The Greatest Vampire Legends

The Greatest Vampire Legends

Various monsters have been a part of human stories perhaps since the dawn of memory. Even though we know that these creatures never existed, a deep-rooted fear of will-o'-the-wisps, werewolves, zombies, demons, and other supernatural beasts still lingers within us.

However, there is one type of monster that not only frightens us but also intrigues us. These are the vampires. At first glance, they are indistinguishable from humans.

Their main distinctions lie in various superhuman abilities and the makeup of their diet.

Author: Tomáš Bajgar

How Fascinating

Vampires have long held a deep fascination for us. This is evident from the numerous books written, films made, and TV series produced about them.

However, not every vampire has made a lasting impression in our memories. In the following lines, we will introduce a trio of vampires who are, conversely, known by almost everyone.

Count Dracula

A horror icon. He is the progenitor of all vampires, and there's hardly anyone over ten years old in the world who hasn't heard of this Romanian noble.

Even though he is a fictional character created by British author Bram Stoker, Dracula has real-life origins that set him apart from his counterparts.

The real Count Dracula did exist. His name was Vlad III Dracula. Among his enemies, however, he was primarily known as Vlad the Impaler. In his spare time, he enjoyed impaling his opponents on stakes.

Stoker added to this nobleman's character traits like immortality, the ability to hypnotize, and an insatiable thirst for human blood.

Count Dracula has appeared in a vast number of films and TV series, making Bram Stoker's work one of the most famous horrors of all time.


Blade isn't exactly a vampire, or at least not entirely. He is a hybrid of a vampire and a human, combining the best of both species.

His human DNA allows him to consume garlic and sunbathe at noon on the beach, while his vampire genes give him supernatural strength and speed.

Fortunately for humanity, Blade has been on the side of Homo sapiens since 1973, when he first appeared in the comic 'The Tomb of Dracula.' His sole goal is the annihilation of vampires.

Blade is known not only from the very popular comics but also from three films - 'Blade,' 'Blade 2,' and 'Blade: Trinity,' where the character was portrayed by actor Wesley Snipes. There is also a namesake series, but it's not particularly noteworthy.

Edward Cullen

Edward Cullen is a typical example of how vampires can be not only deadly but also beautiful and mysterious. This is how fans of the 'Twilight' book series by author Stephenie Meyer view Edward.

What makes Edward interesting is that he feeds on animal blood, rather than human blood, a trait typical of his entire family.

While he does engage in a fair amount of fighting in the novels, the saga is written more for the romantic at heart.

So, for those who prefer raw action, 'Twilight' might not be the right choice. Nonetheless, the series' popularity led to a successful film adaptation.


Popular Monsters

Vampires can be incredibly fascinating and intriguing when handled by the right authors. A good example is the aforementioned representatives.

To this day, they remain unparalleled in terms of popularity in the world of vampire lore.