THE VAMPIRE TYPES
This is one we all know and know well. You have the whole going up in flames in sunlight thing, drinks lots of blood, no reflection in mirrors, has a holy objects phobia %u2026etc. . This is the classic vampire that sleeps in a coffin and can transform into mist and such.egends of the Vampire stretch back farther than most people realize.Some legends reach back farther than Christ, back to ancient Assyria and Babylonia. Ancient Aztecs used to pour blood into the mouths of their idols.In India Rajahs drank blood from severed heads.In China, the family would guard a corpse the night before the burial from a cat or dog jumping over it and turning it into a Vampire.First ancient Greeks, then Romans after them believed in a type of female Vampire called a Lamia.Lamia's were thought to seduce men in order to suck their blood.Later in Greece there was another word for VampiresVrukalakos,creatures who would revive the dead then feast on the living.Recently there are some people who are trying to prove that Vampires are nothing more than people suffering from porphyria an incurable genetic disease.Symptoms of porphyria include a need for blood transfusions, a negative reaction to garlic, and a necessity to avoid sunlight.