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The oldest vampire legends are from Mesopotamia. Excavated evidence in the form of pottery shards which were carved to tell the tales of vampires suggest existence of a cannibalistic, blood drinking vampire demon, Lilith or Lilitu. Persian, Babylonian, Hebrew & Jewish tales indicate she was the first wife of Adam who left him to become a demon leader. She subsisted on the blood of newborns and their mothers.  Sumerian vampire legends cite a reference to a similar vampire devil named Gallu.

The oldest vampire legends are from Mesopotamia. Excavated evidence in the form of pottery shards which were carved to tell the tales of vampires suggest existence of a cannibalistic, blood drinking vampire demon, Lilith or Lilitu. Persian, Babylonian, He

The Almost Complete Greek God Family Tree - Aphrodite is hilarious! How they tied her in!

The Almost Complete Greek God Family Tree

The Greek god family tree. (Not pictured: literally thousands of minor gods, demigods, and folks of a mythological persuasion.

Jikininki are the spirits of selfish, greedy, or ungodly people who have passed on. They are said to be cursed to eat the flesh of human corpses. It is also said that they take valuables from the corpses, in order to bribe local law-enforcement officials to leave them alone. Unlike most demons, they actually hate what they are, and are in a constant state of self-disgust and self-loathing.

In Japanese Buddhism, jikininki ("human-eating ghosts"; pronounced shokujinki in modern Japanese) , are the spirits of greedy, selfish or impious individuals who are cursed after death to seek out and eat human corpses.

The Vampire of Highgate Cemetery. Highgate Cemetery was constructed in London, England in 1839 as a burial place for the elite. After many years of neglect, the cemetery is now allegedly the home of a terrifying vampire. According to The Highgate Vampire Society, the sightings started in the late 1960s. A tall figure with red eyes was spotted and repeatedly reported, launching an investigation into the area and these claims. The strangest and most disturbing sighting came in 1971...

The Vampire of Highgate Cemetery. Highgate Cemetery was constructed in London, England.

The Strange And Gruesome Facts About The Legend Of The Manananggal.  A manananggal is a type of vampire in the Philippines. It’s probably one of the weirdest and cruelest creatures in folklore. According to the legends, this creature likes to suck the hearts of infants and harm sleeping mothers. This is a creature that is something of what nightmares are made of.  If Hollywood is looking for a new way to make vampires and horror scary again, they should look at this legend.  Full ...

Evil creatures of the world are a great source of ideas for your individual Halloween and horror party. In an atmosphere of horror blood-curdling right you

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The deep, shadow shrouded jungles of South America are rife with carnivorous predators rarely seen by the human eye, but as intimidating as the creatures

Nordic folklore, some interesting mythological creatures and figures

Nordic folklore

Nordic folklore these creatures have a likely origin of the Jotner in Norse mythology. Jotner were most damaging to the Norse gods , but sometimes benefit

The best compilation of stupid and weird questions/answers on Yahoo Answers.

The best compilation of stupid and weird questions/answers on Yahoo Answers.

9th-7th C. BCE.  Sphinx wearing a   conical cap, 1 forepaw atop a lotus blossom, 1 raised to a sacred Tree. Found at the Assyrian Fort Shalmaneser in Nimrud. High Relief Ivory Plaque made by Phoenicians.  British Museum.

Fort Shalmaneser: Ivory plaque carved in relief: human-headed winged sphinx wearing conical cap: one forepaw on a lotus bud, the other on a sacred tree: tenon protruding from base/ Phoenician

The Epic of Gilgamesh - the oldest written story of Earth. From Ancient Sumeria and written on 12 clay tablets in cuneiform.  It is the story of the adventures of the King of Uruk!

The Epic of Gilgamesh - the oldest written story of Earth. From Ancient Sumeria and written on 12 clay tablets in cuneiform. It is the story of the adventures of the King of Uruk!

Hedy’s Folly Reviewed: Richard Rhodes on Hedy Lamarr, Inventor (Book to read)

Hedy’s Folly Reviewed: Richard Rhodes on Hedy Lamarr, Inventor

Hedy Lamarr, often proclaimed “the most beautiful woman in the world,” the Lamarr was thriving in Hollywood when, in September Nazi U-boats hunted down & sank a cruise ship trying to evacuate 90 British schoolchildren to Canada.

I challenge the world to explain this picture.

Te delivery truck was delivering the sewing machine to the young boy going to prom with his girl who loves to sew. But the truck skid down the hill and fell in the water. The young boy then jumped in to the truck to get the sewing machine.

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