According to local legend, in the small town of Hellam, PA – the name means “Hell Town” because there’s a sulfur pit on the town’s outskirts – you’ll find the Seven Gates of Hell.
Myth & Legend
Browse articles relating to folklore, myths, and legends below.
The nature of vampires, benefits of baptising your children early, and how to kill a vamp in Bulgaria.
The Czech and Slavic vampire was called a upir or a nelapsi. The upir had two hearts and two souls.
Germany had mainly two names for vampires: Nachtzehrer (“night waster”) used in Northern Germany and Blutsauger (“bloodsucker”) used in Southern Germany and Bavaria.
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is on the nature of vampires and if they are “real.”
A look at the transformation of the vampire from evil blood sucker to tragic gothic hero.
If you’ve read anything about Dracula, you’ve probably heard of Vlad the Impaler. But chances are, Bram Stoker didn’t know much about this legendary Romanian.