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Vampires we know and love #1: Baobhan sith

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Think vampires are all the same? Think again! Vampires come in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins ice cream. So, this special DotW feature, Vampires we know and love, spotlights different kinds of bloodsucking fiends from around the world.

Baobhan Sith

Scottish vampire fairies. Okay, that is so cool, let me say it again: Scottish. Vampire. Faeries.

So, once upon a time, there was a group of four hunters in the Scottish highlands who made camp for the night. As soon as dark fell, they build up their fire, and one of them starts to play some music. Someone wishes they had partners to dance with and–oh boy–out of nowhere come these über hot young women dressed all in green and they dance up a storm.

Well, the guy playing music notices something odd about his friends dancing; they’re bleeding. Terrified, he goes and hides between the hooves of the horses, knowing their iron shoes will protect him.

In the morning, he finds all his friends have been killed and drained of blood.

The baobhan sith don’t have fangs, by the way, just sharp fingernails.

In addition to iron, they can’t take sunlight.

Next week on DotW

Demonspotting–all things hellish–brings you Asmodeus. And watch for a mid-week update on Wednesday.

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Author of Young Adult Paranormals, Paranormal Romance, Historical Paranormal Romance, tragical- comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, and poem unlimited.

2 responses to “Vampires we know and love #1: Baobhan sith

  1. Stephen ⋅

    That’s an odd combination of traits; digging the blood, disliking the iron. Do they only target anemic Scots?

    I find really long fingernails on women creepy, btw. Must be the Scottish cultural baggage…

    • teresawilde ⋅

      I think it’s actually more a symbolic, man-conquers-Nature thing than an actual allergy to the element. Possibly it’s significant that they were forged horse-shoes?

      Interesting note: Genii are also iron-phobic. Possible kinship?

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