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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.
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.
Chedipe is a witch-vampire from folklore stories in India. The word chedipe means prostitute. Chedipe was seductress who brings impurity into the home. She was believed to wound or have a sexual affair with sleeping man victim which resulted of wife's suspicion of infidelity. By legend she visited houses at night, naked, had hypnotic power, cast a spell on the house residents and suck blood from men from their toes.
Manananggal is the creature from Philippine mythology. It is a half human and half bat. The word manananggal means to separate or to remove itself. It is usually described as scary female monster who can separate her torso and spread huge bat-like wings. She attacks people on their sleep and sucks their blood. Legend says that manananggal prey on a pregnant woman and sucks the heart of the fetus with her long tongue.