Transylvania is a region part of Romania, located in Eastern Europe. The word Transylvania became synonymous with dark forests, werewolves and Dracula the Vampire Count. For Romanians and historians, Vlad Tepes the Impaler was a fierce fighter and ruthless ruler. Despite rumors he was a “bloody” count based on his actions, he was not known as a vampire. Vlad Tepes is told to have been in league with devil, where his nickname Dracul comes from.
Vampirism is a part of local folklore that came to world’s attention with Bram Stoker novel, Dracula. His tale is based in Transylvania and invented Count Dracula, the vampire, even though the author never visited these places.Continue reading