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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.
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.
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.
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.