Vampires: Folklore, Fantasy & Fact - Michael Molina

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 22 March 2021
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The myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-Century CE Eastern Europe, but it has differed in the terrifying details. So, how did we arrive at the popular image we know, love and fear today? And what truly makes a vampire...a vampire? Michael Molina digs up the science and the superstition.

Lesson by Michael Molina, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.

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TED-Ed, . (2021, March 22). Vampires: Folklore, Fantasy & Fact - Michael Molina. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2327/vampires-folklore-fantasy--fact---michael-molina/

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TED-Ed, . "Vampires: Folklore, Fantasy & Fact - Michael Molina." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Mar 2021. Web. 27 Sep 2021.