Teacher in charge of this activity: María Jesús Ramírez
The vampire character was NOT an invention of Bram Stoker.
In classical mythology there were already some female vampires:
-Empusa or Empousa (Ancient Greek: Ἔμπουσα; plural: Ἔμπουσαι Empousai) is a shape-shifting female being in Greek mythology, said to possess a single leg of copper, commanded by Hecate, whose precise nature is obscure. In Late Antiquity, the empousai has been described as a category of phantoms or spectres, equated with the lamiai and mormolykeia, thought to seduce and feed on young men.Wikipedia
-Lamia (/ˈleɪmiə/; Greek: Λάμια), in ancient Greek mythology, was a child-eating monster that in later tradition was regarded as a type of night-haunting daemon. In earliest stories, she was a queen who became a child-eating monster after her children were destroyed by Hera, who learned of her husband Zeus's trysts with her. Hera also afflicted Lamia with sleeplessness so she would anguish constantly, but Zeus gave her the ability to remove her own eyes. Wikipedia
Lamia figura mythologica Graeca, mater Scyllae et amica Iovis erat. Cum Hera de amoribus inter Lamiam et Iovem certior facta est, ipsa Lamiae filios necavit et eam monstrum mutavit. Inde Lamia semper insomnio affecit et, magna ansietate afflicta, nocte infantes vorabat.
-Mormo (Greek: Μορμώ, Μορμών, Mormō) or Mormon was a female spirit in Greek folklore, whose name was invoked by mothers and nurses to frighten children to keep them from misbehaving. The term mormolyce /mɔːrˈmɒlɪˌsiː/ (μορμολύκη; pl. mormolykeia μορμολύκεια), also spelt mormolyceum /mɔːrˌmɒlɪˈsiːəm/ (μορμολυκεῖον mormolukeîon), is considered equivalent.Wikipedia
-The strix (plural striges or strixes), in the mythology of classical antiquity, was a bird of ill omen, the product of metamorphosis, that fed on human flesh and blood. It also referred to witches and related malevolent folkloric beings. Wikipedia
Strix est propie ave nocturna quae infantibus insidiari et eos vorare credita est, et a qua etiam maleficis mulieribus nomen striges datum est. Forcellini