40 Interesting Vampire Facts

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As the constant presence in history and folklore, Vampires are the most well known, classic monsters of all. Here you can find out some of the most important Vampire Facts about these legendary creatures.

1. The name “Vampire” comes from the Albanian Dhampir which means “to drink with teeth”.

2. Vampires can be killed by the use of a wooden stake through the heart.

3. Vampires survive on blood.

Vampires can be killed by the use of a wooden stake through the heart.
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4. People are turned into vampires by being bitten by a Vampire.

5. Vampire’s habits include being very pale, being super hot, sleeping during the day, not eating food and remaining young-looking forever.

6. A vampire can turn into a bat, rat, owl, moth, fox, or wolf.

A vampire can turn into a bat, rat, owl, moth, fox, or wolf.
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7. Sometimes Vampires can be hybrids (a half vampire – half human being).

8. The first vampire traced to Greek mythology in the story of a young Italian man named Ambrogio.

9. There are some other creatures that can go up and fight vampires like wolves and demons.

Vampires mostly sleep in coffins.
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10. There is a myth that the word Vampire derives from the Turkish word Upyr, upper or upior which means witch.

11. Count Dracula is one of the most well-known Vampires.

12. A group of Vampires is called a brood.

The group of Vampires is called a brood.
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13. To prevent an Vampire attack, a person should make bread with the blood of a vampire and eat it.

14. The other traditional methods of killing vampires include decapitation and stuffing the severed head’s mouth with a brick.

15. Vlad of Walachia had a bad habit of killing the people by skinning them alive and eating the victim.

Vlad of Walachia had a bad habit of killing the people by skinning them alive and eating the victim.
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16. In 2013, archaeologists in Bulgaria found two skeletons with iron rods through their chests; according to an article in Archaeology magazine, the pair are believed to have been accused vampires.

17. Certain regions in the Balkans believed that fruit, such as pumpkins or watermelons, would become vampires if they were left out longer than 10 days.

18. There are few truly vampiric animals, including leeches, lampreys and vampire bats.

The most notorious book about vampires is Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
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19. Few people think the name “Vampire” is derived from the Hungarian word “Vampir”.

20. Not all vampires were thought to physically leave their grave. In northern Germany, the Nachzehrer stayed in the ground, chewing on their burial shrouds.

21. Rabies has been connected with vampire fables.

Rabies has been connected with vampire fables.
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22. “Porphyria” is a kind of disease that many people called it as Vampire Disease.

23. In the Oxford Dictionary, the word Vampire makes its first presence in 1734.

24. Vampires do not have a reflection.

Vampires do not have a reflection.
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25. When a suspected vampire dies, the body is dug up and a stake is driven through its heart to make sure it stays dead.

26. Garlic protects us from the attack of Vampires.

27. Dolmen, an ancient rock tombstone, played a very important role in the theory of the Vampire.

Dolmen, an ancient rock tombstone played a very important role in the theory of the Vampire.
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28. Vampires actually date back to the ancient Babylonians and the year 4000 BC.

29. Vampires have super strength and often have a hypnotic, sensual effect on their victims.

30. During the vampire panic in New England, vampires were finding a new role in European books like The Vampyre (1819), Carmilla (1871-72), and Dracula (1897).

As per sources, firstly Vampires were known as Ekimmu and were believed to be a revengeful and vengeful.
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31. The ancient Greeks supposed that Gingers turn into Vampires when they die.

32. In medieval times, Redheads were regarded as Vampires.

33. According to a Romanian legend, if you want to find a Vampire you’ll need a 7-year-old boy and a white horse.

According to a Romanian legend, if you want to find a Vampire you’ll need a 7-year-old boy and a white horse.
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34.  Porphyria said to not only have affected King George III, but also latterly Princess Margaret.

35. The most famous vampire of all time is Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

36. One of the earliest accounts of vampires is found in an ancient Sumerian and Babylonian myth dating to 4,000 B.C.

Vampire legends may have been based on Vlad of Walachia, also known as Vlad the Impaler.
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37. One of the most famous “true vampires” was Countess Elizabeth Bathory.

38. In folklore, the vampire’s first victim would often be his wife. This is why, in some cultures, when a husband died, the wife would change her appearance.

39. Chinese vampires were called a Ch’iang Shih and had red eyes and crooked claws.

Chinese vampires were called a ch’iang shih and had red eyes and crooked claws.
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40. After the advent of Christianity, methods of repelling vampires began to include holy water, crucifixes, and Eucharist wafers.

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