The History Of Vampire Folklore: Fear and Introspection 2000 BCE.-2000 CE.


The History of Vampire Folklore: Fear and Introspection, 2000 BCE.-2000 CE., is an exploration of the history of vampire folklore and how legends of vampires have influenced the behaviors of different cultures for centuries. Chapter one “Ancient and Classical Vampire Legends” begins with examples of pre-Christian vampire mythology including the vampire king Abhartach from Celtic Ireland, Classical Greecian vampires, Lilith as she is depicted in Sumer, as well the Old Testament during the Talmudic period of Hebrew mythology, and finally the Rakasha from Ancient Indian legends. “Slavic Vampire Folklore” concerns European vampires, more specifically the three types of vampires in Russian folklore, as well as the key aspects found through all European vampire folklore. “Vampire Folklore in Asia and South America,” introduces examples of vampirism from Peru and Indonesia. “The Transformation of Vampires in post-Romantic Literature,” explores how vampires shifted from being a representative of failure to follow cultural capital into humanity\u27s battle with our own consciousness resulting from the publication of post-Romantic age vampire literature. “Vampires Evolution Through Film,” explores how after the release of the film Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror in 1922, many film adaptations of both Dracula and other vampire characters influenced the vampire to once again change, causing him to become a staple in popular culture

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