The Pelesit is a Malaysian vampire that accompanies the Polong in its travels. Some stories claim that it appears as a house cricket. It has a razor sharp tail that it uses to burrow into a victim, making a sound when the hole is big enough for the Polong to enter it. In order to create a Pelesit, one would […]
The Polong is said to be a small female creature that’s about an inch tall. The creature could be attracted by gathering the blood of a murder victim in a bottle during the 17-day ritual. One would wait for the sound of young birds chirping, which was a sign that the Polong had taken residence in the […]
The Penanggalan is a Malaysian vampire that according to tradition originated with a woman in the midst of performing dudok bertapa, a penance ceremony. The woman was sitting in a large wooden vat used for holding the vinegar derived from the sap of the palm tree. In the midst of her ceremony, a man found her and […]
The Gayal was a vampire creature of Indian legends. It was a spirit that was usually created due to the death of a man who did not have proper burial rites. When he returns from the dead as a Gayal, the vampire seeks revenge on its own relatives and the sons of others. The threat and […]
The Langsuyar, or Langsuir, is the most popular vampire of Malaysia. The vamprie creature was described as being a beautiful woman who reacted strongly to the loss of her stillborn baby. She flew into the trees and became a demon of the night, attacking and sucking the blood of children. Langsuyars would often lead a […]
The Danag is a vampire from the Philippines. It is an ancient vampire that is responsible for having planted the taro on the island. Teh Danag vampire worked with humans for many years, but when a woman cut her finger and a Danag sucked her wound and drained her body of its blood, the partnership ended.
The Chordewa is a vampire creature of Oraon, a tribe of Bengal. Thie Chordewa is a witch that can turn her soul into a black vampire cat. When in the form of cat, the Chordewa snuck into the homes of sick or dying people, eat all their food, and lick their lips. Once the vampire cat licked the […]
The Bebarlang is a vampire of the Philippines. It is said that there is a tribe whose members practice a form of psychic vampirism. The members sent out their astral bodies and feed on the life forces of others.
The Bajang is a vampire creature of Malaysia. The vampire creature is assumed to be a male that appears like a cat, such as a pole cat or a weasel. There are different ways to create a Bajang. According to some stories, the Bajang came from the body of a stillborn child, In others, it’s said […]
The Arab world stresses through parts of Western Asia and North Africa. The Algul is a vampire from the Arabic culture who inhabited cemeteries. Algul translates to horse leech or bloodsucking jinn. The Algul is generally a female demon that feasted on dead bodies. Some stories say that the female vampire demon arranges orgies on […]