The Vourdalak is a vampire from Russian mythology. It is said that this vampire is a beautiful and evil woman. The vampire was able to lure young men to do its bidding and drink from.
The Upyr is a Russian vampire that is considered extremely vicious. This vampire attacks children first, and then it continues to kill the parents. The Upyr is able to rise during the day and sleep during the night. It has a fairly normal human appearance, so it is able to blend in with human society. […]
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 […]
An eretik is a Russian vampire. In Russian stories, the vampire is associated with witches and sorcerers, which has been tied to the concept of heresy. Heresy is the deviation on matters essential to orthodox faith. The idea revolved around the idea that the body would not decay normally if death occurred when the individual […]
In the Olonecian region of Russia, the people spread tales of the erestuny. According the the people of this region, any person, including pious Christians, could become a vampire if a sorcerer entered and took over the body at the moment of death. The peasant would appear to have recovered, but in fact had become […]