Vrykolakas: the greek bloodless Vampire.

The “undead dead” have always been an interesting aspect of global folklore. Many cultures seem to have at least a few popular creatures or mythic beings that are near to a Vampire. However, each culture seems to have its own “version” on the common creature. I didn’t know the Greek Vrykolakas, whose journey from human to vampire, and their life afterwards, is really interesting. While most vampire legends tend to involve drinking human blood as part of the mythos, in Greece, it does not. A person doesn’t become a Vrykolakas…

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The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

We are adjacent to St Nicholas’s Churchyard in Newcastle Upon Tyne where, for over a hundred years, the Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle has perched above the ornate rear door of the historic Cathedral Buildings. Still today no one is quite sure why this blood-sucking grotesque character was created, its provenance and significance are unknown, but probably is an original feature of the building built in 1901. Locals tell a story about a grave robbers who were wandering in the area until one dark night the fanged beastie rose on the…

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Enriqueta Martì Ripólles, the story of the “Vampire of Barcellona”

It’s normal, in every culture, than if children misbehave, they are told the bogeyman will get them. But not in Spain, where they’re threatened with Enriqueta Martí i Ripollés the ‘Vampire of Barcelona’, a psychopath woman who would kidnap children, offer them to paedophiles and then kill them, using their remains to make cosmetics and beauty product. The story of one of the most sadistic women in Spain is intertwined with that of the “Semana Tragica” in Barcelona, ​​in 1909. During that week a brothel was discovered by a self-styled…

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