Complete History of Vampires: In this article, we are going to read about the origin of vampires. So that we can have a clear picture of its origin
The word ‘vampire’ first appeared in English as ‘vampyre’ in the year 1732 in news reports about epidemics in the eastern part of Europe.
The English term possibly derived from the French term ‘vampyre’ which appeared from the German term ‘vampir’, which derived from Serbian ‘vampir’ in the early 18th century.
Cultures such as Ancient Greeks, Mesopotamians, Manipuri, Hebrews, and Romans had tales of spirits and demons which are considered the predecessors to vampires.
The belief in vampires became so pervasive at one point that in some areas it caused public executions of people who are thought to be vampires and mass hysteria.
Paul Barber in his book Vampires, Burial and Death has elucidated that belief in vampires concluded from people of pre-industrial societies.
There was another theory that vampires appear when individuals are buried alive due to the inadequacy of medical knowledge of that time.
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