The vampire is a fictional supernatural creature belonging to several countries’ popular culture that feeds on living beings by sucking their energy, usually in the form of blood, to stay active.
Different cultures have different (and sometimes divergent) descriptions of vampire abilities and behavior.
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The conception of vampires most deeply rooted in contemporary Western popular culture has a Slavic origin and comes mainly from the novels of Bram Stoker and Anne Rice and film and television.
It is described as a human being turned into an active corpse and hematophagous predator after death.
Some vampirism scholars have suggested that these legends are wholly or partially related to cases of possible real pathologies such as rabies or porphyria.
Along with the werewolf and the zombie, the vampire is perhaps the most famous supernatural being in human popular culture.