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Hanh Saburo

The Hanh Saburo is a vampire from India. The vampire dwells in the forest, deep in the woods, surrounded by thick vegetation. They had the ability to control dogs and wolves. The Hanh Saburo is a vampire that lures travelers into the forest to attack. Often the vampire was invisible, but sometimes it was seen […]

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Gayal

The Gayal was a vampire creature of Indian legends. It was a spirit that was usually created due to the death of a man who did not have proper burial rites. When he returns from the dead as a Gayal, the vampire seeks revenge on its own relatives and the sons of others. The threat and […]

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Chedipe

The word ‘Chedipe’ literally means prostitute. The Chedipe is a very interesting vampire creature of India. She was a type of sorceress in the Godavari area. The Chedipe was pictured riding a tiger through the night. Stories said that the Chedipe was a sort of seductress who brings impurity into the home. At night, she would enter a […]

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Pisachas

The Pisachas was often mentioned with the Rakshasas. It was a lower scale of beings who were described with a hideous appearance. Pisachas were flesh-eating ghouls where were the source of malignant disease. The Pisachas was often described as the products of anger of the diety Brahma. After creating gods, demons, ancesters, and human-kind, Brahma became afflicted with hunger. When […]

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Rakshasas

The most well known vampire from India is the Rakshasas, which was generally described as ogres and demons who lived in cemeteries and wandered around at night. The Rakshasas were known to slay infants, as well as seeking out pregnant females. They were infamous for distrubing the affairs of people by disrupting the rituals, interrupting devotions, desecrating […]

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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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