Dracula is a mysterious and fascinating figure, despite being presented as an old hoary, the collective imagination seems to have always focused on the part where thanks to the blood of the living he can return to taking on young and beautiful appearances.
“Oh, the terrible struggle that I have had against sleep so often of late; the pain of the sleeplessness, or the pain of the fear of sleep, and with such unknown horror as it has for me! How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”
― Bram Stoker, Dracula
The term vampire derives from the lean “vampyr”, from the Lithuanian word “wempti”, which means “to drink”, from the Turkish “uber”, “to be diabolical”, and from the Slavic root “pi”, “sorcerer. The mythology of the undead who, by infernal concession, can continue to live by feeding on the blood of the living, plants its oldest roots in the religiosity of the Slavic peoples, strongly linked to the cult of the dead.
Vampire literature (“Interview with the vampire” – “Twilight” – “The nights…
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