According to eastern European folklore a vampire’s blood is magically potent and very dangerous.
When vampires were exhumed to be staked or cut up, the living had to be extra careful not to get sprayed.
It was believed that the living would go insane or die instantly.
Vampire corpses were covered, before staking to protect the living. On lookers stood at a distance.
Vampire blood would be used as a charm or amulet, and as a curse.
A common belief was a vampire’s blood could heal. Vampire victims would cover themselves with a vampire’s blood or drink it. To be released from the curse.
Yes! Drink Vampire’s Blood.
According to accounts this remedy didn’t work. Those who tried this remedy only became vampires themselves.
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.
So it’s been called to my attention there wasn’t a Witching Hour post this month.
I’m so sorry for the ooops. I’ll make it up…
Here is an interesting witch myth I just heard for you today…
The Black Walnut Tree
If you suspect a witch is hexing you. You must find a black walnut tree. Draw her picture on it.
Mark her heart with an X. Hammer a nail into the X, just a little every day.
The witch or someone she sends in her place will try to borrow something from you.
Don’t lend it!
Continue to hammer the nail farther into the tree something will happen either the witch will stop hexing you; or she will try to borrow something from you.
You must not lend her anything, the protection will stop if you do or she will die.
All right, now my questions. What if you can’t draw worth squat? Does it work as long as you know who it is? I hope so. What if you can’t find a black walnut tree? Could any tree do or would any nut tree do?
What do you think about this myth? I’m starting to believe that what we’re told in myths to protect ourselves are just silly stories to make us feel safe.