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.
Today will talk about unibrows.
No, I’m not giving a beauty class.
Many cultures believe the person with the eyebrows that met in the middle were associated with deceit, bad-tempers, witchcraft, vampires.
Wow that’s a list!
The Greeks believed people with unibrows were vampires. Those in Germany, Iceland, and Denmark believed they were werewolves. A general consensus is unibrows brought bad luck, immortality, premature death, and violent tempers to those who have them.
Here’s the first installment of The Blood and the Cauldron, mostly about vampires, but keep a look out for Kate. The Blood and the Cauldron 1 Tomorrow and the next day will have part 2 and 3.
Karen’s coven isn’t all fiction, the Logie witches were real. You can read about them on Karen’s blog. Or you can read the series she did here on my blog last November here, and here, here, and here.
Make sure you check out her blogtoo
In Guinea, Africa, there’s a vampire spirit called Ovengua (pronounced Ov-in-way).
When an evil sorcerer dies his bones begin to escape from his grave. One bone at a time they gather in a secret location. When all the bones are together the skeleton will realign and become an Ovengua, the only difference is it has hooks for hands.
This vampire skeleton hides during the daylight hours, and hunts at night, attacking lone travelers. Not to drink blood but to process the body.
If it wins the fight to control the traveler’s body, it will kill the traveler and reanimate the body as its own.
The Ovengua can’t be killed on its own. It must pocesses a body and both body and Ovengua will be killed and burned to ash.