Dragon’s blood is not a magical concoction but a real ingredient in medicine, incense, and more. By Magda Origjanska

The so-called modern pagans frequently come upon “dragon’s blood” as one of the ingredients needed for their rituals. The name of this substance signifies the blood of a mythical, flying creature that, according to many stories, performs wonders and heals even the sorest of wounds and most grievous illnesses. Surprisingly, dragon’s blood is not only “real” but also has been … Continue reading Dragon’s blood is not a magical concoction but a real ingredient in medicine, incense, and more. By Magda Origjanska

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10 Terrifying Haunted Castles in Ireland | Rue Morgue

By: MADDI MCGILLVRAY When one thinks about Ireland they often picture lush green hills, rolling cliffs, and maybe a pint of Guinness or two. But just like any place with a rich history, Ireland has its fair share of hauntings. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, why not celebrate early by taking a … Continue reading 10 Terrifying Haunted Castles in Ireland | Rue Morgue

The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler | Live Science by Impaler By Marc Lallanilla

Few names have cast more terror into the human heart than Dracula. The legendary vampire, created by author Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel of the same name, has inspired countless horror movies, television shows and other bloodcurdling tales of vampires. Though Dracula is a purely fictional creation, Stoker named his infamous character after a … Continue reading The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler | Live Science by Impaler By Marc Lallanilla

Interview with a real-life vampire: why drinking blood isn’t like in Hollywood by: Kim Wall

 Vampires: ‘We do not identify with fictional characters, supernatural powers, or immortality, nor do we have any difficulty distinguishing between fantasy and reality.’ Illustration: Celine Loup for the Guardian People who claim to be vampires are in the thousands, with demographics transcending class, race and gender. But there’s a reason they stay in the shadows … Continue reading Interview with a real-life vampire: why drinking blood isn’t like in Hollywood by: Kim Wall