Archive for the 'Vampires U-V' Category

Vrykolatios

Vrykolatios
Area from/Nationality: Island of Santorini. They are described as fiends which banquet on the living.

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Vrykolakas

Vrykolakas
Area from/Nationality: Adriatic and Aegean regions. Vampire that is created by various means including an immoral life. It travels in the dark and knocks upon doors, calling out the name of someone inside, if the person responds they will die soon after. It gains further powers as it grows older.

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Vourdalak

Vourdalak
Area from/Nationality: Russian. Vampire, considered in Russian folklore to be a beautiful but evil woman.

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Volkodlak

Volkodlak
Area from/Nationality: Slovenia. Vampire, linked in some ways to various werewolf legends.

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Varacolaci

Varacolaci
Area from/Nationality: Romanian. Vampire that ranks among the most powerful of all the undead. It is said to have the ability to cause both lunar and solar eclipses. They may appear as pale humans with dry skin. They can travel on an astral thread, the midnight spinning, traveling as far as need as long as the thread remains unbroken.

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Utukku

Utukku
Area from/Nationality: Babylonian. Vampire spirit, sometimes viewed as a demon. Generally believed to be the spirit of a recently deceased person that has returned from the grave for some unknown reason.

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Ustrel

Ustrel
Area from/Nationality: Bulgarian. Vampire that preyed exclusively on cattle. Thought to be the spirit of an unbaptized child that has recently died.

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Upyr

Upyr
Area from/Nationality: Russian. Vampire, considered to be extremely vicious. It will first attack children and then continue on to kill the parents. As with the Upier the Upyr rises during the day and sleeps at night, and in doing so has a fairly human appearance. May be related to Upir and Upier.

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Upir

Upir
Area from/Nationality: Ukraine. Vampire that is noted for its desire to eat large amounts of fish. May also be related to Upier and Upyr.

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Upier

Upier
Area from/Nationality: Polish. Vampire that is unusual in the fact that it rises at midday and returns to sleep at midnight. It is said to have a barbed tongue and consumes vast quantities of blood. This creature’s fascination with blood goes much further than normal vampires as it sleeps in blood as well. May be related to the Upir and Upyr.

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