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Chupacabra is a folklore and urban legend creature which sucks blood from livestock, often goats. The name came from chupar, meaning to suck, and cabra, meaning goat. This vampire-like predator avoids contact with people. The biological explanation for this myth is that people saw canids afflicted by mange. Canidae is carnivorans family like wolves, dingoes, jackals and foxes. Mange is a skin disease caused by parasitic mites, manifesting as a poor condition of the hairy coat due to the infection.
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.
Wakwak is a vampire-like creature in Philippine folklore and mythology. They have bird-like characteristics and pray as vampires at night, cut out victims and usually eat their heart. Their name describes the wings flapping sound when they hunt. This sound is usually just a gecko animal sound. Sometimes they are described as vampires, witches, even shapeshifters who take a form of a bird or bat.
Hundreds of years of legends and myths about vampires have created many popular tales of vampires who presumably walked on Earth and fed upon the innocent victims. Here you can find out more about some of the most famous vampires from our history and literature.