Re: Vampires in Egypt

John Wilkins (
Wed, 01 Feb 1995 09:51:51 +1000

In article <>, (Rick Carlson)

: In article <> writes:
: >I am looking for any references to vampires in ancient egypt. Myth has
it that
: >that is where it originated, and was wondering if anyone knows of any
: >references to any vampire - like activity.
: >All responses will be much appreciated.
: >Kristi Weyland
: You might try looking in the Urban Folklore newsgroup. The only references to
: vampires in Egypt I have ever heard of is from books written by Chelsea Quinn
: Yarbro. Her Saint Germaine character is supposed to have been turned into a
: will find any Egyptian stories. OTOH you might, so good luck!

Anne Rice's _Queen of the Damned_ (part of her Vampire Chronicles that
started with the recently filmed _Interview with the Vampire_) also has
the whole thing starting in Eqypt, but I think it's more literary creation
than echt folk myth.

John Wilkins, Head of Communication Services, Walter and Eliza Hall
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