Sunday, March 15, 2009

Don't Bite Down

Here's an interesting little article about a 'vampire' found in an archaeological dig in Venice.

Forget stakes in the heart or decapitation, just stuff a brick in his mouth to stop a pesky vampire. Don't got a brick? Use a VHS tape (or better yet Betamax). Promise it will work.

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5 Comments:

OpenID librarianwoes said...

The Betamax has always been a higher quality way to thwart the vampire.

9:12 PM, March 15, 2009  
Blogger JamiSings said...

You didn't know this? I've never seen a brick used, but I know the mythology includes using a thorn to pin their tongue to the roof of their mouth so they can't feed or stuffing their mouth full of garlic. (That wasn't just a Bram Stoker thing.) An iron spike through the head is also suppose to help keep a good vampire down.

4:11 PM, March 26, 2009  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Librarianwoes, :-)

JamiSings, I thought usually they finished off with decapitation. I'm pretty sure the garlic-stuffed mouths were followed by chopping off the head, or at least, I read it somewhere like that, but haven't done an extensive study of the subject. Makes me a little queasy.

9:23 PM, March 26, 2009  
Blogger JamiSings said...

I went through an obsession phase in high school. Garlic was one way. Filling their mouths with dirt was another. Anything to plug the mouth.

7:20 AM, March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some old Roman Britain burials have bodies buried face down, so that they would have trouble "rising from the dead"

10:53 PM, October 06, 2009  

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