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!