Yellow Cat Vampire


The legend of the Yellow cat is about a vampire who can shape shift into a yellow cat.  The true incident where the lore of Yellow Cat originated is still unknown.  Some says that it is a variation of the “Strange Woman” who was mentioned for a number of times in the book of Proverbs (Proverbs 5:3-23, Proverbs 2:16, Prverbs 22:14), and also the old stories about sirens who seduced men.  Today the ballad of the Yellow Cat was a part of the tradition f the Gypsies not as a sign of warning for the travelling men but as a way to raise fund and also as a type of amusement.

Yellow Cat by W.V. Herbert (1906) “ The Yellow Cat on the hilltop stood,With her eyes of glittering grey.She longed for a drink of purple blood,For the noise and joys of the fray.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. The Yellow Cat is a maiden bold,A maiden fair and frail;Her hair has the color of burnished gold;'Twas pressed to her breast in the gale.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. The Yellow Cat can purr and kiss,And sing a wonderful tune.The Yellow Cat can scratch and hissAnd bite and strike in the moon.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. The young man saw the yellow-haired maid,And heard her entrancing wail.She purred and fawned and kissed and badeHim come to her home in the dale.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. She chanted divinely of earthly bliss,And heavenly joys ere longWith a wile and a smile and a lying kissAnd the call and the thrall of her song.And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. They found the young man, white and stark,As the morn dawned in gold and in rose.What are they whispereing? What talking of?-Hark! "'Tis he whom the she-devil chose."And all ye good people, remember that:Beware, if you dare, of the Yellow Cat. "What has felled him, sturdy and good?""What smote him, passing fair?""What is become of his purple blood?""What blanched his nut-brown hair?"Oh all ye good people, just think that:His blood quenched the thirst of the Yellow Cat. ” 

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