Definitions

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  • n. a harmful undead creature (vampire) in Greek folklore

Etymologies

From Greek βρυκόλακας (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To this day in certain parts of Greece, people do not answer the door until at least the second knock. poltergeist activity is blamed on the vrykolakas, though that may be off-base in that the poltergeist is likely a completely different phenomenon.

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  • The fusion of these two creatures in Greek culture is one of the most fascinating aspects of the vrykolakas-style vampire.

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  • Once in existance, the vrykolakas would not bite the neck of his victims to draw blood, rather it would cause epidemics of disease by simply walking around town.

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  • The vrykolakas comes into being simply after living a sacrilegious life, or after an excommunication or burial in ground that was not consecrated, or most ominously eating mutton that had been previously tasted by a werewolf.

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  • It would knock on doors, only to dissappear if the person answered on the first knock, but that person would then be condemned to death soon after and would become a vrykolakas themselves.

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  • Speaking of, even a werewolf couldn't be safe from becoming a vrykolakas, if you killed the greek werewolf, he could come back as a cross between a vrykolakas and a werewolf!

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  • Take the vrykolakas, the Greek version of the Vampire.

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  • “the term vampire was not popularised until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe,7 although local variants were also known by different names, such as vampir вампир in Serbia, vrykolakas in Greece and strigoi in Romania.”

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