List of vampires in folklore

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This list covers the many types of vampires or vampire-like legendary creatures of global folklore. It does not include any vampire that originates in a work of fiction.

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  • Glaistig (Scotland)
  • Garkain (Australia)
  • Grando the Carniola Vampire (Yugoslavia 1689)
  • Ghoul (Arabic lore) - "The Arabic stories of the ghole spread east and were adopted by the people of the Orient, where it evolved as a type of vampiric spirit called a ghoul."[19] Variants: Alqul (Arabia)[20], Aluga (Bible; Proverbs 30:15)[21], Balbal (Tagbanua, Philippines)[13], Ghoulas (Algeria)[19]; Katacan (Sri Lanka)[22].

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  • Talamaur – Australia
  • Thayé – Burma with the spelling variation:
    • Tasei
  • Tlahuelpuchi – Mexico with the following spelling variation:
    • Tlaciques

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bane 2010, p. 97.
  2. ^ Coulter, Charles Russell. Turner, Patricia.'Dictionary of Ancient Deities'. Oxford University Press, 2001 ISBN 0195145046, 9780195145045
  3. ^ Curran, Bob (Summer 2000). "Was Dracula an Irishman?". History Ireland. 8 (2).
  4. ^ Bane 2010, p. 14.
  5. ^ Bane 2010, p. 17-18.
  6. ^ "Variation: Alb, Alf, ALFEMOE, Alpdaemon, Alpen, Alpes, Alpmann, ApSARAS, BOCKSHEXE, BOCKSMARTE, Cauquemare, Chauche Vieille, Dochje, DOCKELE, Dockeli, Doggi, Druckerl, Drude, Drut, Drutt, Elbe, Fraueli, Inuus, Lee-TON, Lork, Maar, Mahr, Mahrt, Mahrte, Mar, Mara, Mare, MART, Moor, Mora, Morous, Mura, Murawa, Nachtmaennli, Nachtmahr, Nachtmanndli, Nachtmannlein, Nachtmerrie, Nachtschwalbe, Nachttoter, Nielop, Nightmare, Night Terror, Old Hag, Quauquemaire, Racking One, Ratzel, Schratlein, Schrattel, Schrattele, Schratteli, Schrattl, Schrettele, Schrotle, Schrotlein, Schrsttel, Stampare, Stampen, Stampfen, Stempe, Sukkubus, Toggeli, Trampling, Trempe, Trud, Trude, Trutte, Tryd, Tudd, Vampyr, Walrider, Walriderske, Wichtel, and numerous others through history and geographic region" (sic) - Bane, Theresa (2010) Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology McFarland pg 17
  7. ^ Bane 2010, p. 21.
  8. ^ Bunson, Matthew. 'The Vampire Encyclopedia'. Gramercy Books, 2000 Original from Indiana University.ISBN 0517162067, ISBN 978-0-517-16206-4
  9. ^ Bane 2010, p. 24.
  10. ^ Bane 2010, p. 24; 110.
  11. ^ Bane 2010, p. 25.
  12. ^ Bane 2010, p. 28.
  13. ^ a b Bane 2010, p. 29.
  14. ^ The baka is a vampiric spirit created when abokor (a Vodun priest) who has led a life of evil dies." - Bane, Theresa (2010) Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology McFarland pg 29
  15. ^ Bane 2010, p. 34.
  16. ^ Bane 2010, p. 52.
  17. ^ Bane 2010, p. 56.
  18. ^ "Variation: Elatomsk, Erestan, Erestun, Erestuny, Eretica, Eretich, Ereticy, Eretiku, Eretitsa, Eretnica, Eretnik, Eretnitsa (female), Xloptuny" Bane, Theresa (2010) Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology McFarland pg 61
  19. ^ a b Bane 2010, p. 66.
  20. ^ Bane 2010, p. 18.
  21. ^ Bane 2010, p. 19.
  22. ^ Bane 2010, p. 83.
  23. ^ Bane 2010, p. 13.
  24. ^ Bane 2010, p. 146.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bane, Theresa (2010). Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology. McFarland. ISBN 9780786444526.  There is both an internet archive and website version of this work.
  • Spence, Lewis (1960) An Encyclopaedia of Occultism University Books Inc. New Hyde Park, New York
  • The Vampire Watchers Handbook by "Constantine Gregory" and Craig Glenday, 2003 St. Martin's Press New York New York, pages 62–63
  • Mysteries of Mind Space and Time, The Unexplained series 1992 Orbis Publishing Limited, Westport, Connecticut, Pages 150–151,
  • A World of Vampires, documentary special, from the Two-Disk Special Edition Lost Boys DVD
  • The Vampire Book by J. Gordon Melton
  • The Vampire Encyclopedia by Matthew Bunson
  • Vampire Universe by Johnathan Maberry
  • Vampires by Leonard R.N. Ashley