Vampire’s hunter’s tales teach us that here are only two sure methods of destroying a vampire permanently.
One is to expose the vampire to direct sunlight and then scatter its ashes.
Another is to pierce its heart with either wood or silver, stuffing the head with garlic cloves, and then severing it from the body. The head and body should then be burnt in two separate places, scattering the two subsequent piles of ashes in separate locations.
The other known vampire remedies included dismemberment, decapitation and/ or burning. Decapitation and dismemberment, however, were also connected with punishment for crimes. Some criminals were beheaded, including traitors, who were also dismembered. Burning was also an old and widely practiced method of killing witches.
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