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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.
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.
The tales of Elizabeth Bathory to this day chill the blood of historians and people in Eastern Europe. Her terrifying killing spree and the stories about her thirst for blood made her one of the best known mass murderers in the world and a center of many vampire folklore tales.
Lemures are characters from Roman mythology. People who died unnaturally and violently or are not buried properly become restless spirits. Lemures are shades of the wandering spirits. They are trapped between the underworld and living world. They can be vengeful. Lemures are presented as darkness, spirit’s fear, formless shades, terrifying and grotesque appearances.