The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters by Rosemary Ellen GuileyGuiley, R.E. (2011). The encyclopedia of vampires and werewolves (2nd ed.). New York: Facts On File Inc.
Citation By: Michelle Funk
Type of Reference: Encyclopedia
Call Number: 133.423 GUILE
Content Scope: This 430 page book provides detailed information on vampire and werewolf folklore, including references to popular culture, authors who have written on the topic, and tales from mythology.
Accuracy, Authority, and Bias: Facts On File is a reputable publishing company that has printed books and reference materials for several decades. This particular reference book presents unbiased information to readers. Its author has penned over 45 books on paranormal topics.
Arrangement and Presentation: Entries are arranged in alphabetical order and include color/black and white photographs.
Relation to Similar Works: Several other encyclopedias that are dedicated to vampire mythology exist, but this work uniquely addresses the popular werewolf genre as well.
Timeliness and Permanence: Vampire and werewolf folklore is a popular genre in both literature and pop culture, making this encyclopedia a timely resource.
Accessibility/Diversity: The author included coverage of vampire and werewolf history that is culturally and geographically diverse. Entries are written in an easy-to-read style, making it accessible to readers of various age groups.
Professional Review: Landry, A. (2011, November 15). The Encyclopedia of Vampires and Werewolves. Booklist Online. Retrieved from http://www.booklistonline.com.libsrv....
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Love them or fear them, the spooky creatures that haunt your Halloween nightmares have complicated histories. Legends about scary beasts, such as werewolves and zombies, span continents and centuries. From the 15th century vampire myths of Serbia to the werewolf tales of ancient Rome, here are the origin stories of your favorite Halloween monsters. Vampire legends were popular long before Edward Cullen won the hearts of "Twilight" fans. Blood-sucking corpses like the Cullens are really just the most modern manifestations of the vampire myth, and they have other famous vampires, such as Bram Stoker's Dracula, to thank for their existence. Dracula, arguably the most famous vampire of all time, is the fictional monster that put revenants human corpses that return from the grave to harm the living on the map in the late 19th century. But some historians think that a real person — Vlad the Impaler , or Vlad III, a medieval Romanian prince who was also known as Dracula — inspired Stoker's literary vampire.
If you've ever wanted a compilation of facts about vampires, you have come to the right place. There is so much to say about vampires that we couldn't just dedicate one page to them. Both informational articles and questions with answers will be posted and updated right here. There are literally thousands of vampire legends throughout history. Nearly every single culture on the face of the earth has some kind of myth about undead, blood-sucking creatures that relate back to vampire mythology.
A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force generally in the form of blood of the living.
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Photo: via wikimedia. Legends of vampires and werewolves make the hairs on human necks stand on end, wherever they are told in the world, while those of elves, and faeries make us all smile. From trolls of Scandinavian folklore, to the impish leprechauns of Ireland, these creatures of myth are familiar to us all. Even Native Americans of the United States have similar legends, but how much of it is based in fact? Fortunately, elves are said to avoid humans as much as possible, living secret lives hidden away in deep forests, so it is said. Photo: via Wikimedia. In , gold prospectors in the Pedro Mountains, 60 miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming, found a inch tall mummy.
Werewolves and vampires are both mythical creatures who kill humans but there are important differences between the two. Werewolves are mortal and age just like humans while vampires don't age and are immortal except for some things that can kill them like sunlight and garlic. Werewolves are, in fact, human for much of their life. Their diet is like humans in contrast with vampires, who drink blood. Although there are too many versions of the myths for a single, definitive description of the creatures, they are both known for their human-like appearance and for their tendency to attack and convert humans. In modern pop culture, vampires and werewolves are often presented as rival races that despise one another.
Vampires are evil mythological beings who roam the world at night searching for people whose blood they feed upon. They may be the best-known classic monsters of all. But the history of vampires began long before Stoker was born. There are almost as many different characteristics of vampires as there are vampire legends. But the main characteristic of vampires or vampyres is they drink human blood. In general, vampires hunt at night since sunlight weakens their powers. Some may have the ability to morph into a bat or a wolf.