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PROTECTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

JUMPING OVER A NATURALLY RUNNING WATER STREAM, WILL PREVENT
A VAMPIRE FROM FOLLOWING YOU, BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO CROSS IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

PLAY ON THE WORD "CROSS"?--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Running water Small current.

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

THROWING HOLY WATER ON A VAMPIRE WILL KILL HIM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

FEEDING A VAMPIRE TYPE O BLOOD WILL KILL HIM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

DEAD PEOPLE NOT BURIED WITHIN 5 DAYS WILL BECOME A VAMPIRE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

WEREWOLVES KILLED BY MAGICAL MEANS WILL IN 5 DAYS RETURN AS A VAMPIRE

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

A PERSON WILL BE A VAMPIRE IF HE IS BORN ON HALLOWEEN
OR CONCEIVED ON WOLFPURGIS NIGHT, THE NIGHT BEFORE MAY 1.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 30
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F103
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

A PERSON BECOMES A VAMPIRE, IF HE HIMSELF IS A VICTIM OF ONE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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PROTECTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

TORCHES WAVED WILDLY IS A PROTECTIVE DEVICE AGAINST VAMPIRES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Torches ; Vampires

James Callow Keyword(s): FIRE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

CUTTING OFF A PART OF A VAMPIRES BODY WILL KILL HIM.
BECAUSE VAMPIRES SPIRITS CAN ONLY RESIDE IN WHOLE BODIES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): Kill ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Superstition

Protection Against Vampires:

Garlic is a charm to be used against vampires.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): Garlic ; Lore ; MYTH ; Protection ; Protective ; SPICE ; SUPERSTITION ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

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Ways to Kill a Vampire

Preventing a vampire from returning to his casket before sunrise by hiding or burning his casket or separating it from its "native soil" will kill him.

Data entry tech comment:

Collector stamped a home address stamp onto the card in the place of "collector data."

Original Stamp: Mrs. W.E. Givens, Jr.

They then crossed out the Prefix and first initials [Mrs. W.E.] and scrawled over the suffix [Jr.]. Indecipherable writing over suffix, but may be Rev. or Esq.

 

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Boggs number [P408] is crossed out and replaced with P427.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): Casket ; FIRE ; Undead ; Vampire ; Vanquish

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

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PROTECTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

A HANGING CROSS MADE OF ROWAN WOOD TIED TOGETHER
WITH RED THREAD AND SAYING:
HOLY TREE, RED THREAD,
SAVE US NOW FROM THOSE UNDEAD.
WILL PROTECT ONE FROM A VAMPIRE.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.646
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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PROTECTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

THE USE OF A CROSS BETWEEN YOUR EYES AND THE VAMPIRES
WILL PROTECT YOU FROM HIM (?).

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT NICE GUYS:
EVEN A MAN WHO IS PURE AT HEART,
AND SAYS HIS PRAYERS AT NIGHT,
CAN BECOME A WOLF WHEN THE WOLF-BANE FLOWERS,
AND THE MOON IS FULL AND BRIGHT.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.427

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

UNBAPTISED PEOPLE BURIED IN UNHALLOWED GROUND WILL BECOME VAMPIRES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): BAPTISM ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

DRIVING A WOODEN STAKE THROUGH THE HEART OF A VAMPIRE WILL KILL HIM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): Kill ; Lore ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

SHOOTING A VAMPIRE WITH A SILVER OR OTHER BULLET WITH
A CROSS CARVED ON THE SLUG WITH A KNIFE WILL KILL HIM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): Cross ; Kill ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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PROTECTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

JUMPING OVER NATURALLY RUNNING WATER WILL PREVENT
A VAMPIRE FROM FOLLOWING YOU--BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE OF CROSSING IT.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

THROWING HOLY WATER ON A VAMPIRE WILL KILL HIM.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

FEEDING A VAMPIRE TYPE "O" BLOOD WILL KILL HIM.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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