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Chedipe

The word ‘Chedipe’ literally means prostitute. The Chedipe is a very interesting vampire creature of India. She was a type of sorceress in the Godavari area. The Chedipe was pictured riding a tiger through the night. Stories said that the Chedipe was a sort of seductress who brings impurity into the home. At night, she would enter a […]

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Pisachas

The Pisachas was often mentioned with the Rakshasas. It was a lower scale of beings who were described with a hideous appearance. Pisachas were flesh-eating ghouls where were the source of malignant disease. The Pisachas was often described as the products of anger of the diety Brahma. After creating gods, demons, ancesters, and human-kind, Brahma became afflicted with hunger. When […]

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Rakshasas

The most well known vampire from India is the Rakshasas, which was generally described as ogres and demons who lived in cemeteries and wandered around at night. The Rakshasas were known to slay infants, as well as seeking out pregnant females. They were infamous for distrubing the affairs of people by disrupting the rituals, interrupting devotions, desecrating […]

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Nora

The nora was an invisible being described by those to whom he appeared to as being small, humanoid, and bald. This Hungarian vampire creature ran on all fours. It is said that the nora vampire jumped on his victims and sucked on their breasts. Victims were those who were considered immoral and irreverent. As a […]

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Liderc

The liderc is a vampirelike creature in Hungarian folk lore. The liderc was an incubus/succubus figure that took in a number of shapes. It could appear as a woman, man, animal, or a shining light. The liderc did not have the power of transformation, but it was believed that it existed in all its shapes […]

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Highgate Vampire

The Highgate section of the Cemetery of St. James in London which was consecrated by the bishop of London in 1839, four days before Queen Victoria’s 20th birthday. The Highgate section had vampire rumors and stories during 1967 to 1983. The reports began with a phantom-like creature that was seen in the cemetery during the evening […]

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Mulo

Mulo, which literally means “one who is dead,” is a Gypsy vampire. Gypsies believed that death was unnatural, hence any death was an affront and viewed as being caused by evil forces attacking the individual. Thus, anyone who died may become a vampire, especially if the death was caused by a suicide or an accident. […]

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