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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.
Strigoi, also known as vampires, are beings from Romanian mythology. It is believed that they have superhuman speed and strength, shapeshift ability, immortality, astral projection, and invisibility. Strigoi can manifest as a poltergeist, a troublesome ghost. Strigoi are considered lethargic and drowsy during day and active during the night. They attack their victims during the night leaving teeth marks on the corpses.
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.