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Science Explains: Why Werewolves Are Better Than Vampires

By Abbey Clarke Nov 20, 2013

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First off, werewolves aren’t vulnerable to crosses, which is one of the traditional weaknesses of vampires. Interestingly enough, staurophobia, the phobia of crosses or crucifixes, is a real phenomenon, which is especially painful for religious sufferers of the phobia. But did you know that vampires in folklore used to have a weakness to not only crosses and holy water, but also the communion wafer used in the Eucharist?

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Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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