What does a butterfly have to do with vampires?
Well not a lot, but they are connected.
In Slavic lore the soul takes the shape of a butterfly when it leaves the body. Not only during death, but also during sleep, and out of body experiences.
The soul can also take the shape of a moth, fly or bird.
When vampire corpses are staked, onlookers watch for the butterfly or moth to escape. If a butterfly is seen it must be captured. The captured butterfly is thrown into a bonfire; this will completely destroy the vampire. If the butterfly escapes, seven years of vengeance awaits the villages.
In Haitian lore there’s a werewolf-vampire hybrid called Jé Rouge. (the “Jé” is pronounced “J”)
Jé Rouge means “red eyed.”
When someone evil dies he can rise again as a wolf that only feeds on human blood.
There’s only one way to destroy it. Its head must be cut off by a new sexton’s spade. The head must be thrown into a river.
Ancient Greek monstorous Vampire called mormo or the “terrible One.”
In groups they were called “Mormolykeia” “the terrible wolves.”
It can shape-shift into a beautiful young lady and lure handsome men, draining them of their blood and eating their flesh.
If the mormo can find Attractive men. It settles for the elderly and children.
People in the Breton area of France believe in the Bleiz-Garv (pronounced Blaze-Gar-IF).
This creature occurs when a werewolf dies. It will rise to be a vampire.
Bleiz-Garv means “cruel wolf.”