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The Burney Relief, believed to be either Lilith or Ishtar based on the iconography.
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 you can review the various vampire myths and legends and discuss their impact on popular culture.
Vlad Dracula dines among his impaled victims

Below is an extensive, although not exhaustive list of links to useful resources for those interested in this subject matter....

Documentaries of interest:
In Search of History: The Real Dracula
Bloodlines: Dracula's Family Tree
Vampire Secrets
The Supernatural: Vampires

Additional DVDs with special features of interest:
Dracula (2-disc 75th Anniversary Edition DVD) for the documentary Road to Dracula
Blade (Platinum Series Edition DVD) for the documentary The Blood Tide

Books of interest:
Lilith: The First Eve by Siegmund Hurwitz

Lilith: The Edge of Forever by Filomena Maria Pereira

The Lilith Monographs: Volume 1: Immaculata by Joshua Seraphim

The Book of Lilith by Barbara Black Koltuv

The New Annotated Dracula by Bram Stoker; edited and compiled by Leslie S. Klinger

In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu

Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and His Times by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu

Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen by David J. Skal

Vampires: Encounters with the Undead by David J. Skal

Draculas, Vampires, and Other undead Forms: Essays on Gender, Race, and Culture by John Edgar Browning

The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead by J. Gordon Melton

Vampires, Burial and Death: Folklore and Reality by Paul Barber

The Weiser Field Guide to Vampires: Legends, Practices, and Encounters New and Old by J.M. Dixon

Vampires and Vampirism: Legends from Around the World by Dudley Wright

Legends of Blood: The Vampire in History and Myth by Wayne Bartlett

The Vampire Book by DK Publishing

Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Darkside by Brad Steiger

Our Vampires, Ourselves by Nina Auerbach

Vampires in Their Own Words: An Anthology of Vampire Voices by Michelle Belanger

The Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Belanger

The Science of Vampires by Katherine Ramsland
 

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review by . October 23, 2009
Depiction of either Lilith or Ishtar
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