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39 pages (2009/1885); 231KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00487
The vampire, or "nosferatu," is the best known Romanian folklore in which a corpse rises at night to drink the blood of the living.
Yet the vampire is only one of numerous beliefs held by people in that part of the world in the middle of the nineteenth century.
This article discusses the wide range of superstitious beliefs then held in Transylvania, a region and former province in central Romania that once was part of Hungary. Despite the advance of scientific knowledge in the mid 1800s: “It would almost seem as though the whole species of demons, pixies, witches, and hobgoblins, driven from the rest of Europe by the wand of science, had taken refuge within this mountain rampart, well aware that here they would find secure lurking places, whence they might defy their persecutors yet awhile.”