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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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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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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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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