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Vampire Myths

Vampire Myths: Real or Fake?

Vampire mania is about to kick into high gear with the Breaking Dawn Part 1 premiere Monday, and then Friday's theater release of the first half of the final Twilight flick! We can already here the Twihard screams. But before the Cullens there was Buffy, and before Buffy there was Count Dracula, and before Count Dracula there were the undead of folklore. We've gone back and investigated some of the more ancient vampire myths, and rounded them up in this quiz. You'll see that the history of vampires is more spooky than sparkly. Find out if you can spot the real myths from the fake!

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Fangs have always been a feature of vampires.

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In folklore, vampires were often described as bloated.

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Any corpse jumped over by an animal, particularly a dog or a cat, was believed to be at risk of becoming a vampire.

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Burying a corpse upside down was considered a way to attract vampires.

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Vampires have always been sterile.

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Putting an apple in a corpse's mouth was considered a form of vampire slaying.

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Join The Conversation
myhousemd myhousemd 5 years
5/6. I got the last wrong, against my better judgment. I just think apples are delicious, and therefore everyone should be buried with one in their mouth. Oh, and yes, I am a vampire.
whats-her-name whats-her-name 5 years
I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I got 6/6 correct... darn you, addictive History Channel folklore specials!!!
juicebox07 juicebox07 5 years
I got 4/6.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
6/6, and I hate all things vampire! Go figure!
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 7 years
holysnap holysnap 7 years
gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 7 years
3/6 - oh well, the only vampire to steal my heart was barnabus collin. :shrug:
peacelove7 peacelove7 7 years
6/6 i am such a good guesser!!!
Akasha Akasha 7 years
3/6 How do you bury someone upside down? Does this involve digging a very very deep hole and putting them in head first? How do you keep them from crumpling into a pile on their head? Is there a special pole you tie the feet to to keep them upside down? I makes sense though it's tough enough to dig your way out of a grave but if you have to dig yourself out from being head first in it it must suck. Not to mention all the blood is rushing to your head while trying to do it.
MorbidAngel MorbidAngel 7 years
5/6, not too bad.
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
meh! 3/6
BorgesMarquez BorgesMarquez 7 years
can we combine them "Real Fake" would b my answer
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
4/6. Damn it. I want to shove that stupid apple in Ed's mouth and bury him upside down.
biarose biarose 7 years
That's also probably a reason early descriptions of vampires did not have fangs.. because people didn't really have fangs.. so then they couldn't really accuse people of being vampires.
biarose biarose 7 years
weffie- they're not really fake though because people actually actively believed in vampires and therefore did those things to people. Just like the burned "witches" and the stake and stuff.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
I got 5/6. But, then again, I'm a fangbanger, so there. Of course, I'd get the vampires are sterile question wrong. Maybe I'll have to carry protection.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
3/6 Though, I prefer the historical connotations of the development of the European vampire mythos rather than the practice or the vampires in and of themselves (just know enough to know that vampires should never, ever, ever, ever sparkle. Seriously. I find that highly offensive).
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 7 years
3/6 myself. Really? so many silly things.
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
I got 3/6. I thought I was pretty up to speed on vampires. Oh well.
chillchic chillchic 7 years
i failed the test but I just had to comment because Robert looks so hot in that 1st pic
weffie weffie 7 years
2/6 brutal! but in my defense, we're talking about vampires, so technically they're all fake :)
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