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Mulo

Mulo, which literally means “one who is dead,” is a Gypsy vampire. Gypsies believed that death was unnatural, hence any death was an affront and viewed as being caused by evil forces attacking the individual. Thus, anyone who died may become a vampire, especially if the death was caused by a suicide or an accident. […]

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Sara

Sara, or the Black Virgin, is a figure that Gypsies derived from Kali, the bloodthirsty goddess in Indian mythology. Gypsies believed that the three Marys from the New Testament went to France and baptised a Gypsy named Sara. The hold a ceremony on May 24th in the French village where this was thought to have occurred. […]

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Brahmaparusha

The Brahmaparusha originated from northern Indian folklore. Gypsies took stories of the vampire as they journeyed West. The vampire creature was generally pictured with a head encircled by intestines and a skull filled with blood from which it drank. When the Brahmaparusha attacked a new victim, it would pour the blood out of the victim’s […]

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Bhuta

The Bhuta originated in western Indian folklore, but since India is the land of origin for Gypsies, the Bhuta was found in Gypsy folklore, as well. The vampire was believed to be the soul of a man who died in an untimely fashion, such as accident or suicide. The Bhuta wandered around at night, and it […]

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