Vampire ashes cure vampirism!

A story from 19th century Romania tells of an old woman who died, a few months later her oldest son’s children began to die one by one. Then the youngest son’s children.

They exhumed her body because they suspected she’d turned into a vampire. They cut her body into two pieces and reburied her. The children’s death’s continued. The dug up the body a second time.

This time they found it in one piece and without any wounds. They were astonished, they took her body deep into the nearby forest. Under a tree they disemboweled the corpse and removed the heart.

Fresh blood flowed from her heart as they cut it into four pieces. The pieces of heart were burned, the ashes saved, the rest of the body and entrails were burned to ash then buried..
The sons mixed the ashes they saved with water and made the remaining children drink it. There weren’t any more attacks.

There are other cases from the Cusmir area of Romania. Two well-known stories envolve a family member dies, then his relations become sick. When the villages exhume the corpse, it’s usually full of flesh blood. His heart and liver are removed and burned. The ashes are mixed with water. The ill family members drink this potion and miraculously become better.

Some places believe the smoke of a burning vampire heart will protect from evil. Villagers walked through it to become protected.

n 18th and 19th century New England several bodies were exhumed and the organs burned. (Remember Consumption and Mercy Brown) The ash potion was given to people suffering from consumption.

ashes in pot

Vampire Q and A with Karen…

Today’s questions all come from Karen. Thank you Karen for taking the time for asking me such wonderful questions.

Q 1. Vampires – are they driven by primal instinct only, or do they have a ‘conscience’?

A. This is such a gooooood question. There are a lot of vampires who are driven by instincts only. They need to feed to stay alive and that’s all they care about is staying alive.

There are others who are also driven by revenge, they torture people who have been rude to them in live. Sometimes they drink from this person until the victim is almost dead, then allow months to pass (allowing the victim to recover ) before returning and doing it all again. Or attacking and killing off that one rude person’s family.
Not conscience but more than instinct.
When some vampires raise from the dead, they quickly move away. So they don’t cause confusion and fear to their families and friends. ( Also so they won’t be killed for being a vampire.) This seems like conscience to me.

This question is a great lead to Karen’s next question….

Q. 2. Are vampire’s picky and/or prejudiced regarding their prey’s wealth, style, cleanliness, upbringing, etc.?

A. Vampires of the past didn’t regard cleanliness as a concern, it was a time when baths weren’t common. I’m not sure about today’s new fictional vampires though. 😀

This is a hard question, because vampires do have preferences, but not those that you asked about.

There were some vampires who would only feed from the opposite sex. The Incubus/Succubus for example; the Incubus is the male of this type of vampire. He only attacks females, drinking their blood, feeding from their life and sexual energies. The Succubus, the female will only attack males.

There are various types female vampires who only feed from babies. Some of these will feed from a woman if she’s given birth within a certain amount of time ( can’t remember off the top of my head). It’s something like within a week of giving birth. Other female vampires will not feed from new mothers but from men. Newborns and Men are their preference.

Some male vampires also want the heart and/or liver of their victims. There are a few that enjoy drinking the milk of nursing mothers.

There are also the vampires who can’t leave their graves or their residence while alive. They are destined to feed from whatever comes within those bounderies.

All vampires can feed from animals: livestock (cattle, horses, swine), pets, strays, whatever they can find. A lot of the older vamps will do this to cause trouble. Some because of their conscience, others because it’s easier.

And now to your last question….

Q.3.    Is Baba Coajo’s origin in the Carpathian Mountains? And I also ask myself if Vlad the impaler would have tolerated her/it near him?

A.  I said I wasn’t going to answer this one because it gave me an idea. I can’t find where this legend originated from, it could be the Carpathian Mountains, or anywhere else in Romania. There is no proof that Vlad The Impaler drank the blood of his victims. They could have been friends. 😉

Since you where the only person to ask questions this month, Karen, I’ve decided to do a special post just for you. Is there any vampire you’d like to know more about? Any characteristic, anything? Email me or leave me a comment. I’ll work on that special post for you as soon as I know what you want. Thank you so much. 😀



** One a side note, I found this so funny and thought I’d share. My youngest daughter 6yro got some Monster High Dolls for Christmas yesterday (yes, she’s already taking after her mother.) One of the dolls was Draculaura, the daughter of Dracula. She’s moved from the table and window (both hissing) and is now playing in the kitchen while I’m cooking. Now remember this is my daughter’s new baby, which means I’m Grandma. Draci says. “Garlic!”  I say, “Don’t worry, you’re one of the old vampires Garlic doesn’t do any thing to you.” Draci says “My Grandma knows a lot about vampires. I’ll be safe here.” Daughter allows Draci to drink from the My Little Pony, then feeds the pony lots of carrots and water and puts it to sleep, so it can replace the blood. I look down at her, and say “Draci is a special vampire she only has to eat once a year.”  Daughter smiles, nods and continues playing. I’ll have to find a new victim for Draci next Christmas. LOL I’m so proud of her!**Draculaura

Romania and some of it’s Vampires Part 2


Moloi are Romanian vampire spirits. These vampires can only life if it eats human hearts. It’s created when one of its parents kills an illegitimate child. A girl is called Moloica.


The Necurat or Orgoi means “accursed or “dishonest” in Romania. Romanians call all of their vampire creatures this. It’s believed using this name instead of a specific name will keep from calling the vampire to them.

Another name for Vampires in Romania is Baboana for females and Babon for males.

Baba Coajo

A vampire forest spirit in Romania is a bloodthirsty monster.
She’s described as half bear and half woman. Baba Coajo pronounced Baba Co-ya means the Old Woman of the Tree Bark. She’s also called “Queen of the Forest” and has total control over the evil within the woods.

