Types Of Real Vampires
Types of vampires according to legends:
- Asasabonsam: W. African. Folklore of the Ashanti
- Baital: Indian. These vampires form is that of a
- Bajang: Malaysian. The Bajang take the form of
- Baobhan Sith: Scottish. The Baobhan Sith (pronounced
buh-van she) are
evil fairies who appear as beautiful young women.
- Callicantzaros (also spelled as Kallikantzaros):
Medieval and Modern
Greece. While on the Earth, a male Callicantzaros is
will kidnap a mortal woman to return with him to the
his bride and to bear his children.
- Ch'ing Shih: Chinese. Ch'ing shih appear livid and may
poisonous breath as well as drinking the victim's blood.
- Civateteo: Mexican. These vampire-witches held
crossroads and were believed to attack young children
and to mate with
human men, producing children who were also vampires.
- Dearg-due: Irish. The dearg-due is like a European
except that it cannot change shape and may be destroyed
by building a
cairn of stones over its grave.
- Empusa: Ancient Greece and Rome. Empusas appear as
women or ancient hags.
- Ekimmu: Assyrian. The ekimmu are the souls of those
without proper burial and so they wander the Netherworld
peace, not blood.
- Hanh Saburo: Indian. These creatures live in forests
and can control
dogs. They lure travellers into the forest to attack
- Incubus: European. Incubi (plural of incubus) are
The feed by having sex with the victim, exhausting them,
and then feeding on the
energy released during sex.
- Jararaca: Brazilian. Normally appearing as snakes,
jararaca are said
to drink the milk, as well as the blood, of sleeping
- Krvopijac: Bulgarian. Krvopijacs (also known as obours)
normal vampires except that they have only one nostril.
They can be
immobilized by placing wild roses around their graves.
- Lamia: Ancient Greece and Rome. Lamias are female
They appear in half-human, half-animal forms and eat
the flesh of their victims in addition to drinking their
- Loogaro: West Indies. Appearing as old women, these
about at night as blobs of light, much like the
- Mulo: Gypsy. Mulo are the spirits of a dead people who
leave their corpse in its grave at
night and returned to the corpse at dawn.
- Nachzerer: German. These are ghosts of the recently
dead that return
to kill their families.
- Rakshasa: Indian. The Rakshasas are powerful vampires
of the spirit
variety. They usually appear as humans with animal
features or as animals with human features.
- Shtriga: Medieval and Modern Albanian. A witch who
preys upon infants by drinking
their blood at night.
- Strigoi: Medieval and Modern Romania, including
Transylvania. Blood-sucking vampires. They can be
destroyed by impaling them with a stake or by cremating