The original "Dracula" was a man named Vlad Tepesh, Born in 1431 Romania. Ruler of Wallachia just south of Transylvania.
The name "Dracula" was first used by his father also known as Vlad. Dracula means "Son of a Dragon". Vlad Tepesh assumed the name from his father.
Vlad Tepesh drank blood to promte fear. It was not unusual for a war hero to drink the blood of his enemy. Dracul was a very strict ruler, even for petty crimes he gave severe punishment, showed little mercy.
He would hang and/or execute or torture by having a 15 ft sharp end pole stricken or empaled into their body starting from between their legs and up into the chest.They were lucky if they died swiftly, but many lived for days in agony.
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