We all know thousands of stories about most famous bloodsucking creature there is, a vampire. Pop culture embraced them in its fullness, folktales enriched them, music, art, books and even cartoons took them to a completely new level, making them maybe even less scary than they ought to be and certainly so much more romantic. It is a creature known to people from ancient times and cultures and to so many different parts of the world, but what if I told you two Slavic countries claim the first vampire ever?
Episode written, edited and hosted by Karmen
Guest appearance - Dimitrije Denic @slavic_history_mythology
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Matthew Bunson (1993). The Vampire Encyclopedia. London: Thames & Hudson
Frombald (1725). Copia eines Schreibens aus dem Gradisker District in Ungarn
Milovan Glišić (1880). (After Ninety Years: The Story of Serbian Vampire Sava Savanovic
Vinšćak, Tomo (December 2005). "Štrige", "Štriguni" and "Krsnici"
Studia ethnologica Croatica. Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology.