Jun 27th, 2019
Episode 4 of Beastlore is about vampires. Host Jack Daly traces the history of vampires, and explains how beliefs about vampires originated in Eastern Europe through the traditions of strigoi, shtriga, vrykolakas and revenants. Folklore about tests to determine if someone is a vampire, how to deal with a vampire, causes of vampirism and possible explanations for origins of belief in vampires are covered. Historical cases of Vlad Dracula and Elizabeth Bathory are also covered. Grab some garlic and settle in for this terrific episode!