Aluka (Aluga)

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The Aluka is also known as the Aluga and Alukah. She is a Mediterranean vampire that is often referred to as the Aluka, which is the word for a leech in ancient Hebrew. The word appeared in the Jewish Bible in Proverbs 30:15, where it was translated as leech.

The Aluga is a blood demon that attached itself to the neck of horses as they drank from streams. Others dwelt in stagnant waters and would cling to the legs of anyone or anything who wandered their way.

They were known for their tenacity to adhere to the skin, and stories say they could only be killed by being decapitated.

For more information about the Aluga, please read Alukha.