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The Greeks sure love their vampires, part 1: Burculacas

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.

  1. It wants to drink your blood.
  2. It spreads plagues and diseases.
  3. 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.

Sources

The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters
The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters

by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

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4 responses to “The Greeks sure love their vampires, part 1: Burculacas

  1. Stephen ⋅

    If can you replace ‘blood’ with ‘beer’, I am absolutely certain that I have met a burculacas. His name was Dave.

  2. teresawilde ⋅

    Are you sure that guy wasn’t a zombie?

  3. Stephen ⋅

    It is entirely possible… are there poo-constructed zombies in the world’s pantheon of monsters? I suppose, to be fair, it may have just been an exoskeleton of leavings.

    He did have a stumbling gait and a limited repertoire of words and sounds.

  4. Pingback: Physicists prove vampires don’t exist (I’m still carrying my garlic) « Teresa Wilde's Demon of the Week Blog

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