The Vampire Diaries Season 6. What Has Inspired The Legend Of Stefan (actor Paul Wesley) And Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder?
The Vampire Diaries Season 6 was renewed by The CW on February 13, 2014 and it premiered on October 2, 2014. The Vampire Diaries was renewed for a seventh season on January 11, 2015 by The CW. Wooow! Why vampires are so successful? Today, read a little about their history. Ten things you should know!
1.- A vampire is a mythical being who subsists by feeding on the life essence (usually in the form of blood) of living creatures.
2.- Vampirism has been recorded in most cultures, but the term vampire was not popularized in Western Europe until the early 18th century. This increased level of vampire superstition in Europe led to what can only be called mass hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses actually being staked and people being accused of vampirism.
3.- Other old cultures believed in vampires. The Greeks traditionally believed that a person could become a vrykolakas after death due to a sacrilegious way of life. They do not decay and have a ruddy complexion, and are fresh and gorged with new blood.
4.- In Romanian mythology, strigoi are the troubled souls of the dead rising from the grave. Some strigoi can be living people with certain magical properties: the ability to transform into an animal, invisibility, and the propensity to drain the vitality of victims via blood loss. Strigoi are also known as immortal vampires.
5.- The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction (then, Stefan And Damon Salvatore’s legend) was born in 1819 with the publication of The Vampyre by John Polidori.
6.- But it is Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula which is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern vampire legend.
7.- The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, and television shows. The vampire has since become a dominant figure in the horror genre.
8.- Protection: garlic, a branch of wild rose and hawthorn plant are said to harm vampires, and in Europe, sprinkling mustard seeds on the roof of a house was said to keep them away. Also, sacred items, for example a crucifix,rosary, or holy water. Vampires are said to be unable to walk on consecrated ground, such as that of churches or temples.
9.- Methods of destroying suspected vampires varied, with staking the most commonly cited method.
10.- Decapitation was the preferred method in German and western Slavic areas, with the head buried between the feet.
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