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The Origin of the Vampire. Vampirism has existed for millennia. The ancient cultures all had tales of demons woven with their cultures. The Spirits were considered precursors to modern Vampires.
The folklore for the Vampire arises almost exclusively from early 18th-century south-eastern Europe.
In most cases, Vampires are revenants of evil beings or witches. Often created by a malevolent spirit, possessing a corpse or by being bitten by a Vampire.
Tales of supernatural creatures have been discovered in almost every culture. The term vampire did not exist in ancient times. Similar activities have been attributed to demons or spirits, and even the devil himself was considered synonymous with the Vampire. Almost every nation has associated the Vampires with some kind of revenant or demon, or in some cases a deity.
There is more content to attain relating to the Vampire and Werewolves. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do these creatures exist? Are they the dark shadows that go bump in the night? Please leave a comment, and I will do my best to get back to you. -A.Christie.
I hope you enjoy today’s instalment, ta-ta for now.
For further reading I recommend: The Vampire, His Kith and Kin, by Montague Summers – https://www.sacred-texts.com/goth/vkk/vkk03.htm
The Origins of Popular Superstitions and Customs
by T. Sharper Knowlson, Chapter V –