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Baobhan sith is a character from Scottish mythology also called the White Women of the Scottish Highlands. She is a beautiful seductress and blood-sucking fairy who prey by night on young travelers in secluded areas. She is one of the oldest vampires. These creatures can be found in natural settings and forests.
Incredible popularity of vampires and their impact on human popular culture and myth have created many different variations of this mystical creature. From traditional vampires who feed on blood to the vampires who feed off other sources of power, here you can find out more about them.
Lamia is a character from Greek mythology. She was a queen of Libya and become a demon who eat, devour children. She was described as a serpentine, or just having serpent’s tail below waist or snake skin wrapped around her arms and waist. Lamia was a mistress of God Zeus. His wife Hera became jealous, turned Lamia into an immortal monster and killed her children.
The term vampire came from the Slavic folklore tales about bloodsucking undead creature that was not much different from that mystical creature that has established itself into our popular culture. Here you can find how those ancient folklore myths influenced modern day vampires.