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Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:35:34 PM »
Vampire graveyard found in Poland?

Four skeletons were found at the site, where mandatory digs were being carried out prior to the construction of a ring road. In each case, the deceased had been buried with the head between the legs.

According to folk beliefs, this prevented a possible vampire from finding his or her way back to the land of the living...

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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 04:38:10 PM »
Oh.
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 04:42:51 PM »
Better safe than sorry.
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 04:43:59 PM »
Better safe than sorry.

Especially in Poland.
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 04:48:47 PM »
Better safe than sorry.

Especially in Poland.

Transylvania isn't too far off.
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 05:01:29 PM »
Actually, you wouldn't come across such "vampire burials" too often in Transylvania (the more Western and Westernized part of Romania). Wallachia more likely. For instance, if a wife was mistreated or abused by a husband, she'd take good care to "fix" him when he's buried, to make sure that he doesn't come back to make more trouble. There's a whole range of folk rituals and practices for all this: from thorns and knots in the coffin to stabbing the heart.       

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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 05:02:59 PM »
So that whole thing with silver stakes through the heart is unnecessary?

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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 05:08:50 PM »
So that whole thing with silver stakes through the heart is unnecessary?

That depends on the type of vampire you're dealing with.
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 05:09:12 PM »
So that whole thing with silver stakes through the heart is unnecessary?

That's the last resort. Only if the guy ("moroi" or "strigoi" in Romanian) "comes back" and all else fails, would he be dug up and impaled.

But the stake needn't be silver - a wooden one will do (poor people who did this sort of thing couldn't afford silver).
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 05:17:42 PM »

So, just how many people believe that vampires are real? 

If real, do they still exist?  (...I'm not referring to the wannabes.)
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 05:18:50 PM »
So, just how many people believe that vampires are real? 

Of course vampires exist. Have you never seen Twilight?
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 05:20:58 PM »

So, just how many people believe that vampires are real?  

If real, do they still exist?  (...I'm not referring to the wannabes.)

I'm not sure. Though I do know that the X-files episode Bad Blood, about vampires, was one of my favorites. Viewable on Netflix the last time I checked.

EDIT--Took out spoilers
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2013, 05:23:17 PM »

So, just how many people believe that vampires are real? 

If real, do they still exist?  (...I'm not referring to the wannabes.)

Well there appear to be a great variety of parasites in the world, so are vampires just one more or a fanciful myth?

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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 07:06:40 PM »

So, just how many people believe that vampires are real?  

If real, do they still exist?  (...I'm not referring to the wannabes.)

Well, traditional vampire history is rooted in folklore.

Vlad Dracula is the Prince of Wallachia, a countryside region in a province of Romania.
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2013, 11:09:25 AM »

So, just how many people believe that vampires are real? 

If real, do they still exist?  (...I'm not referring to the wannabes.)



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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2013, 11:51:54 AM »

So, just how many people believe that vampires are real? 

If real, do they still exist?  (...I'm not referring to the wannabes.)





Vlad, my dear what big teeth you have..........  :o

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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2013, 12:29:59 PM »
They should have called an expert...





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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2013, 02:03:48 PM »

Well...this leaves for little doubt in the matter.
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2013, 02:50:44 PM »
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2013, 04:09:51 PM »
In that case, what could be better than a priest who is a vampire-predator Crusnik?


Interestingly, in this anime, the only remaining superpowers are England, the Vatican and Constantinople. Constantinople has become the capital of the Empire, led by space-mutant-vampires and is constantly on a state of near-war with the humans-led Vatican. Both have to come to terms when a secret society emerges with the intent of destroying the world.

In the picture the Crusnik Father Abel, the regulatory red-haired maiden-in-distress and the vampire Duchess of Kyev.
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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2013, 04:13:02 PM »
So, just how many people believe that vampires are real? 

Of course vampires exist. Have you never seen Twilight?


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Re: Polish Follow Proper Vampire Burial Procedure
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2013, 05:15:23 PM »
In that case, what could be better than a priest who is a vampire-predator Crusnik?


Interestingly, in this anime, the only remaining superpowers are England, the Vatican and Constantinople. Constantinople has become the capital of the Empire, led by space-mutant-vampires and is constantly on a state of near-war with the humans-led Vatican. Both have to come to terms when a secret society emerges with the intent of destroying the world.

In the picture the Crusnik Father Abel, the regulatory red-haired maiden-in-distress and the vampire Duchess of Kyev.
It's prob because Constantinople 's inhabitants reached theosis and now they battle the mere humans of Vatican.