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Hi guys! there goes anothe pic done a long time ago in a livestream. This time, a vampire...Alpha Vincent, the Vampire Lord, a character I done for Castle Age Game, hope you like it :)

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Is a vampire, so... Lets wikiattack!!

Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they are undead or a living person. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures and in spite of speculation by literary historian Brian Frost that the "belief in vampires and bloodsucking demons is as old as man himself", and may go back to "prehistoric times", the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent. Local variants were also known by different names, such as vrykolakas in Greece and strigoi in Romania. This increased level of vampire superstition in Europe led to mass hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses actually being staked and people being accused of vampirism.

While even folkloric vampires of the Balkans and Eastern Europe had a wide range of appearance ranging from nearly human to bloated rotting corpses, it was the success of John Polidori's 1819 novella The Vampyre that established the archetype of charismatic and sophisticated vampire.

Ancient Babylonia and Assyria had tales of the mythical Lilitu, synonymous with and giving rise to Lilith (Hebrew לילית) and her daughters the Lilu from Hebrew demonology. Lilitu was considered a demon and was often depicted as subsisting on the blood of babies. And Estries, female shape changing, blood drinking demons, were said to roam the night among the population, seeking victims. According to Sefer Hasidim, Estries were creatures created in the twilight hours before God rested. And injured Estrie could be healed by eating bread and salt given her by her attacker. Ancient Greek and Roman mythology described the Empusae, the Lamia, and the striges.

Many of the myths surrounding vampires originated during the medieval period. The 12th century English historians and chroniclers Walter Map and William of Newburgh recorded accounts of revenants, though records in English legends of vampiric beings after this date are scant. These tales are similar to the later folklore widely reported from Eastern Europe in the late 17th and 18th centuries and were the basis of the vampire legend that later entered Germany and England, where they were subsequently embellished and popularised. Several number of serial killers was labeled later as vampire in the popular culture: Elizabeth Báthory, Gilles de Rais and the best known, Vlad the impaler.
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Exits two types of vrykolakas, one is the vampire, and the other is a type of zombie who ambush farmers in the night, and are much like the romero type from the movies. The same thing happens with the strigoii, because that words are applied for vampires and zombies too.

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This is totally awesome! The oldest is definitely Assyrians and Babylonians also had the Ekimmu and The Utukku Babylonian vampire spirits that prey on the living but according to the Akkadian myths. Lamastu dating back 4,000 years the goddess drank blood vicious demon goddess who preyed on humans, the daughter of sky god Anu, she would suck blood from young men and bringing disease, sterility and nightmares.
Exempdent's avatar
Lets crank it up to 11, shall we?
Azulnieve-pro's avatar
really miss the game :'(
AndurilWielder's avatar
" Ancient Greek and Roman mythology described the Empusae, the Lamia, and the striges." Described them as what, exactly?
R4DIO-HAZARD's avatar
Oooooh es terrorífico y a la vez es hermoso! Deberías dibujar a Alucard de Hellsing Heart Like 
Tsukasa57's avatar
me like hehehehehe
angeleater's avatar
Epitome of awesome :D
zizo200575's avatar
wow wow wow look like Alucard
The-Sentence's avatar
It was the Hellboy animated film "Blood and Iron" that introduced me to Elizabeth Bathory aka Erzabet.  In Hellboy, it stated that she bathed in the blood of virgin girls to preserve her youth, or so she believed, but in the Hellboy film, her worst crimes were committed after she died.  As I recall, you did a picture of Bathory.
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HOLY MOTHER OF VAMPIRES,THIS IS AMAZING 
gdpr-17511762's avatar
I've seen so many vampire works, this by far is the coolest!
I like what you did with cloke
DrakonDragonGod's avatar
love the design, this what a vampire should look like!!!
:O u should do the league of Legends art for Vladimir....and every other character. your art is so incredible
Scarease's avatar
a other real bad ass vampire not a Death guy witha heart that need to stay out of sun and drink human blood out of a bag or is a Vegetarian.good job.
carlodagunz's avatar
two words... BAD ASS!!!!
GloomJuice's avatar
Very frightening, but equally epic.
jts2006dk's avatar
Now this, THIS is a vampire! Walking in the night, killing and sucking other peoples blood instead of saving a girl from a car in the daytime where vampires souldn't be! Also, I bet he doesn't sparkle in the day time but burns up into aches ._.
RagingModernGhost's avatar
I know this is two years late, but still. In the original folklore about vampires, they can stand the sun, it's just that their powers are weakened during the day.
Bubby17745's avatar
If they had a Vampire Fighters Champion tournament I like to see this Vampire go against Alucard from Hellsing. :) LOVE THE PICTURE :)
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