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Earlier this fall, a Twitter user posted a map of Europe, broken down by whether vampires, werewolves, or both were the prominent monster in each country. The author claimed to have done significant research (and I have no reason to doubt them!) but did not lay out their criteria or methodology, leading to some skepticism. Ireland, the home of both Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker, was primarily werewolf? Italy, the last place in Europe to cease paying wolf bounties (in 1950; they are now a protected species), was primarily vampire? I am sure these are accurate based on the map maker’s criteria, but again, I have no idea what that was.