Source from Atlas of Cursed Places – Nat Geo
I am almost 100% sure that everyone who reads this will know who Vlad the Impaler is. Even if you don’t know who Vlad is, you will certainly have heard of one of the most famous mythical characters, based after him.
Vlad the Impaler died (by decapitation). However, hundreds (roughly 600) of years later and after many years of many “curses”. It seems to be the people of Romania have developed, through genetics, to feel not as terrified as say other countries do.
#Itsinourblood – A popular hashtag in Romania.
Curses and Good Luck are strongly believed in the Romania culture. They do believe that after Vlad’s death, he put a curse on Romania. The Witches of Romania have been influential in the business of politics within Romania.
Photographer explores rituals and traditions of Romania’s modern witches
If you understand how DNA works. One part of DNA they believe can be put down to Hereditary factors. Which means, even though the plagues and floods and national tragedies happened in Romania, happened after Vlad. It is in Romania’s metaphorical “DNA” to deal with tragedies and disasters, in a much more calm matter. They’re much less fearful.
Romania is known as one of the most flood-prone countries in Europe. Floods killed 1,000 people in 1926; 215 people in 1970; 60 people in 1975; 108 people in 1991; and 33 people in 1995; 76 people in 2005; 21 in 2010. – Spark (elearning).
So even though, they do live near a river, and the floods. Basically every tragedy can be explained.
When Vlad was killed, he reportedly put a curse on Romania. Basarab Laiotă, who tried to defend his throne against Vlad with Ottoman support. Vlad despised and hated the Ottoman Empire. Vlad and his younger brother, Radu, were held as hostages in the Ottoman Empire in 1442 to secure their father’s loyalty.
Vlad is a hero the Romania people, and they fear him and still believe that he had cursed the lands…to this day!