A short walk through a wooded area along well-trodden paths reveals exotic gardens, palms, massive pines and twisted knuckled bark all overgrown and offering surprising viewings. Although huge in its entirety, no obvious photographic views presented themselves or were easily found due to the mass of brambles and other vegetation. Roofless and too ruinous to enter, Baron Hill, although violently tumbling and emphatically reclaimed, is a beautiful and calming experience. Sun light flickered fleetingly through the heavily canvassed tree tops and large sections of fallen dressed stone stood, as monuments, alongside the ruin.
The exact etymology is unclear. List of vampires in folklore and mythology The notion of vampirism has existed for millennia. Cultures such as the MesopotamiansHebrewsAncient Greeksand Romans had tales of demons and spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires.
Despite the occurrence of vampire-like creatures in these ancient civilizations, the folklore for the entity known today as the vampire originates almost exclusively from early 18th-century southeastern Europe when verbal traditions of many ethnic groups of the region were recorded and published.
In most cases, vampires are revenants of evil beings, suicide victims, or witchesbut they can also be created by a malevolent spirit possessing a corpse or by being bitten by a vampire.
Belief in such legends became so pervasive that in some areas it caused mass hysteria and even public executions of people believed to be vampires. Vampires were usually reported as bloated in appearance, and ruddy, purplish, or dark in colour; these characteristics were often attributed to the recent drinking of blood.
Blood was often seen seeping from the mouth and nose when one was seen in its shroud or coffin and its left eye was often open. In Slavic and Chinese Sun vampiers, any corpse that was jumped over by an animal, particularly a dog or a cat, was feared to become one of the undead.
In Russian folklorevampires were said to have once been witches or people who had rebelled against the Russian Orthodox Church while they were alive. Burying a corpse upside-down was widespread, as was placing earthly objects, such as scythes or sickles near the grave to satisfy any demons entering the body or to Sun vampiers the dead so that it would not wish to arise from its coffin.
This method resembles the ancient Greek practice of placing an obolus in the corpse's mouth to pay the toll to cross the River Styx in the underworld. It has been argued that instead, the coin was intended to ward off any evil spirits from entering the body, and this may have influenced later vampire folklore.
This tradition persisted in modern Greek folklore about the vrykolakasin Sun vampiers a wax cross and piece of pottery with the inscription " Jesus Christ conquers" were placed on the corpse to prevent the body from becoming a vampire. Similar Chinese narratives state that if a vampire-like being came across a sack of riceit would have to count every grain; this is a theme encountered in myths from the Indian subcontinentas well as in South American tales of witches and other sorts of evil or mischievous spirits or beings.
The dhampir sprung of a karkanxholl has the unique ability to discern the karkanxholl; from this derives the expression the dhampir knows the lugat.
The lugat cannot be seen, he can only be killed by the dhampir, who himself is usually the son of a lugat. In different regions, animals can be revenants as lugats; also, living people during their sleep. Dhampiraj is also an Albanian surname. One method of finding a vampire's grave involved leading a virgin boy through a graveyard or church grounds on a virgin stallion—the horse would supposedly balk at the grave in question.
Folkloric vampires could also make their presence felt by engaging in minor poltergeist -like activity, such as hurling stones on roofs or moving household objects,  and pressing on people in their sleep.
Garlic is a common example,  a branch of wild rose and hawthorn plant are said to harm vampires, and in Europe, sprinkling mustard seeds on the roof of a house was said to keep them away. Vampires are said to be unable to walk on consecrated groundsuch as that of churches or temples, or cross running water.
This is similar to a practice of " anti-vampire burial ": The vampire's head, body, or clothes could also be spiked and pinned to the earth to prevent rising.
They also placed hawthorn in the corpse's sock or drove a hawthorn stake through the legs. In a 16th-century burial near Venicea brick forced into the mouth of a female corpse has been interpreted as a vampire-slaying ritual by the archaeologists who discovered it in In the Balkans, a vampire could also be killed by being shot or drowned, by repeating the funeral service, by sprinkling holy water on the body, or by exorcism.
In Romania, garlic could be placed in the mouth, and as recently as the 19th century, the precaution of shooting a bullet through the coffin was taken. For resistant cases, the body was dismembered and the pieces burned, mixed with water, and administered to family members as a cure. In Saxon regions of Germany, a lemon was placed in the mouth of suspected vampires.
Blood drinking and similar activities were attributed to demons or spirits who would eat flesh and drink blood; even the devil was considered synonymous with the vampire.
Lilitu was considered a demon and was often depicted as subsisting on the blood of babies,  and estriesfemale shape-changing, blood-drinking demons, were said to roam the night among the population, seeking victims. According to Sefer Hasidimestries were creatures created in the twilight hours before God rested.
An injured estrie could be healed by eating bread and salt given her by her attacker. Over time the first two terms became general words to describe witches and demons respectively.
Empusa was the daughter of the goddess Hecate and was described as a demonic, bronze -footed creature.
She feasted on blood by transforming into a young woman and seduced men as they slept before drinking their blood.
They were described as having the bodies of crows or birds in general, and were later incorporated into Roman mythology as strix, a kind of nocturnal bird that fed on human flesh and blood.
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Vampire folklore by region Lithograph by R. The 12th-century English historians and chroniclers Walter Map and William of Newburgh recorded accounts of revenants,   though records in English legends of vampiric beings after this date are scant.
He linked this event to the lack of a shmirah guarding after death as the corpse could be a vessel for evil spirits. These tales formed the basis of the vampire legend that later entered Germany and England, where they were subsequently embellished and popularized.
One of the earliest recordings of vampire activity came from the region of Istria in modern Croatiain Local villagers claimed he returned from the dead and began drinking blood from the people and sexually harassing his widow.Notes on BARON HILL, Beaumaris, Anglesey About half a mile west of Beaumaris stands the overgrown and spectacular ruins of one of Anglesey’s most stately of homes, Baron Hill.
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