Tag Archives: Roman vampire

Strix

Strix is a creature from Ancient Roman mythology that is often described as a nocturnal bird, such as an owl. The creature fed on human flesh and blood. The term ‘Strix, is actually Latin for “screecher,” and in Roman it is means “owl.” The Strix, is sometimes referred to as striges or striga. They are […]

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The Girl and the Vampire

The Romanian vampire became the subject of many folktales. A common folktale was of a boy who committed suicide following his failure to gain the marriage blessing of his girlfriend’s parents. He became a vampire and began to visit the girl at night. The girl spoke with an elder woman in the village who told […]

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Roman Vampires

Roman vampires are a variation of Slavic vampires, but they have distinguishing characteristics and elements. Strigoi (masculine) and strigoaica (feminine) is closely related to the Romanian word for witch- striga, which was derived from the Latin word strix- the word for a screech owl that referred to demons who attacked children at night. Moroi (masculine) […]

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Nosferatu

It is said that the Nosferatu is the vampire to which Bram Stoker based Dracula. The Romanian vampire is said to become stronger with each attack, unlike a bee, that will die with one sting. The Nosferatu is the illegitimate child of parents who were illegitimate. Soon after its burial, the Nosferatu begins a life […]

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Moroii

The Moroii is a living vampire in Romanian folklore. Some stories refer to the creature as a vampire ghost. The vampire can be male or female. The female Moroi is called a moroaica. Some stories associated the creature with strigoi or werewolves. In modern myths, the creature is said to be the live-born offspring of two strigoi […]

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