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Nelapsi

The Nelapsi is a vampire from the Slovak region of Central Europe. It is a vampire known to cause serious harm to the living. The Nelapsi is said to be able to massacre an entire village in one visit, and kill with a single glance.

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Nachzeher

The Kashubes of a West Slavic ethnic group of people in Pomerelia, north-central Poland. The Kashubes believed in the Nachzeher, which is a vampire creature that had the ability to kill its relatives by using psychic powers. It is thought that people born with cauls or teeth were most likely to become a vampire. The Nachzeher would devour […]

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Muroni

The Muroni is a Romanian vampire from the Wallachia region. It is said to have the ability to change into a variety of shapes and animal forms, and while in one of these forms, the vampire can kill easily, leaving misleading signs of an attack. It is said that the Muroni is merely a vampire […]

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Moroii

The Moroii is a living vampire in Romanian folklore. Some stories refer to the creature as a vampire ghost. The vampire can be male or female. The female Moroi is called a moroaica. Some stories associated the creature with strigoi or werewolves. In modern myths, the creature is said to be the live-born offspring of two strigoi […]

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Mormo

Mormo is a Greek vampire that is said to be the servant of Hecate. She is considered to be a terrible denizen of the underworld. Mormo was a spirit who tended to attack children. Nurses told stories of Mormo in attempts to keep the children in check.

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Masan and Masani

Indian lore has many vampires to include Masan and Masani. Mason is the male vampire, who is said to be the ghost of a child, and Masani is a female vampire, who is said to be the spirit of burial grounds. Masan prefers feeding on and tormenting children. Some stories say that the vampire is able to […]

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Mara

Mara is a Slavic vampire that is also known to the Kashube people of Canada. Some believe that Mara is related to Mare, who is found in German vampire folklore. She is said to the the spirit of an unbaptised dead girl who visits people at night, crushing and oppressing her victims to death. In Slavic […]

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Lugat

The Lugat is a vampire from Albania; sometimes it may be refered to as the Kukuthi. This vampire grows stronger with time, until about 30 years, when it reaches its full stage. At this point, in its life, the Lugat no longer has to return to the grave during the day, and can live in a home. […]

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Lobishomen

The Lobishomen is a vampire from Brazilian folklore. This vampire preys mostly on women. The vampire does not actually kill its victims, but it draws small amounts of blood from the victims. After the attack, the woman would begin to show nymphomaniac tendencies. It’s said that the creature was created by witchcraft or from parents […]

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Leanhaum-shee

The Leanhaum-shee is an Irish vampire fairy that engaged in vampiric activities. She would use her beauty to lure men to her; then she would use her charm to place the men under her spell. The victim would waste away, as the Leanhaum-shee drained away her victim’s life’s essence through exhaustive love making.

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