Is what I ask possible; can a heart be strong enough to survive the grave? Throughout history we have read of such things. Starting with the Wandering Jew. Legend tell us that this man taunted Christ on his way to the Crucifixion. When Christ stopped to rest, it is said the man struck him and said, “Go quicker, Christ, go quicker.”
Christ cursed him with the words.
“I shall stop and rest, but thou shall go on till the last day”.
A dreadful curse indeed. Word of this man’s wandering have been recorded over the centuries from 1228, 1252, 1839 and right up to 1886.
Then we have the Count Saint-Germain, who first appears in the 1600s. Many say his origin’s date back further, to the time of Christ. Notice the link with the Wandering Jew?
Legend says the Count always appears to be in his mid forties. He is said to be a great alchemist and can change metals into gold. He speaks over 12 languages and was seen throughout the ages in the courts from Persia to France. His was last seen in the 1970 and is said to live in seclusion in Transylvania.
This takes us to Vlad Tepes, our infamous Dracula. There’s no need to tell you about this legend, as his image had frightened children from as far back as I can remember. Most of the books written about Vlad, were written by his enemies. The tales of his atrocities are well documented, but one had to wonder at what happened to turn this well-loved boy into one of histories most terrible killers. I know the truth, but I’m not going to tell you; not yet.