She is very dangerous evil entity. She catches children who wander into the forest alone, or those who’ve wandered away from their parent. She will consume their bodies and lock their souls in Elderberry trees where they rot away.

** Ask your vampire questions. So far Karen is the only who’s asked. (Thank you so much, Karen! 😀 ) I’ll be answering all questions in next week’s post. **

The Men of “The Light-Bearer Series”

Computer difficulties don’t last forever.. (knock on wood) our awaited “The Light-Bearer Series” post is here.

Emily Guido’s Interview with the HOT MEN of the Castle Charmeine from The Light-Bearer Series

Emily: Ladies… I have been waiting for the interview for several days now. I didn’t know what to expect these gentlemen came in but I am pleasantly surprised to say the least… *swoon*…

Emily: Gentlemen Good Evening!
ALL: Good Evening.

Emily: Let me start out with a general question just to break the ice. Do all four of you live at the ‘Castle Charmeine’?
ALL: Yes.

The Castle Charmeine

The Castle Charmeine

Emily: Now, who originally owed Castle Charmeine?

Tabbruis: I think Dmitri should answer that one.

Dmitri (in a thick Romanian accent): Oh my… Well, you see my dear; I came to Romania a long time ago, millennia as a matter of fact. (Chuckling) I had many experiences there and some of the folks used to make up a scary bedtime story about me… the “Red Dragon” is what they called me. But then Tabbruis came and we began to share the Castle…

Emily: Excuse me? (Wide open eyes) What do you mean by “Red Dragon”?

Dmitri: Oh my… Well my dear that is “Dracul” to you and I.

Emily: Uh…Dracula?

Dmitri: Well my love if you think that, that’s fine with me… (and smiled with bright white teeth and long eye-teeth)



Emily: Oh! Well that’s okay… (a little scared… turning to Tabbruis now…) Tabbruis please tell me about you?

Tabbruis (in a slight European accent): I… well I am just a happy man now that I have Charmeine. She lights up my life. Before I was

Thomas: He was alone but not totally happy?

Tabbruis: Yes, quite right, not totally happy?



Emily: Well Thomas since you spoke up? How are you today?

Thomas: Yes, well… I’m fine. We are very busy at the Castle Charmeine. There are a lot of people there, and we constructing new rooms right now.

Neal (In a gruff African accent): My lover and husband, Hameal and I are constructing new additions to the Castle Charmeine… you three are trying not to get killed!

Tabbruis: That was Charmeine’s fault… she distracted me Neal.

Neal: That is no excuse for not paying attention; it was a power nail gun!



Neal and Hameal

Neal and Hameal



Emily (snickering): So I take it there was a mishap with a tool in the renovations?

Dmitri: Oh my… yes well, Tabbruis did not look where he was going and a nail shot Neal in the lower backside.

Thomas (laughing out loud): He shot him in the butt!

Dmitri: Oh my… yes but everything is fine. We, blood-hunters, heal very fast.

Tabbruis: Thank God for that!

Emily: So… on another subject… gentlemen, um tell me you are all so incredibly gorgeous, are all blood-hunters like you?

Dmitri: Oh my… well, I believe we are all classically handsome…
(giving a wink to EG… *she swoons*)

Tabbruis: Dmitri… I think she means that we are some sort of eye-candy for the ladies…

Dmitri: Oh my…

Thomas (Little squeak): I am… well yes ma’am… we are all… UGH!

Neal: Yes! I believe all blood-hunters are pretty good looking and incredibly gorgeous too!

Tabbruis: You would!!! Neal! (Rolling his eyes)

Emily: I’m getting something of an undercurrent to this question? Is there?

Dmitri: Oh well my love, we are all good-looking to the ladies… very much so.

Thomas: But we didn’t ask to be so good-looking… I guess it comes just natural?

Emily (fanning myself with my notebook): You all… I mean are all Blood-Hunters good-looking?

Tabbruis: Well women seem to be naturally attracted to us.

The MEN of the Castle Charmeine

group pic
  Dmitri                 Thomas                       Tabbruis                          Neal

Emily (gets a drink of water… starting to get dizzy looking at these wowser men): How could women not be attracted?

Neal (gruffly): Don’t look!

Thomas: She is a human woman. She cannot help but be attracted. Neal, just because you are not attracted to her does not mean she cannot look.

Neal: Well, I am certainly no one’s eye candy!

Dmitri: Oh my…

Emily: Have you had women falling over you before?

Tabbruis: Many times… but I waited millennia for Charmeine, my love!

Thomas: I’ve… I’m taking the fifth on that!

Dmitri: Oh my!

Neal: Never, thank God!

Emily (pulling my hair up and taking a big gulp of water): Tabbruis, can you tell me your favorite past time at the Castle Charmeine?

Tabbruis: That’s easy, spoiling my love, Charmeine. We have two horses, Tristan and Isolde, which we ride and go down to our private beach. Tabbruis smiled in revelry.


Emily: Private beach?

Dmitri: The Castle Charmeine has a beach flanking its property on one side, so we ride out there every chance we get.

Neal: Yes, Tabbruis and Charmeine are out there quite a lot.

Tabbruis: I will have to admit that Charmeine and I love the beach. I just want her to happy. I love Charmeine so much…

Thomas, Dmitri and Neal: We know!!!

Emily: Well, on that thought, (wetting my lips down and fanning myself) I will end this lovely interview. It certainly has been fun interviewing the “HOT MEN FROM CASTLE CHARMEINE!”