History OurVampiresAreDifferent / Mythology

28th Feb '16 9:20:47 AM nombretomado
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* In Albanian folklore, a 13th century tale speaks of the {{Dhampyr}}. A soldier goes to war but he promises his wife to come back to give her a son, legacy and stuff. Of course, [[FatalFamilyPhoto he dies]], yet still comes back, undead. He has the son and raises him, all this time not going in the sun. When his wife tells his mother that she is living with him she tells her that the dead are dead and the living should not mess with that. They get him high on weed (not making it up) and expose him to the sun. The end. How do we get from this to ''{{Blade}}'', ''Blood+'' and ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD''? Who knows.

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* In Albanian folklore, a 13th century tale speaks of the {{Dhampyr}}. A soldier goes to war but he promises his wife to come back to give her a son, legacy and stuff. Of course, [[FatalFamilyPhoto he dies]], yet still comes back, undead. He has the son and raises him, all this time not going in the sun. When his wife tells his mother that she is living with him she tells her that the dead are dead and the living should not mess with that. They get him high on weed (not making it up) and expose him to the sun. The end. How do we get from this to ''{{Blade}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'', ''Blood+'' and ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD''? Who knows.
6th Jan '16 3:27:57 AM BrokenEye
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* Australian Aboriginal mythology contains a creature called the yara-ma-yha-who, which can be roughly described as their equivalent of a vampire. It's a monstrous humanoid that WasOnceAMan and can [[ViralTransformation transform another human being into a creature like it]] by drinking their blood, but the similarity ends there, which isn't nearly as reassuring as it might sound. The yara-ma-yha-who is a little red man with a large head, an even larger toothless mouth, and [[CreepyLongFingers incredibly long]] tentacle-like fingers, which lurks in fig trees waiting for unsuspecting travelers to pass by. When they do, it reaches down and entangles them in its tentacle-fingers, draining their blood with the LampreyMouth-like suckers that line them. Not for sustenance, but just to keep its prey nice and weak so it can [[SwallowedWhole swallow them whole]]. After that, it regurgitates them, and when it does, they come out ever-so-slightly redder an ever-so-slightly shorter, with an ever-so-slightly larger head and ever-so-slightly longer fingers. Then it lets them go, falls asleep, and waits to catch them again another day so it can [[SlowTransformation repeat the process, again and again until its hapless victim is completely transformed into a yara-ma-yha-who themselves]]. Oh, and in some versions of the tale, it specifically preys on children.

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* Australian Aboriginal mythology contains a creature called the yara-ma-yha-who, which can be roughly described as their equivalent of a vampire. It's a monstrous humanoid that WasOnceAMan and can [[ViralTransformation transform another human being into a creature like it]] by drinking their blood, but the similarity ends there, which isn't nearly as reassuring as it might sound. The yara-ma-yha-who is a little red man with a large head, an even larger toothless mouth, and [[CreepyLongFingers incredibly long]] [[CombatTentacles tentacle-like fingers, fingers]], which lurks in fig trees waiting for unsuspecting travelers to pass by. When they do, it reaches down and entangles them in its tentacle-fingers, draining their blood with the LampreyMouth-like suckers that line them. Not for sustenance, but just to keep its prey nice and weak so it can [[SwallowedWhole swallow them whole]]. After that, it regurgitates them, and when it does, they come out ever-so-slightly redder an ever-so-slightly shorter, with an ever-so-slightly larger head and ever-so-slightly longer fingers. Then it lets them go, falls asleep, and waits to catch them again another day so it can [[SlowTransformation repeat the process, again and again until its hapless victim is completely transformed into a yara-ma-yha-who themselves]]. Oh, and in some versions of the tale, it specifically preys on children.
6th Jan '16 3:27:24 AM BrokenEye
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* Australian Aboriginal mythology contains a creature called the yara-ma-yha-who, which can be roughly described as their equivalent of a vampire. It's a monstrous humanoid that WasOnceAMan and can transform another human being into a creature like it by drinking their blood, but the similarity ends there, which isn't nearly as reassuring as it might sound. The yara-ma-yha-who is a little red man with a large head, an even larger toothless mouth, and [[CreepyLongFingers incredibly long tentacle-like fingers, which lurks in fig trees waiting for unsuspecting travelers to pass by. When they do, it reaches down and entangles them in its tentacle-fingers, draining their blood with the LampreyMouth-like suckers that line them. Not for sustenance, but just to keep its prey nice and weak so it can [[SwallowedWhole swallow them whole]]. After that, it regurgitates them, and when it does, they come out ever-so-slightly redder an ever-so-slightly shorter, with an ever-so-slightly larger head and ever-so-slightly longer fingers. Then it lets them go, falls asleep, and waits to catch them again another day so it can [[SlowTransformation repeat the process, again and again until its hapless victim is completely transformed into a yara-ma-yha-who themselves]]. Oh, and in some versions of the tale, it specifically preys on children.

