The Legend of Vampires

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 18th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/231r4igi/
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Many people are obsessed with vampires and there are cults such as the goth cult and television series such as Twilight that populate our teen culture these days.

Introduction

The Montreal connection with the Twilight (Vampire series)

Montreal-born actress Rachelle Lefèvre landed a key role in the Twilight movie. She says she always had a passion for vampires.

The history of Vampires - Continued

The history of Vampires - Continued

In 1560, Princess Erzsebeth (Elizabeth) Bathory, was born. Legend has it that she bathed in virgin's blood. See the site unsolvedmysteries for the complete story.

In 1607 the legendary bring vampires to North America.

1850 - Haussman destroys Paris' Vampire Quarter. He then rebuilt the city. Read full story here"> bring vampires to North America.

1850 - Haussman destroys Paris' Vampire Quarter. He then rebuilt the city. Read full story here

1854 - The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency in Copper Creek Siege, California was established. Read full story here

There is no doubt that blood thirsty predators would be a hazard to the survival of humanity and to the health of unfortunate victims. Where did the legends begin? Was there any truth to these stories and why did they survive so long? Many of these creatures might be explained through real life health conditions that will be explained later on in this series.

Stories of other blooding sucking creatures that preceded vampires

Stories of other blooding sucking creatures that preceded vampires

The term vampire is a fairly new term. Prior to that, ancient cultures had blood sucking demons or evil spirits who closely resembled the vampire concept of the modern era.

The Lilitu, a Mesopotamian demon in 4000 B.C, may have given rise to the Hebrew Lilith who was a blood-sucking demon, circa 700 B.C. This demon was likened to a succubus.

The Greeks had a bloodsucking woman who sucked the life out of her sleeping victim. The myth of the fury as it was called was evoked to represent the anger of the Gods.

Ancient Greek and Roman mythology also had the Empusae, the Lamia, and the Strides. These bloodsucking creatures referred to both witches and demons alike. The Lamia and the strides sucked the blood out of babies and small children. The strides also preyed on young men.

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
18th May 2015 (#)

Carol, great article. Thank you for sharing it. I loved the Twilight series. I read all the books and watched all the movies.

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