The Life is in the Blood

 

It is October and I’m starting off the month by reposting ‘The Life is in The Blood’.

Under the Mantle

What hath Christ to do with Dracula? Possibly more than you think.

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood” Leviticus 17:11

“The blood is the life!” Dracula, Chapter 11

It’s October, and Halloween is right around the corner. So, now is a fitting time for the subject. I’ll admit it, I enjoy vampire stories. Not the new stuff where the vampires are good guys or love interests for middle school girls (these modern romanticized versions are a perversion), but I mean real vampire stories where they are demonic embodiments of corruption. Many cultures have vampire type figures of one sort or another in their folklore. It is the western adaptation, which began in the 19th century, of the eastern European vampire that I’m going to be talking about.

Classic literature of this type would include:

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