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* Australian Aboriginal mythology contains a creature called the yara-ma-yha-who, which can be roughly described as their equivalent of a vampire. It's a monstrous humanoid that WasOnceAMan and can [[ViralTransformation transform another human being into a creature like it it]] by drinking their blood, but the similarity ends there, which isn't nearly as reassuring as it might sound. The yara-ma-yha-who is a little red man with a large head, an even larger toothless mouth, and [[CreepyLongFingers incredibly long long]] tentacle-like fingers, which lurks in fig trees waiting for unsuspecting travelers to pass by. When they do, it reaches down and entangles them in its tentacle-fingers, draining their blood with the LampreyMouth-like suckers that line them. Not for sustenance, but just to keep its prey nice and weak so it can [[SwallowedWhole swallow them whole]]. After that, it regurgitates them, and when it does, they come out ever-so-slightly redder an ever-so-slightly shorter, with an ever-so-slightly larger head and ever-so-slightly longer fingers. Then it lets them go, falls asleep, and waits to catch them again another day so it can [[SlowTransformation repeat the process, again and again until its hapless victim is completely transformed into a yara-ma-yha-who themselves]]. Oh, and in some versions of the tale, it specifically preys on children.
6th Jan '16 3:20:22 AM BrokenEye
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* Brazilian Folklore features the urban legend of the "Papa Figo" ("Liver Eater") who's always described by roaming the night in search of children to drink their blood and eat their liver (thus his name) because of some sort of rare disease, for which only the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild liver of children]] can serve as medicine. Further more, he's often described as [[LooksLikeOrlok very skinny, pale, tall, with long fingernails and long teeth]]. He also tends to be a [[VampiresAreRich very wealthy man]] with the means to hire thugs to find suitable children, making him basically a Brazilian Count Dracula of sorts.

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* Brazilian Folklore features the urban legend of the "Papa Figo" ("Liver Eater") who's always described by roaming the night in search of children to drink their blood and eat their liver (thus his name) because of some sort of rare disease, for which only the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild liver of children]] can serve as medicine. Further more, he's often described as [[LooksLikeOrlok very skinny, pale, tall, with long fingernails and long teeth]]. He also tends to be a [[VampiresAreRich very wealthy man]] with the means to hire thugs to find suitable children, making him basically a Brazilian Count Dracula of sorts.sorts.
* Australian Aboriginal mythology contains a creature called the yara-ma-yha-who, which can be roughly described as their equivalent of a vampire. It's a monstrous humanoid that WasOnceAMan and can transform another human being into a creature like it by drinking their blood, but the similarity ends there, which isn't nearly as reassuring as it might sound. The yara-ma-yha-who is a little red man with a large head, an even larger toothless mouth, and [[CreepyLongFingers incredibly long tentacle-like fingers, which lurks in fig trees waiting for unsuspecting travelers to pass by. When they do, it reaches down and entangles them in its tentacle-fingers, draining their blood with the LampreyMouth-like suckers that line them. Not for sustenance, but just to keep its prey nice and weak so it can [[SwallowedWhole swallow them whole]]. After that, it regurgitates them, and when it does, they come out ever-so-slightly redder an ever-so-slightly shorter, with an ever-so-slightly larger head and ever-so-slightly longer fingers. Then it lets them go, falls asleep, and waits to catch them again another day so it can [[SlowTransformation repeat the process, again and again until its hapless victim is completely transformed into a yara-ma-yha-who themselves]]. Oh, and in some versions of the tale, it specifically preys on children.
6th Oct '15 10:44:04 PM Gaon
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* Asturias (northern Spain) has the Guaxa, a nocturnal creature with the aspect of an extremely old woman with big owl eyes and a single, needle-like tooth that uses to suck the blood of children. It can squeeze in through any crack, and sleeps by day in a cave or a hole in a tree - making it oddly similar to the "Teliko" seen in ''Series/TheXFiles''.

