Zombies in history

Undead in antiquity In folkloric sources as diverse as Babylonian literature, the shroud-eating Nachzehrer of Germanic tradition, and the Chiang-Shih “hopping vampires” of Chinese legend, notions of corpses rising from the grave have long been documented. The Ancient Greeks may have been the first civilization terrorized by a fear of the undead. Archaeologists have unearthed … Read more

Other causes for zombies

Revenge from the past Visions of the walking dead as instruments of ghostly vengeance date from ancient times. Also known as corporeal ghost, they are not really zombie as they usually display a strong personality and remembrance of the past. Their vengeance is usually restricted to those who have violated their sleep or caused their … Read more

Zombies parasites

Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship between two different species. The parasite benefits and the host is harmed.  Some parasites have the potential to cause behavior modification in their effected hosts. This change in behavior has already been documented in many species, including humans. Fungus: Certain species of fungi can infect and kill insects. … Read more

The Zombie Virus

In modern films, zombies are often depicted as being created by an infectious virus, which passes on via bites and contact with fluids. Harvard psychiatrist Steven Schlozman has termed the condition of zombies ‘Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome’ in a hoax article. Viruses are microscopic infectious agents that come in many shapes and sizes. Unfortunately … Read more

Black Magic

Haitian Vodou or Vaudou (Anglicised as Voodoo) is a syncretic religion originating from the Caribbean country of Haiti, located on the island of Hispaniola. It is still practiced throughout Haiti and the Caribbean, Brazil, the American South and other places with an African heritage. New Orleans voodoo and American hoodoo derive from Haitian vodou. Vaudou … Read more