Mysteries and Monsters

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 90 Vampires with A.P. Sylvia

October 12, 2020

It’s October and what better time of the year to delve into the history and lore of one of the paranormal’s most well-known creatures, the Vampire. To discuss this, I am joined by author A.P. Sylvia to discuss his fantastic book, Vampires of Lore: Traits and Modern Misconceptions

A.P. has researched the folklore of the Vampire to see why the modern interpretation is so different from what the actual folklore and stories of vampirism actually show us. We discuss the origin of the vampires, the contrasts in folklore from around the world, what actually counts as a vampire and the variety of ways to deal with the undead, once they return from the grave.

Along the way we discuss some of the most famous literary vampires as well as pondering if Count Von Count from Sesame Street has more in common with vampire folklore than many may actually realise.

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A big thank you to A.P. for joining me for a fantastic and interesting conversation on the world of the vampire!

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