Aug. 21, 2012

Legendary Vampiric Weaknesses



Up toward the top of the list of how to destroy a vampire, possibly ranked after stake through the heart, sunlight, and fire, is decapitation. Beheading id the classic method of killing just about anything, from mythological beasties to invading armies (figuratively), so separation of the head from the body makes sense as a method of destroying vampires. Of course, it is an immensely difficult wound from which to recover, although some vampires were known to reconnect the pieces or even regenerate of given time, blood to feed upon, and undisturbed rest. In some cultures, even after a beheading, a stake was driven through a vampire's heart and parts burned, just to make sure.


Well, how about that?



The Fiction Writer