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Vrykolakas

The Vampire That Terrorized Mykonos

According to Greek folklore, there was a ferocious vampire, known as "Vrykolakas" in Greek, that terrorized the residents of the Greek island of Mykonos in the 18th century. The Greek vampire is an undead, fearsome creature that becomes more powerful...

Vampires in Greece: From Ancient Greek Creatures to the Vrykolakas

Vampires are some of the most famous creatures of the horror, and now romance, genres. The folklore of countless cultures around the world features some sort of vampire figure, and Greece's Vrykolakas is no different. The Greek vampire is an...

The Haunting Legend of the Walking Dead Vrykolakas on Mykonos

Let's talk walking dead for a minute. In case you were unaware, before the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century, there were creatures noted in Greek folklore that were considered to be dangerous, walking dead creatures called vrykolakas. Similar...