Saturday, September 16, 2006

Sunday scribblings

I've just found this site by following links and thought it would be fun to have a go at. If you want to take part go to Sunday scribblings

This weeks prompt is Google magic. Research a subject. I choose


A vampire is an undead monster from the legends of various cultures and often featured in fiction.

There is so much to read about vampires that i don't know where to start and i don't just want to copy.
Wikipedia has lots of great info on it.

The folklore that i have grown up hearing is that they only drink the blood of virgins by biting the neck. To kill they drained all the blood out of the body. If they wanted you to become one the vampire came back night after night.
In my teens i came across Anne Rice and her way of thinking. This is way i think it really is to some extent.

The things that are most associated with vampires are

Coffins - they sleep in these
Crosses - will deter them
Wooden Stake - will kill them if put through the heart
Garlic - deters them
Holy water - can cause pain
Fire - Kills
Daylight - Kills
Bats - they can turn into them

How much or how little you believe is up to the individual.

There are so many different films and books around see that it would be understandable to get caught up in it all.

I leave it up to you to decide if the information out there is fact of fiction, or even some of both.

1 comment:

paris parfait said...

Interesting tidbits here. I think we all grew up watching vampire movies and reading Anne Rice!