Tag: folklore

Are Vampires Real? Of Course Not, But . . .

Halloween season wouldn’t be what it is without the undead. And some might say the most spine-chilling creature of that realm is the vampire. (Splash) Welcome to this week’s episode of Reactions, where if today’s sinister being doesn’t scare you, the chemistry behind how it came to be just might. When you think “vampire” some…

By William Hollis January 15, 2020 0

5 Historic Encounters with the Devil

Lucifer, Satan, Iblīs, Beelzebub – these are but some of the many names used to describe the arch-demonic enemy of mankind. A diabolical Devil-figure appears in history all across the globe. Whether such a monstrously evil being exists is up for debate. However, the hellish mark which the Devil has left on the legends and…

By William Hollis December 16, 2019 100

The Shamanic Vampire

Hello friends how are you? I’m Arith Härger and today I’m going to talk about the Shamanic Vampire This is October, and the supernatural cycle of this season isn’t complete without vampirism This was in fact a question posed by one of my patrons, ms. Nicole Vernon Thank you very much and I swear you…

By William Hollis December 2, 2019 62

What is a Vampire?

Welcome to Step Back History. Today, to celebrate Halloween, we’re going to look at the folklore staple the vampire! Let’s look at the spooky story of how the vampire went from medieval legend to sparkly heartthrob. I’m Count Tristan and this is Spooky Step Back History. Quick content warning. This video has some discussion about…

By William Hollis November 17, 2019 39

Dracula: The First Modern Vampire

Stories of blood-sucking monsters are universal and have been around for centuries. There’s the Greek lamiae, the Chinese jiangshi, the African asanbosam, and the Australian yah-mah-ya-who to name a few. But let’s focus on the one who has outlived them all, whose monstrous legend lives among us even today—Count Dracula. The stories of blood-sucking monsters…

By William Hollis November 17, 2019 0

Real Canadian Vampire Stories

Right now, it’s Halloween season. There’s a bite in the air, the sidewalks are covered with leaves, and in a few days neighborhoods all over the country will be crawling with ghouls and goblins on the hunt for candy. One spectre who often makes his appearance around this time of year is Count Dracula, a…

By William Hollis November 2, 2019 6