Dracula FAQ (Version 1)

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Dracula FAQ (Version 1)

Postby Shish-kabob-Forrest » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:15 pm

Q. Was the "real Dracula" a vampire?
A. No
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Q. What was Dracula's full real name?
A. Vladislav Basarab
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Q. What were Dracula's homes?
A.
Birthplace and early living: House of Sighsioara

Early living and traning: Royal Court of Tirgoviste

Knight traning: Fort Hunedoara

Ottoman political captive: Edirne palace

After release: Hiding in Kronstadt (Brasov)

During Hunyadi allience: Fort Hunedoara

Reign of Brutality: Royal court of Tirgoviste

Early Imprisonment: Fort Hunedoara

Later Imprisonment: A large wood and stone house

After release: Fort Suceava (under Stephan the Great)
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Q. How do you pronounce some of these weird names related to Dracula?
A. Here is a link to several common related names being pronounced:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIrgompx1lk
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Q. What does the name: Transylvania come from?
A. It comes from the Latin words: Trans Sylva, which mean: "Beyond the Forrest." The name was given by the Romans during the time of Atila the Hun, who was from Transylvania.
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Q. Were any movies filmed in the Real Transylvania?
A. Yes. The movie: Transylvania 6-500 was filmed in Brasov. Bran Castle was extensively used in the movie as well.
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Q. Did Dracula invent Impalement?
A. No. Even though one of the worst methods of execution known, Impalement is extremely old. In fact, it's so old that we don't really know when it was first practiced. There is mention of impalement in the Old Testament of the bible though.
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Q. Why do the Romanians consider Dracula a hero?
A. Because he saved Europe from the Ottoman Empire.
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Q. Did Dracula believe in vampires?
A. Whether or not he did will probably never be known but it is highly unlikely since the myths that typically fueled vampire superstition were regularly disproved before his eyes.
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Q. Did Dracula really drink peoples blood.
A. This too is something we may never know the real answer to but it's unlikely. The only account of him actually doing so was propaganda, which tends to be highly unreliable and apart from his ego, the constant threat of disease would have made him very careful about even touching other peoples blood, much less drink it.
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Q. How did Poenari castle get destroyed?
A. Earthquakes.
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Q. Who killed Dracula?
A. He was beheaded in a skirmish against forces led by Basarab Laiota. No one knows for sure who actually killed him.
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Q. Was Dracula a Catholic or Orthodox Christian?
A. He was an Orthodox up until the later part of his life where he converted to Catholicism.

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Q. Are there any novels about the real Dracula?
A. Yes. There is "Vlad Dracula: The Dragon Prince" by Michael Augustyn and "The War of All Ages" by myself.

Vlad Dracula: The Dragon Prince:
http://www.amazon.com/Vlad-Dracula-Drag ... 089&sr=1-5

The War Of All Ages
http://www.lulu.com/content/1114150
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Q. Are there any movies about the real Dracula?
A. Yes. There is "Dracula: The Dark Prince" and a movie called: "Vlad Tepes" but it's only done in the Romanian language.

Dracula: The Dark Prince:
http://www.amazon.com/Dracula-Dark-Prin ... B0000633UY
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