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Apr 5, 2012

E is for Empusa

In Greek Mythology, Empusa were female phantoms that had mismatched legs – the foot of a donkey and a brass leg - and could transform into different types of animals. But they also liked to take the form of beautiful lure in their victims...for feeding time...
Sound familiar?
Yup, Empusa were vampires. Or, vampire-ish.

Greek vampire  Empusa Pictures, Images and Photos

It is said that Empusa were the first vamps, and all other vamps that followed were recreations of the original. I don’t know how true that is, but Empusa and modern vamps sure share a lot of similar characteristics. Beauty, the ability to elicit pure fear in their victims, the blood cravings. Empusa were also known to eat the flesh of their victims for dessert (Gross!). However, one could easily get rid of an Empusa with a slew of insults, while those same words would probably just make a modern Vamp play with his/her food first before draining you.
I’ll take the flesh-eating Empusa for $200, Alex. At least, they’d make it quick.

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  1. I had never heard of an Empusa before! Ward them off with insults? I can see it now....Simon Cowell - Vampire Hunter! :)

    DL Hammons @ Cruising Altitude 2.0
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  2. Before I wrote my novel I'd never heard of them either! But Simon Cowell would make a great vamp hunter =)

  3. Not the kind of lady you would want to meet in a dark alley ... or even in a well lit alley.

  4. Interesting post, the Empusa sounds cooler than what vampires have turned into.

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