Eretik

Eretik
Russian folklore believes any dying person can be possessed before death a witch will reanimate the possessed body. The body will become an Eretik or “heretic”.
Other ways of becoming an Eretik are living life as a heretic, selling your soul to the devil, sleeping on a grave, or making inappropriate noises in a bathhouse.


As soon as the vampire is created, it begins its hunt of consuming flesh and blood first from its family, then from others. Its feedings will make people die.
Eretiks have the most vicious look that anyone who sees his angered expression will die.
It lives in dry riverbeds where it routinely performs Black Masses. It’s most active at night and in spring and fall.
While this vampire is, a living being it must be killed by traditional vampire killing methods: a stake through the heart followed by beheading and burning the remains to ash.

 

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Ash

Ash
February 18 to March 17
Ash people are freethinkers, imaginative, intuitive, naturally artistic, at times moody, and withdrawn, they are interested in all forms of spirituality, people think they’re reclusive but they’re too far in their own world, easily in touch with music, and inspired by nature, they enjoy art, writing poetry, science, and theology.
Mates Willow and Reed

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Mercy Brown and Consumption

The most famous case of consumption was in 1892 in Rhode Island. Ms. Mercy Lena Brown.

The Brown family had already lost two members of the family. Mercy’s mother, Mary, and sister’ Mary Olive died of consumption in 1888. Her brother got sick in 1890 and in 1891 Mercy got sick. She died on January 17, 1892.

Mercy’s father George worried about his only son’s failing health. (he’d been sick for 2 years)

On March 17, 1892 George led a mob of fellow farmers and townsfolk to the Brown’s graves. George was convinced a vampire was the cause for all his family’s suffering.

When mercy’s mother and sister were exhumed the mob agreed their bodies had decomposed sufficiently. But Mercy’s body wasn’t, she’d been in a crypt for a few months, -until the ground thawed enough to bury her.

Her body was cut open. Her heart and liver were still full of blood. It was decided that Mercy was a vampire (although the term vampire wasn’t used at that time, she was undead).

Her heart was burned to ash then given to her ill brother in hopes it would cure him, or break the curse that Mercy had placed on him. It didn’t work, Edwin died two months later.

A newpaper article about Mercy Brown was found in Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula. It’s believed Stoker’s Lucy was based on Mercy Brown.

Abhartach

Vampire Wednesday Baby!

I can hear you….
“Mari, when will you ever run out of vampires?”
I hope I could confidently say “NEVER!” but I know the day will come. I pray it far far away still.
“So what do you have in store for us today?”
I have another little treasure from Ireland! I hope you all love it.

Abhartach
Pronounced Ah-BART-tig. This is the oldest known recorded vampire story in Western Europe comes from ancient Celtic lore. It happened in a rural parish called Glenullin in a town called Slaughtaverty, Ireland. This merciless tyrant and a powerful sorcerer. Traditionally he’s portrayed as being short maybe a dwarf and having some sort of physical deformity.

Abhartach was a jealous man, he believed his wife was having an affair, but thought she’d never confess. One night he climbed out his window and crawled along the ledge towards his wife’s bedroom, hoping to be able to find her in the act of adultery. Before he made it to his wife’s window, he slipped and fell. He died instantly. His body was found in the morning.

The people of the town buried him like a king, standing upright in his grave. The day after his funeral Abhartach come back to Slaughtaverty, he demanded that the people of the town slit their wrists and bleed into his bowl daily so he could sustain his life. The population did it, they were scared of him when he was living, they weren’t about to cross him now that he was dead.

Soon they decided they weren’t going to keep doing what the dead tyrant wanted. They hired an assassin to kill him. The townsfolk believed the assassin was successful, but soon Abhartach returned, demanding his bowl of blood. Various assassins were hired, all had the same results, and a druid came forward and promised he would kill Abhartach.

The druid explained that the magic used to return Abhartach along with the type of creature he became a murbhheo (ancient Gaelic word for vampire) their evil ruler couldn’t ever be permanently destroyed, only trapped. The druid used a sword made of yew wood; he ran it through Abhartach while he was in a weakened state. He was buried upside down in a graved covered with ask branches, thorn and a large boulder.

Abhartach

The town of Slaughtaverty, the name means Abhartach’s Grave. To this day Abhartach will attack anyone who get too close to his gravesite, he isn’t able to escape it. Next to the boulder that helps to imprison him there’s a large thorn tree that grows out of the burial site, it pins him to the earth.

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http://www.ocathain.com/abhartach.html