoid mirrors.