Vampires Around the World

How​ ​Do​ ​Vampires​ ​Differ​ ​Around​ ​the​ ​World?

Comissioned illustrations for the Culture Trip, a.d. Eve Somerville.

Read the entire article here to learn more about Chorti, Jiangshi, Brahmaparusha, Yara-ma-yha-who and other similar guys.

Mexico’s Chorti brings to mind a type of vampire-Wookiee hybrid.

China,  Jiangshi, which translates to ‘stiff corpse’, an apt name for a bloodsucker that goes around with their arms out in front, similar to a zombie. Their rigidity even prevents them from walking properly, with the result that they end up hopping their way to wherever they need to go.

India​, Brahmaparusha ​a​ ​bowel-wearing​ ​menace.

Australia, Yara-ma-yha-who wanders off a bit before swallowing the person whole.