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The Mapuche people of Southern Chile have a shape-sifting vampire-like creature known as the Piuchen, Peuchen, Pihuchen, Pihuychen, Pihuichen, Piguchen, or Piwuchen. The Piuchen is a feared flying creature that can take on many different forms. In most stories, the creature is¬†described as a shape-shifter, but for the most part, they are serpentine or serpent-tailed. […]

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