'Vlad Tepes' better known as 'Vlad III' or
otherwise known as 'Dracula' was the prince of 'Wallachia' a region of
'Romania'. Dracula is an old Romanian word meaning 'Son of the
dragon' or 'Son of the demon'. Vlad Tepes ruled during the 15th
century and many believe him to be the basis of the Dracula character of
Bram Stokers famous novel.
The name Dracula is synonymous with fang
bearing blood drinking vampires, and Vlad Tepes was known for his use of
exceedingly cruel punishments and torture methods. Vlad ruled by
means of violence and is notorious for his love of 'impaling' and is
often called 'Vlad The Impaler'. Once whilst in conflict with a
rival prince Vlad ordered his armies to impale the entire population of
the village that hid him.
Impalement is a term that refers to situations
in which objects are driven through the body, causing deep stabbing
wounds. Impalement as a method of
involves a person being pierced with a long
penetration could be through the sides, through the
through the mouth. This method leads to a painful death; sometimes
taking days. The stake would often be planted in the ground, leaving the
impaled person suspended to
Vlad Tepes was killed in Battle against the
Turks who decapitated him and publicly displayed his head. The
body was then said to have been buried at 'Snagov Monastery', however
recent excavations of this burial site have yielded no remains.
There are those who believe that Vlad III
Dracula in some unholy form, still practises his dark arts; on those
unfortunate enough to meet him.