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   Legends of vampires and vampiric beings can be found in just about every culture around the world, from the Hebrew legend of the succubus Lilith and her demonic offspring to Bram Stoker's iconic Count Dracula, this is the place where … see full wiki
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February 21, 2010
A German woodcut depicting Vlad sitting in his courtyard, dining amidst the impaled. Although, there may have been an actual event that inspired this image, it should be known that this woodcut and others like it were created by Germans, who were Vlad's enemies. Therefore this cannot be seen as an accurate historical document of what really occurred, but is in fact a piece of propaganda. Interestingly, it is most likely this image which combined the motifs of impalement, death, and eating that inspired Stoker to name his vampire Count Dracula.
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