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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.
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.
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.
Vlad III the Impaler received his notorious reputation of fierce tactician and ruthless tyrant, but his greatest contribution to history must be his connection to the world of Vampires. Iconic adaptation of his life into the legendary tale of vampire Count Dracula will enable him to live forever in our history.