The name “Dracula” often sends shivers through the spine of a weak-heartened man or woman. It is associated with the evil witch or the devil in whatever context it is used.
Is there something called a Dracula representing the evil witch or devil?
Many of the recent findings and interesting facts make us believe it to be more of a myth and nothing really dangerous or threatening as it is often presumed.
Before learning about the myths about this world, let us see what made this word so threatening in the first instance.
The word “Dracula” was the name of a horror classic of that time, in 1897, by the author of the novel Bram Stoker. The horror story is about many horror events and other related things that are mostly followed as superstitions in Eastern Europe during that period, especially with related to the dead and about the vampires and other devils mentioned in those bed-time stories. Except for the name of Dracula, nothing related to devils, vampires or such other evil spirits are associated or related in any manner with Dracula.
The word “Dracula” was simply a mistranslated word, meaning “Wallachiat the devil” wrongly used as the heading for the horror novel, a costly error made by Bram Stoker.
The new findings of the archeologists or other historians with regard to Dracula have nothing related to devils or vampires.
Dracula is actually the name of a prince said to have lived in the 15th century in Eastern Europe. Dracula is not the actual name of the prince, but his original name is Vlad or simply referred to as Prince Vlad. The father’s name is Dracul. After the demise of the father – Dracul, Prince Vlad was made the king for Walachiat, located in Hungary, at the age of 17 and he fondly called himself as Dracula, meaning son of Dracul. He waged many wars as the king of Walachiat. He handed over some cruel punishments to the war prisoners or other people in the kingdom who was found to be guilty. So people disliked the cruel punishments.
One of the dictionaries referred to “Dracula” as “Wallachian – the devil” inferring to the cruel punishments given by Prince Viad or Dracula. Taking this meaning and wrongly interpreting the same, the author used is as the name for his horror classic in 1897.
Thus, it is clear that the word “Dracula” has something vaguely related to cruel punishments, if it were to be, and nothing in particular related to devils, evil spirits, or even vampires or dead people.