Vampires – Myth Or Reality? – Part 5


The vampire named Dracula appeared first in the novel written by Bram Stoker. The novel based its main character Dracula from a Romanian prince who did many dreadful things during his lifetime also named Dracula. The 15th century prince ruled with cruelty on a massive scale that he became a subject of horror stories even while he was still living. His reputation spread across the Western countries that generations of homemakers or mothers often scared their naughty children by the mere mention of his name.

The peasants living near the castle of Dracula knew the castle as the Vlad Tepes castle. The other popular name of Vlad Tepes was Vlad the Impaler but he assumed the name of Dracula during his reign in the 15th century. In fact, he signed his documents by the name of Dracula. However, the peasants were unaware of this fact.

Vlad Tepes, Dracula, came from Transylvania. He was born and raised in Transylvania. He was born in Transylvania in 1431. His mother was Princess Cneajn. Dracula spent his childhood in a Germanic environment where his father defended Transylvania against the Turks. His father was an authority over the local towns of the Germans. The authority came from the Luxembourg’s Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund and wife Barbara Von Cilli. Dracula made an allegiance with the Turks in his feeble attempt to save his people. However the Turks, suspected the Roman prince’ true allegiance and loyalty. Sultan Murad II bound Dracula in iron chains. Dracula regained his throne by renewing his allegiance to Murad II. He further proved his loyalty by leaving his two boys Dracula and Radu as the sultan’s hostages.

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