Transylvania Folk Lore

Despite popular belief, Transylvania in fact was a country and not a fictional place. Bram Stroker in his most famous work Dracula, used this area as the backdrop and setting, earning this country now situated in the middle of Romania, a reputation for being a land full of mystery and dark horror.

In reality, it’s referred to as “The Land Beyond The Forest.” Perhaps due to its long distance away from the city, and to go through the forest, people began to fear what lies beyond, hence the folk lore attributed to that area. Although, I am not sure where Richard O’Brien from Rocky Horror picture show got the idea of a Transexual Transylvanian.