A Mysterious Stranger was written in 1860 by an anonymous author. In this vampire story, the vampire describes himself to a party of five horsemen who are headed by the Knight of Fahnenberg. The five men were riding across the Carpathian Mountains to take possession of a castle and lands left in an inheritance to […]
The German Alp is a vampire-like spirit found in many German stories. It’s commonly associated with the Incubus and boogey man. There are many different names for the Alp, as well as a few different types of Alps the European countries. Aitvar: Lithuanian Alp with very big hands and feet Alfemoe: Icelandic type of Alp […]
Annis is a sorceress from British folklore who is known for sucking the blood from children.
The Aniukha is a creature in Serbian stories. The Aniukha is a small creature that sucks the blood out of infants. A Shaman must be called to help get get rid of the creature.
In the village of Medvegia, Regimental Field Surgeon Johann Flückinger investigated stories of blood-sucking corpses. The investigation started with Arnold Paole. It was said that during Paole’s life, he had revealed he had been troubled by a vampire when near Gossawa in Turkish Serbia. Paole had eaten from the ground of the vampire’s grave and […]
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness Book two of the All Souls trilogy is not the same as A Discovery of Witches- book one. Unlike the first book in the trilogy, there aren’t any “attacks,” like with Satu, Peter Knox or Juliette, that keep you reading. Shadow of Night is still interesting, but there’s one […]
Manjasang is Occitan term for vampire. The Occitan language is a romance language that is spoken in southern France, Italy’s Occitan Valleys, Monaco and Spain’s Val d’Aran. It’s also spoken in Calabria, Italy, and Occitan is the official language in Catalonia.
Although, the term “wearh” cannot be directly translated into “vampire,” it is an Old English term that has been used to describe vampires. A wearh is a monster or evil spirit. Many authors still use the term when writing about vampires and Anglo-Saxons between England and Scotland between the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness The New York Times deems book one of the All Souls trilogy a bestselling novel, and People says that it is “a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight. Although titled a witch story, there are plenty of vampires, demons and witches […]
A sanguinarian vampire is commonly created by being infected by another vampire, but some vampires are genetically prone to becoming a vampire. A latent sanguinarian vampire will come to his awakening later in life, usually around the teen years, but a latent vampire can develop signs of vampirism at any age and of any religion. […]