Articles & Research


Aswid and Asmund (Iceland)

From Book Two of the Eyrbyggia Saga: There were once two great Icelandic warriors, Aswid and Asmund. They were not only the greatest of generals, but they were also blood brothers. One of them suggested, as they grew older, that they should make a death pact -- that when one of them died, the other would go to the grave with his friend. They both agreed to this and swore on their blood.
2007-05-24 10:45
K · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Arnod Paole (Serbia)

The story of Arnod Paole is one of the few vampire histories that has been sufficiently documented over the years to lend it historical validity. In the spring of 1727, Arnod Paole returned from service in the military to settle in his home town of Meduegna, near Belgrade. He bought some land, built a home and established himself in the community. After a short time, he was betrothed to a local girl whose father's land bordered his, and the two were wed.
2007-05-24 10:42
K · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Alp Vampire (Germany)

An Alp may be a creature originating from German folklore. It is sometimes related to a vampire, but it's behavior is more like that of the incubus. It's victims are often female, and it usually attacks during the nighttime, controlling dreams and creating horrible nightmares.
2007-05-24 10:37
K · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

A Study of the Transformation of Social Roles of the Slavic and American Vampire

In America today, we are surrounded by borrowed images. People from all over the world flock here, and bring with them a background of cultures and beliefs, filled with imagery reflecting those ideas. Often times, these elements take on a life of there own in the cauldron known as the American "melting pot," and through interaction with their new surroundings, evolve into something quite different from their original form, becoming an integral part of our culture.
2007-05-24 10:32
K · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

A Romanian Experience

In August 1994, I spent two weeks in Romania. Though I am an experienced traveller (having visited over 20 countries in the past 30-plus years), this was my first trip to Romania. That is probably because up until recently, I have never had a particular reason to undertake such a trip. But that changed, as a direct result of my scholarly interest in Dracula.
2007-05-24 10:24
K · Bram Stoker · Dracula · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin · Vlad Tepes

Fanged Films

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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