Vampires of Legend

Vampire. The word conjures up images of suave, handsome, or strikingly beautiful creatures, such as is depicted in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Those of you who are fans of her books are quite familiar with the arrogant and sexy Lestat.

One of the most famous vampires of all time is, of course, Count Dracula. The brain child of Bram Stoker who based his immortal monster on a Hungarian ruler know as Vlad Tepes, also know as Vlad Dracul-a, which when translated means “son of the dragon,” a nicknamed that was well earned, for the count was a blood thirsty and ruthless ruler. He was also known as Vlad the Impaler due to his habit of impaling people on very sharp stakes and letting them suffer until they died a horrible and extremely painful death.

The legends of vampires were around long before Stoker wrote his book. From very early times there have been reports and tales of vampires, or vampyr, which means, when roughly translated, “blood drinker.” In nature there are all kinds of vampires; …

Common Misconceptions of Vampires

After Hollywood, Bram Stoker and Vlad the impaler, it is easy to have misconceptions about vampires. Nothing more than cliché’s, these are a few just to list your misconstrued views.

1) Why is there no evidence of bite marks?

In Romania, a vampire was simply a zombie who stalked and killed in the night. Fangs,and the actual drinking of blood was added by Hollywood. Now some will claim, “I really do drink blood” and there’s a common explanation. PICA – is a food disorder in which a person’s body craves a certain nutrient and will do anything to get it even if it means eating weird things. People have been know to eat chalk for its calcium and since Iron is the number one deficiency in nutrition in which blood contains iron, people will probably drink it to get the Iron.

2) Why is there no evidence or recollections of the previous life?

Common sense has it USA passports were not international until the 1920’s – before then it was not unlawful to travel without …