Picture Of Vlad The Impaler

Picture Of Vlad The Impaler

Description

The Ambras Castle portrait of Vlad III, c. 1560.

This is reputedly a copy of an original made during his lifetime

Licence

Public domain

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Vampire Count Dracula

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.

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Chedipe

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.

Wakwak

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.