Category Archives: European Vampires

European vampires are quite popular and ancient. There are stories about the Draugr, Dhampir, Lamashtu, Incubus, Volkodlak, Upyr, Upier and Shtriga. The European vampire Lilith is even considered the mother of vampires, being one of the earliest vampires in Hebraic writing.

Neuntoter

The Neuntoter is a vampire from the northern regions of Germany. It is considered to be a carrier of plagues and pestilence. The Neuntoter is traditionally only seen during times of an epidemic. Those who are born with teeth or a silver spoon in one’s mouth will become a Neuntoter. It’s also said that children who die have […]

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Nelapsi

The Nelapsi is a vampire from the Slovak region of Central Europe. It is a vampire known to cause serious harm to the living. The Nelapsi is said to be able to massacre an entire village in one visit, and kill with a single glance.

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Nachzeher

The Kashubes of a West Slavic ethnic group of people in Pomerelia, north-central Poland. The Kashubes believed in the Nachzeher, which is a vampire creature that had the ability to kill its relatives by using psychic powers. It is thought that people born with cauls or teeth were most likely to become a vampire. The Nachzeher would devour […]

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Muroni

The Muroni is a Romanian vampire from the Wallachia region. It is said to have the ability to change into a variety of shapes and animal forms, and while in one of these forms, the vampire can kill easily, leaving misleading signs of an attack. It is said that the Muroni is merely a vampire […]

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Mara

Mara is a Slavic vampire that is also known to the Kashube people of Canada. Some believe that Mara is related to Mare, who is found in German vampire folklore. She is said to the the spirit of an unbaptised dead girl who visits people at night, crushing and oppressing her victims to death. In Slavic […]

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Lugat

The Lugat is a vampire from Albania; sometimes it may be refered to as the Kukuthi. This vampire grows stronger with time, until about 30 years, when it reaches its full stage. At this point, in its life, the Lugat no longer has to return to the grave during the day, and can live in a home. […]

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Leanhaum-shee

The Leanhaum-shee is an Irish vampire fairy that engaged in vampiric activities. She would use her beauty to lure men to her; then she would use her charm to place the men under her spell. The victim would waste away, as the Leanhaum-shee drained away her victim’s life’s essence through exhaustive love making.

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Eretica

The Eretica is a Greek vampire, although some claim it a Russian vampire. When looking at Greek mythology, the Eretica is in association with Hecate. They are described as demons that can take human form. When looking at Russian folklore, the Eretica myths stem from the belief that heretics were punished by members of the undead […]

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Doppelsauger

The Doppelsauger is a vampire creature of Germany, near Hanover. Its name literally means ‘double-sucker.’ The creature was supposed to be the revenant of a child who sucked his mother’s breast after being weaned. If the child dies, in its grave he consumed the flesh of his own breasts, and then would prey on a living […]

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Dearg-due

The Dearg-due, which means “Red Blood Sucker,” is an ancient vampire dating back to the Celtic times. The most famous story of the vampire creature is the story of a young woman who was supposedly buried in Waterford, which is a small churchyard near Strongbows Tree. Several times a year, she would rise from her […]

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