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The Civatateo is a Mexican vampire witch who once attended Sabbaths at crossroads. The creature was bound to Tezcatlipoca and Tlazolteotl, Aztec Gods.  They were believed to attack young children, mate with human men, and give birth to children born as vampires.

The belief is that the Civatateo was a noblewoman who died during childbirth. She returned from the grave, stalked travelers, and haunted temples.

The Civatateo vampire appeared shrivelled and pale. Their faces were very white and their hands and arms were covered in ticit (a type of white chalk). The creature wore tattered dresses decorated with crossbones.

In order to prevent an attack, food could be placed on shrines built at crossroads.