A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force of the living. In European folklore, vampires were undead beings that often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighborhoods they inhabited while they were alive. — Wikipedia
Throughout human history, the word vampire spread around the world since the dawn of humankind. Legends and myths from different civilizations nowhere near connected, share the same type of creature. Originally meaning: forceful bite, in my cultures, the creature itself seems to share common grounds. Its number one being the taste for blood.
We can blame the existence of vampires on the lack of knowledge around the deceased. Often people that were dead were accused of vampirism. Recently deceased people would show blood around their mouths, bloating, blush, and growth of hair and nails.
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Trepanning, also known as trepanation, trephination, trephining or making a burr hole is a surgical intervention in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the human skull, exposing the dura mater to treat health problems related to intracranial diseases or release pressured blood buildup from an injury. — Wikipedia
Careful with your Behavior!
This week we are going to look at another procedure still used today! Trepanning was a procedure where they took a circular shaped tool and drilled holes into people’s heads. This was supposed to improve the quality of life and general health for most individuals.
There is evidence of it being used to treat those behaving erratically, and it can be assumed that the behavior can be attributed to mental illness. However, they believed that mental illness was caused by being inhabited by a malicious or evil spirit.
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We might believe vampires don’t exist but back in medieval Europe it was common to protect oneself from a bloodsucking creature. Continue reading The Burial of Vampires
Vampires are part of our folklore for hundreds of years. The belief that a being subsisting on blood timelessly fascinated us. But where did it come from?Let’s find the odd origin of vampires in history.
The Odd Origin
The odd origin of vampires in history, let’s dig in. In the early seventeenth hundreds, the process of decomposition remained something people did not know about.
The black plague or bubonic plague was now part of their past, but most corpses went through incineration, thus spreading diseases through the air, but that’s another topic. Those considered to be regular people had a coffin for their burial.
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On May 24th 1979 the dead walked the earth, brought to us by the godfather of the Zombie genre, George A. Romero. Now here’s my review of Dawn of the Dead.
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Recently, zombies have been invading our small screen and the theaters. Either from famous shows as The Walking Dead or World War Z.
The term zombie has been part of our lives for centuries, but most recently, gained in popularity. However, research proved that zombies are a fact.
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All right, I’m a huge John Carpenter fan, so when I saw I could review one of his films, then I jumped at the chance.
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All right, so, we already know my feelings on pretty much anything George Romero related, so this review for me is a no-brainer.
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A 2002 horror film that has a slash as a comedy, I don’t see the comedic side, but it does have its moments. The topic of this movie is flesh-eating diseases.
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The Alnwick Castle is located in the village of Northumberland in the old country of England, United Kingdom.
The castle dates back to the ninth century and is believed to be the home of a vampire. Here is the story of the vampire castle of England.
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Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by a bite from infected mosquitoes most commonly found in parts of South America and Africa.
When transmitted to humans, the yellow fevervirus can damage the liver and other internal organs and be potentially fatal. — WebMD.com
Now here is the story of 1820, Savannah, the Yellow Fever Epidemic.
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