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The Neuntoter is a vampire from the northern regions of Germany. It is considered to be a carrier of plagues and pestilence. The Neuntoter is traditionally only seen during times of an epidemic.

Those who are born with teeth or a silver spoon in one’s mouth will become a Neuntoter. It’s also said that children who die have higher odds of becoming a Neuntoter.

Neuntoters are afraid of lemons, so placing lemons and lemon juice around the home can better protect oneself and family against the vampire. Placing a lemon in the mouth a dead person who is likely to become a Neuntoter can, also, protect the village from the vampire creature.