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* Asturias (northern Spain) has the Guaxa, a nocturnal creature with the aspect of an extremely old woman with big owl eyes and a single, needle-like tooth that uses to suck the blood of children. It can squeeze in through any crack, and sleeps by day in a cave or a hole in a tree - making it oddly similar to the "Teliko" seen in ''Series/TheXFiles''.''Series/TheXFiles''.
* Brazilian Folklore features the urban legend of the "Papa Figo" ("Liver Eater") who's always described by roaming the night in search of children to drink their blood and eat their liver (thus his name) because of some sort of rare disease, for which only the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild liver of children]] can serve as medicine. Further more, he's often described as [[LooksLikeOrlok very skinny, pale, tall, with long fingernails and long teeth]]. He also tends to be a [[VampiresAreRich very wealthy man]] with the means to hire thugs to find suitable children, making him basically a Brazilian Count Dracula of sorts.
15th Jul '15 10:49:52 AM Willbyr
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* In Albanian folklore, a 13th century tale speaks of the Dhampyr. A soldier goes to war but he promises his wife to come back to give her a son, legacy and stuff. Of course, [[FatalFamilyPhoto he dies]], yet still comes back, undead. He has the son and raises him, all this time not going in the sun. When his wife tells his mother that she is living with him she tells her that the dead are dead and the living should not mess with that. They get him high on weed (not making it up) and expose him to the sun. The end. How do we get from this to ''{{Blade}}'', ''Blood+'' and ''VampireHunterD''? Who knows.

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* In Albanian folklore, a 13th century tale speaks of the Dhampyr.{{Dhampyr}}. A soldier goes to war but he promises his wife to come back to give her a son, legacy and stuff. Of course, [[FatalFamilyPhoto he dies]], yet still comes back, undead. He has the son and raises him, all this time not going in the sun. When his wife tells his mother that she is living with him she tells her that the dead are dead and the living should not mess with that. They get him high on weed (not making it up) and expose him to the sun. The end. How do we get from this to ''{{Blade}}'', ''Blood+'' and ''VampireHunterD''? ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD''? Who knows.
16th Jun '15 9:54:02 PM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* Asturias (northern Spain) has the Guaxa, a nocturnal creature with the aspect of an extremely old woman with big owl eyes and a single, needle-like tooth that uses to suck the blood of children. It can squeeze in through any crack, and sleeps by day in a cave or a hole in a tree - making it oddly similar to the "Teliko" seen in ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* The Philippines has many nasty vampires, but one of the nastiest is the [[HumanoidAbomination manananggal]]. It's basically a nocturnal, predatory WingedHumanoid that can fly by [[BodyHorror detaching its torso from its legs]] and [[EatsBabies eats fetuses]] by [[{{Squick}} sucking the life out of them with a proboscis]].

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* Asturias (northern Spain) has the Guaxa, a nocturnal creature with the aspect of an extremely old woman with big owl eyes and a single, needle-like tooth that uses to suck the blood of children. It can squeeze in through any crack, and sleeps by day in a cave or a hole in a tree - making it oddly similar to the "Teliko" seen in ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* The Philippines has many nasty vampires, but one of the nastiest is the [[HumanoidAbomination manananggal]]. It's basically a nocturnal, predatory WingedHumanoid that can fly by [[BodyHorror detaching its torso from its legs]] and [[EatsBabies eats fetuses]] by [[{{Squick}} sucking the life out of them with a proboscis]].
''Series/TheXFiles''.
16th Jun '15 9:52:39 PM PlanetEatingWarlord
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** Bali folklore has yet another similar creature known as the Leyak, except it only drinks blood from the fetuses of pregnant women.
16th May '15 4:15:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the Andes, there is the Pishtaco. Instead of drinking your blood, he drains the fat out of your body and sells it to the white man on the coast, who uses it to grease his machines. After he's dried you out, he cuts you up. Makes an appearance in ''Death in the Andes'' by MarioVargasLlosa and on the ninth season ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode, "The Purge".

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* In the Andes, there is the Pishtaco. Instead of drinking your blood, he drains the fat out of your body and sells it to the white man on the coast, who uses it to grease his machines. After he's dried you out, he cuts you up. Makes an appearance in ''Death in the Andes'' by MarioVargasLlosa Creator/MarioVargasLlosa and on the ninth season ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode, "The Purge".
13th Jul '14 10:54:19 AM XFllo
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* Asturias (northern Spain) has the Guaxa, a nocturnal creature with the aspect of an extremely old woman with big owl eyes and a single, needle-like tooth that uses to suck the blood of children. It can squeeze in through any crack, and sleeps by day in a cave or a hole in a tree - making it oddly similar to the "Teliko" seen in ''TheXFiles''.

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* Asturias (northern Spain) has the Guaxa, a nocturnal creature with the aspect of an extremely old woman with big owl eyes and a single, needle-like tooth that uses to suck the blood of children. It can squeeze in through any crack, and sleeps by day in a cave or a hole in a tree - making it oddly similar to the "Teliko" seen in ''TheXFiles''.''Series/TheXFiles''.
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