Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, belief in vampires and bloodsucking demons is as old as man himself”, and may go back to “prehistoric times”,the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century Vampirism is the practice of drinking blood from a person/animal. In folklore and popular culture, the term generally refers to a belief that one can gain supernatural powers by drinking human blood,regardless of whether they are undead or a living person.
The original vampire was not like the sophisticated, suave European aristocrat that we know of today. The vampire, at its origins, was a monster. The bloodsucking Akhkharu is mentioned in the Sumerian mythology and later
vampire-like spirits called the Lilu in Babylonian demonology. These female demons were said to roam during the hours of darkness, hunting and killing newborn babies and pregnant women. One of these demons, named Lilitu,
was later adapted into Jewish demonology as Lilith.
Vampires do not age, except on some occasions when they have been deprived of blood for extended periods of time. However, the vampire will be rejuvenated when as soon as he gets fresh blood supply. Most of the vampire’s powers increase over the centuries with age and experience. These centuries-spanning creatures may eventually become Vampire Regents or Elders, who are capable of even greater feats than the common vampire. Dracula is considered as the Master of all Vampires but it is unsure if he was the first vampire on earth. Most vampires acquire superhuman strength anywhere from three to five times as great as they had in their mortal lives.
Moreover, a vampire’s speed, agility, and reflexes are up to five times as great as they had in their mortal lives. All vampires possess acute hearing (equivalent to that of a wolf) and night vision, enabling them to see with better than 20/20 perceptibility in total darkness.
As a vampire grows “older” over the years its strength can increase, and the strength level of Vampire Regents can be 10 – 20 times stronger than they were in their mortal lives. the vampire can control the will of humans through a form of hypnotic, even to the point of inducing a catatonic state and amnesia. This power explains why victims often have no memory of being attacked. Victims bitten by a vampire are much easier to control, requiring little – if any – concentration from the host-vampire. Similar to the vampire’s ability to mesmerize the lesser minds of humans is their innate ability to summon and control various “lower” nocturnal creatures, such as the wolf, bat, and rat
if they are somewhat local to the vampire’s area.