Vampire Legend & Folklore

 

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The legends and myths of Vampires have existed for over a thousand years spanning from various regions and cultures throughout the world. Cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews , Ancient Greeks and Romans had stories of demonic entities and blood-drinking spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires.

In most cases, vampires are revenants of evil beings, suicide victims, or witches, but can also be created by a malevolent spirit possessing a corpse or by being bitten by a vampire itself. Belief in such legends and lore became so rife that in some areas it caused mass hysteria and even public executions of people believed to be vampires.

We have collected these myths, legends and lore of the vampire (or vampire-like entities) to share with you. Enjoy!

Featured Vampire Legends

The Vampire of Melrose Abbey - Scottland

Melrose AbbeyRecorded in the Historia Rerum Anglicarum, published during the twelfth century, between the years of 1196-1198 , Author...

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The Highgate Vampire - England

Highgate VampireThe Highgate Vampire was a media sensation surrounding reports of supposed supernatural activity at Highgate Cemetery in London...

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Vampire Origins of Cain and Lilith

Vampire Origins of Cain and LilithAdam and Eve had two sons, Cain, a tiller of the ground, and Abel, a shepherd. Both brought offerings to God, Cain brought the fruits of the ground...

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Famous Vampire Cases

Vampire BathoryThere were two Rhode Island vampires as they were known, The first, Sarah Tillinghast, was one of the children of Stutley and Honor Tillinghast of Exeter, Rhode ...

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