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Manananggal

Posted by Shirley Ewing on Saturday, January 15, 2011, In : Vampire Classifications 

A manananggal is described as being an older, beautiful woman, capable of severing its upper torso using black magic in order to fly into the night with huge bat-like wings to prey on unsuspecting pregnant women in their homes; using an elongated proboscis-like tongue, it sucks the hearts of fetuses or blood of an unsuspecting, sleeping victim.

Another cause where one becomes a Penanggal in Malaysian folklore is due the result of a powerful curse or the actions of a demonic force although t...


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Tlahuelpuchi

Posted by Shirley Ewing on Saturday, January 15, 2011, In : Vampire Classifications 
Tlahuelpuchi

Blood Drinking Sorceresses of Mexico

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In rural Tlaxcala, Mexico the vampire witches known as tlahuelpuchi are much feared.  At least a hundred legends about tlahuelpuchi exist.  The tlahuelpuchi was a person believed to possess magical powers, including the power to transform themselves into one of several animals and in that form attack and suck the blood of humans.  They can be of either gender, but usually are females, who are considered to be the more bloodt...


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Lamatsu

Posted by Shirley Ewing on Saturday, January 15, 2011, In : Vampire Classifications 
Fertile Crescent
myth series
Mark of the Palm
Mesopotamian
Levantine
Arabian
Mesopotamia
Primordial beings
7 gods who decree
The great gods
Demigods & heroes
Tales from Babylon
Spirits & Monsters

Good beings:
Humbaba · Kingu
Kishar · Mamitu
Siris · Zu
Evil beings:
Asag · Edimmu
Hanbi · Kur
Lamashtu · Namtar
Pazuzu · Rabisu
Resheph

 
 
 

In Mesopotamian mythology, Lamashtu (AkkadiandLa-maš-tu; SumerianDimme dDim3-me) was a female demon, monster, m...


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