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The Hunderprest Of Melrose Abbey

The Hunderprest Of Melrose Abbey

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 The “Hunderprest” was a nickname given to an 11th-century priest of Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders. He was given the nickname because of his favorite pastime: hunting on horseback with a pack of hunting dogs. (“Hunderprest” means “dog priest.”)

The story of the vampire of Melrose Abbey is based sometime around the year 1138. In life, the Hunderprest was a bit of a bad man, so when he died, he returned as a revenant. He was forced to drink the blood of innocents and change into a bat. It's said that the monks of the abbey, displaying some impressive turn-the-other-cheekery, were content to let him run around being all undead and stuff—until he began to bother his mistress for sex.

Eventually, the frightened monks and priests banded together in order to bring him down. They laid out a watch at the Hunderprest's grave where he rose at nightfall. The monks, showing a rather un-monkish capacity for kicking butt, took him down with a well-timed blow to the head from an axe. They cremated the vampire's body and spread his ashes, ending his reign of terror. But some legends say that he still haunts the area.
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