Dracula: myth and truth

@Roxy27 (19)
Bucharest, Romania
February 14, 2016 2:52am CST
I hope that nowadays people have already learnt that Dracula wasn't actually a vampire. His name wasn't even Dracula. Known for his cruelty and for his bloody punishments, Vlad ?epes was the voivode of Valahia who used to impale criminals. Because of these punishments he was associated with a vampire. His historical name was replaced with Dracula and more and more turists who visited Transylvania, Romania, said that they visit the country of Dracula. Yes, Dracula became a very good marketing strategy, but I think people who visit Romania or those who hear about this country should know that Dracula was actually Vlad ?epes and not a character from a book. What do you think about this myth of Dracula? Did you hear about Vlad ?epes?
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@Qwatte (70)
• Uddevalla, Sweden
14 Feb 16
I have heard about Vlad and Dracula. The casle that they show isnt the real one... It amasing what time can to with the truth
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• New Delhi, India
14 Feb 16
Does the real castle still exists?
@Roxy27 (19)
• Bucharest, Romania
14 Feb 16
@gaurav11 if you talk about Bran Castle, yes it still exists
• New Delhi, India
14 Feb 16
@Roxy27 Is it a tourist place? How easy/difficult is it to go there?
@cherriefic (4805)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
I like vampire stories. It makes me want to be one so I will live forever young.lol!
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@louievill (19938)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
Really? You will have to let me bite you first for your wish to be fulfilled
@SHAMRACK (8533)
• India
15 Feb 16
Dracula I had read the story when I was in school I just got immersed and read it in one day.. As far my knowledge it purely a story created.. Dracula is know to me as one of the name of an affluent person in Rome .. but I love this story also the movies I have ..but many versions gave various types of characteristics to this character.
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@gaurav11 (65)
• New Delhi, India
14 Feb 16
Whats the theory behind blood sucking and turning others into vampires? The mughal emperors in India in 15th and 16th century also used impalement as a punishment. I have seen two great documentaries on youtube about dracula and knew that he was really Vlad.
@louievill (19938)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
The blood sucking vampire with count Vlad as Dracula was a novel written by Bram Stoker and was later adapted as a movie, The Vampire or "Nosferatu". All this has nothing to do with the real Count Vlad Tepes
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@louievill (19938)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
I already know the real history and story, I think Count Vlad Tepes is considered a hero for driving out enemies in the place where he reigned. The "Impaler" was attached to he's name because of he's brutality but I don't think he is to blame, it was kill or be killed situation during those times, they were threatened by an invasion. They had internal as well as external enemies.
@Roxy27 (19)
• Bucharest, Romania
15 Feb 16
Yes, he was considered a hero. After so many years, some romanians have made a survey and a lot of the romanian people have chosen Vlad ?epes as the best in the role of a president.
@EddieHands (37800)
• United States
17 Feb 16
I think Dracula and vampires are real. Much like ghosts and other monsters.
@Shiva49 (14229)
• Singapore
14 Feb 16
I do not know much other than Dracula was a name we are all familiar with and associated with horror and gore - siva
@dodo19 (33989)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Feb 16
I do like some vampire stories. However, I did know that there is Dracula and he is based on Vlad, who wasn't a vampire. Both stories are pretty interesting and quite different.