Almost every culture, no matter how disconnected it is from the rest of the world, has some sort of legend about vampires. While a few are similar to the traditional European myths that have been incorporated into Hollywood vampire lore quite a few are different. While many of the central ideas of the vampire such as being undead, feeding on the living, and having specific vulnerabilities remain.

Here you will find a sampling of some of the legends and links to more extensive material.

Legends from Asia Legends from Eastern Europe
Lilith - Mother of Vampires Legends from Northern Europe


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Pages created by David Kulik, Robyn Reed, Lora Bailey, and Stephanie Brooks for Vampires on Film ENG 331. December 27, 2004.