|Put coins on the corpse's eyelids. This
acts as payment before the soul could travel to the world of the dead.
the corpse's mouth or coffin with garlic.
Bury the corpse facedown. If the corpse tried to dig itself out, it would just
dig itself deeper into the ground.
Bury the corpse at a crossword. Crossroad were always considered unholy, thus a
vampire buried in unhallowed grounds would be trapped forever.
Watch over the corpse until it's buried. This would prevent animals from
jumping over or moonlighting falling on the corpse. Two things that were seen as cause of
Stake the ground above the corpse. If the corpse was to become a vampire, it
would impale itself when it try to escape.
Bind the corpse's hands and feet. Prevented the vampire from escaping the
Place a headstone over the grave. Headstones were originally used not as a
remembrance, but as a weight to prevent a vampire from escaping the grave.
Fill the coffin with seeds. A vampire would have to count every seed before
attempting to escaping the grave.
Tie the corpse with hundreds of tiny knots. Similar to the seeds, vampires are
require to untie every knot put before them.
Decapitate the corpse. By burying the head in a separate grave, the vampire
would be forced to find its head before going to feed.
Stake the corpse. Why wait???
Bury the corpse with food. A well-feed vampire would have no need to feed on
Place a crucifix or an eucharistic wafer within the coffin.