The Bloody Truth About Vampires
Vampires are fodder for books, movies, and Halloween costumes. But for hundreds of years, they were scapegoats for disease.
BBC - The people who drink human blood
In many cities around the world, thousands of average people – nurses, bar staff, secretaries – are drinking human blood on a regular basis. The question is, why? David Robson reports...
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Vampire
A vampire is a mythical being who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures. In folkloric tales, undead vampires often visited loved ones and caused ...
Vampire - Wikipedia
The Bloody Truth About Vampires
Vampires are fodder for books, movies, and Halloween costumes. But for hundreds of years, they were scapegoats for disease.
Alp (folklore)
An alp is a nightmare creature originating in German folklore.Not to be confused with the similarly named Alp-luachra, the alp is sometimes likened to a vampire, but its behavior is more akin to that ...
Alp (folklore) - Wikipedia
Vetál
Vetála is a mythological figure in India, the king of the ghosts and spirits (vetala) or demons (pishacha).Per the 1886 Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency:
Vetál - Wikipedia
Lobishomen
The lobisomem is a creature in the mythology of South America. In Brazil, the lobisomem was thought to be a werewolf who mainly attacked women. In humanoid form, the lobisomem is a little over two i...
Muroni
The muroni (or murony) is a vampire in Wallachian mythology. It has the ability to transform into a variety of different animals. Due to this characteristic, a muroni attack could be very hard to id...
Lamiai
The lamiai was a vampire legend originating in Greece.The lamiai was named after Lamia, a queen of Libya in Greek mythology. They were known as primarily demonic beings who sucked blood from young ch...
Peuchen
The Peuchen (also known as Piuchen, Pihuchen, Pihuychen, Pihuichen, Piguchen, or Piwuchen) is a creature from the Mapuche mythology and Chilote mythology pertaining to southern Chile, a much feared sh...
Suangi
A suangi is a common name of a male witch in the belief system of West Papuans. Suangis are said to eat the blood and/or internal organs of their victims and then stuff the bodies with leaves and gra...
Vjesci
The vjesci (Polish: wieszczy) is a vampire in Polish folklore. According to legend, a person was destined to be a vjesci from the time they were born. It was possible to point one out from a cau...
Soorapadam
In Hindu mythology, Soorapadam (also known as Soorapadman), was an asura. He was the son of the rishi Kashyapa and an asura princess, Maya, who illusively enchanted Kashyapa into marrying her.He, and ...
Hiranyaksha
In Hinduism, Hiranyaksha (Sanskrit: हिरण्‍याक्ष, "golden-eyed") was an Asura and the son of Diti and Kashyap.Kashyapa (Sanskrit: कश्यप kaśyapa) was an ancient sage (rishis), who is one of the Sapt...
Hiranyaksha - Wikipedia
Hiranyakashipu
Hiranyakashipu or Hiranyakasipu (Sanskrit: हिरण्‍यकशिपु, "clothed in gold"; the name is said to depict one who is very much fond of wealth and sex life: hiranya "gold," kashipu "soft cushion") is ...
Hiranyakashipu - Wikipedia
Rakshasa
A Rakshasa is a demonic being from Hindu mythology. As mythology made its way into other religions, the rakshasa was later incorporated into Buddhism. Rakshasas are also called maneaters (Nri-chakshas...
Rakshasa - Wikipedia
Adze (folklore)
The adze is a vampiric being in Ewe folklore. The Ewe are located in Togo and Ghana. In the wild, the adze takes the form of a firefly, though it will transform into human shape upon capture. When in ...