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.

The reason it is sometimes associated with vampires is because it will sometimes drink the blood from the nipples of men and young children. The Alp in many cases, is considered a demon, but there have been some instances in which the Alp is created from spirits of recently dead relations. Children may also become an Alp if a mother needs to use a horse collar to ease the pain during an extremely long and torturous childbirth. The Alp is said to worship the lords of the "River of Blood." After every feed, they slash there own wrist and donate blood to the river gods.

According to some, the Alp also has an animal form, similar to the creature from werewolf lore. It has also been said that it can fly like a bird, and will ride a horse to exhaustion. They are said to ride on a horse, preferably black, and take the left toe from there female victims.

In almost all accounts and manifestations, the Alp is said to wear a hat, giving it an almost comical appearance.

Alps in Fiction

An Alp named Tonius "Tony" Zopfius VonHarnier is a main character in the Comic Charby the Vampirate.


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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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