Day: October 20, 2015

#POCtober: Vampires Beyond the Mythology of Europe

Thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and all the eventual Hollywood adaptations of that prim, Victorian body horror, much of the west sees vampires from a very narrowly European perspective. But the living dead and tales of feinds lapping up the blood of mere mortals are recurring fixtures through out the world’s folklore and popular cultures. Below are listed but a few of the world’s many and varied takes on these creatures and the lore that makes them a global trope in supernatural story telling.

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Vampires Throughout Asia

Native American Vampires of Myth and Legend

African Vampire Mythology

Bloodthirsty Vampires Of India

Bats in South American Folklore and Ancient Art

Enchanted Doorway: Vampires in Japanese Myth

Algul: The Arabic Vampire

The Camazotz of Mayan Legend

True Vampires of the Philippines and Malaysia

Beyond Twilight: 9 Lesser-Known Vampires

Vampire Legends from around the World: Australia & Asia

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