Did you think Transylvania had the vampire market cornered? When I was doing my research for this blog, I noticed something. The Greeks have more kinds of vampires than ANYONE. So many that I had to give them their own feature. So, without further ado, I introduce the first of a new series…
The Greeks sure love their vampires
There are a lot of vampires in Greek folklore. In fact, where we have one name for undead creatures who inhabit corpses and suck the blood of the living, they have a crapload of them. I’ll feature one of them today, the particularly disgusting Burculacas.
Your burculacas is something you don’t want to meet in a dark alley for a couple of reasons.
- It wants to drink your blood.
- It spreads plagues and diseases.
- It’s made out of poo.
I’m not kidding. The burculacas is a kind of sentient slime/excrement creep that rises up out of revolting material (cesspools, muck, whatever you’ve got) and comes after people to feed on them and to make them sick.
This is the best reason I can think of for remembering to flush every time.
The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley