Vampire-Like Spirits Around Europe

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The German Alp is a vampire-like spirit found in many German stories. It’s commonly associated with the Incubus and boogey man. There are many different names for the Alp, as well as a few different types of Alps the European countries.

  • Aitvar: Lithuanian Alp with very big hands and feet
  • Alfemoe: Icelandic type of Alp
  • Apsaras: Indian creature that is like an Alp but also similar to an Elf
  • Bockshexe: German Alp that takes the shape of a goat
  • Bocksmarte: German type of Alp
  • Dockelle: German Alp-like creature that takes the shape of a cat that sucks blood
  • Dockeli, Dockje, Doggi, Druckerle, Druckermannchen, Druckmannchen: Other German names for Alp
  • Doggele: Elsass and Switzerland name for Mahr or Alp
  • Drud, Drutt: German and Austrian for Alp
  • Drude: Austrian and Bavarian name for Alp
  • Elbe: Another German name for Alp
  • Habergeiss: Styrian type of Alp that can take the shape of various animals
  • Inuus: Ancient Roman name for Alp
  • Leeton: Latvian Alp like creature that also rides horses to their death
  • Letzekappel, Letzel: Other German names for Alp
  • Lork: German Alp like creature that can have the shape of a frog
  • Mahr: Another German name for Alp
  • Mahrt: Pommeranian name for Mahr or Alp
  • Mahrte: North German name for Mahr or Alp
  • Mar, Mare: Other German names for Mahr or Alp
  • Mart: North German name for Mahr or Alp
  • Moor: Another German name for Mahr or Alp
  • Mora: Polish name for Alp
  • Morous: Bohemian name for Mahr or Alp
  • Mura: Slavic name for Mahr or Alp
  • Murawa: Another name for Alp (wendisch)
  • Murraue: Pommeranian name for Mahr or Alp
  • Nachtfauli: Switzerland female type of Alp
  • Nachtmahr, Nachtmahrt, Nachtmannle: Other German names for Alp
  • Nachmannlein: German male type of Alp
  • Nachtmare: North German name for Mahr or Alp
  • Nachtschwalbe: Styrian type of Alp that can take the shape of various animals
  • Nagtmerrie: Dutch name for Mahr or Alp
  • Nattemare: Denmark another name for Mahr or Alp
  • Ratzel, Rettele: Other German names for Alp
  • Rittmeije: Baltrum another name for Alp
  • Ritzel: Germany and Switzerland; another name for Alp
  • Schrat: Another German name for Mahr or Alp
  • Schrattele: Germany Alp-like creature in the shape of a cat that sucks blood
  • Schratteli: Swiss name for an Alp-like being
  • Schrattl: Austrian name for an Alp-like being
  • Schrattlig, Schratzel, Schratzmannel, Schreckle Schrecksel: Germany, Switzerland; Other names for Alp
  • Schrettele, Schretzlein: Other German names for Mahr or Alp
  • Stempe: Austrian name for an Alp
  • Stradel: Germany, Switzerland; Another name for Alp
  • Toggeli, Trempe, Trud: Other German names for Alp
  • Trude: Another German name for female type of Alp
  • Truder, Truderer, Trudner: Other German names for male type of Alp
  • Trut: Another German name for Mahr or Alp
  • Trute, Trutt, Trutte: Other German names for a female type of Alp
  • Walriderske: Oldenburg; Deadly type of Alp