Every culture on Earth seems to have its own vampire myth:
- The Lilitu of Ancient Mesopotamia
- The Mandurug of the Philippine Islands
- The Cihuateteo of the Aztecs
- The Asanbosam of the Ashanti people of Africa
- The Strega of Italy
Heck, the most recent creation of a vampire myth comes as late as post-Civil War America! In 1892, Mercy Brown was blamed posthumously for the outbreak of “consumption” in Rhode Island. The family exhumed her body. A doctor examined her lack of decay. And then her heart was removed and burnt to ash on church grounds.