This vampire is in Mexican mythology. Any woman who dies during her first labor was believed to become a vampire. These creatures are also known as “Ciuapipiltin.
Vampire lore is one of the most popular forms of folklore and its reach spans the globe. Here’s a tale of ghoulish proportions that was supposed to have taken place in the small town of Big Stone Gap. The Folklore:
Long before the Twilight series, long before Interview with a Vampire and Salem’s Lot, there was once a deep-rooted fear in America. During the Nineteenth Century, rumors circulated, particularly in New England, about the surge of vampires. This is a growing collection of very real episodes of vampire panic in America.
Vampires are in no way new to the Western world, they’ve existed in the Eastern world perhaps even longer. Tsze-Chan, author of Tsachiven (600 B.C.
This archaic poet is little known today, but his words have inspired artists for centuries. Here is one of my favorite vampire poems: I burn, when in excess of wine He soils those snowy arms of thine Or on thy lips the fierce-fond boy Marks with his teeth the furious joy But fav’ring Venus watchful o’re thy joy Shall lay thee secret near th’ impassioned boy His panting bosom shall be prest to thine And his dear lips, thy breathless lips shall join With active tongue he’ll dart the humid kiss And on thy neck indent his eager bliss…
The vampire today is a creature of romance and legend. They are immortals that are thought to be graceful and beautiful, never aging, drifting through life free of care. That is the power of Hollywood.