The Vampire Hunter's Guide (Part 4 Vampire Types A-G)


TYPES OF VAMPIRES

There are many different types of vampires in history.  As Dr. Herronomous Grost said in the Movie Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter (a well researched movie in spite of the title) "There are many types of vampires, as many as there are beasts and predators, and all of them feed differently and have different weaknesses"  The game "Vampire, The Masquerade" is rich in possible sources for variety and mannerisms of vampires, but there are a many types of vampires that are not included in that game.  These types are classified by legend, location, and historic differences.  


"Adze",

"Ghana &Togo (Africa)","Normally as a firefly, but if captured will become a human","standard weaknesses,","mostly children, especially handsome ones"," blood, palm oil, and coconut water","created by tribal sorcerers of the Ewe tribe."


"Afrit",

"Arabia","a vampiric spirit","driving a nail in the blood soaked ground where the victim creating it died.  This nail will bind the demon it to the earth","it's killers","blood. life force","this demon is born of the blood of a murder victim.  It rises like a mist or smoke from the blood."


"Algul, Aluga",

"Arabia","a ghoulish being, usually female ","varies","dead babies in the local cemetary","blood and flesh","born or created as djinn (genies) or demons "


"Alien Vampires",

"All over the world","varies","varies","any living thing","blood, flesh, or body essence","These creatures have joined the vampire mythology by the popularity of science fiction movies. The incidence of cattle mutilations is often cited as proof of the true existance of these creatures. In movies, the various creatures are often mysterious and then suddenly deadly.  "


"Allicantzari",

"Greece"," red eyes, sharp fangs, black face, large animal ears"," to keep a child from becoming an allicantzari, you must singe it's feet and toes","its brothers and sisters","blood ","children born between Christmas and January 6th (Epithany) lives most of his life in the netherworld.  The child is allowed back on Earth only in the period between Christmas and Epithany"


"Alp",

"Germany and Italy","male that may appear as a cat, pig, bird,or demon dog.  Some times similar in appearance to the legendary werewolf.  Always wears a hat of some sort. Also has an ""evil eye""","cannot be destroyed, but to stop it : 1)sleep with shoes at the side of bed pointing towards door, 2) steal it'as hat.  It will reward anyone returning it's hat (even if the request is to leave and never return)","haunts women's dreams, drinks blood from nipples of men and children","blood, and milk","the spirit of recently dead man or demon.  Children become Alps when mother uses a ""horsecollar"" to ease the pain of childbirth."


"Andros",

"The island of Andros in the Aegean sea","dead rotted corpse animated by the vampire disease","destroyed by exhumation, chopping to pieces and burning","anything living","blood and flesh","a ""diseased"" being infected by the plague of vampirism"


"Asanbosam",

"Africa, Ghana and Togo","human shaped with Iron teeth and hookshaped legs","legs are misshapen making it only able to move by climbing in trees and swinging.  keeping away from overhanging trees will avoid them.","victims walking under the tree he is in are hooked by his legs and brought up to be it's prey","blood and flesh","born as creatures and raised by elder asanbosam"


"Aswang (aswang manananggal)",

"Phillipines","a beautiful and normal female during the day, but at night it applies an ointment to itself and distorts to a fearsome flying creature.  After feeding it will distort and fatten up appearing to be pregnant.  When it flys it screeches Kikak","garlic under the armpit, sleeping at the edge of the bed, ","children ","blood through a long hollow tongue, flesh, organs, mucus","believed to be either a demon , or a witch that willingly undergoes the change for demonic power."


"Babcock",

"America, (Native American)","thin leathery skeletal beings.","It moves very slowly and makes loud noises when it walks","any hapless victim","eats victims stomach",


"Bajang ",

"Malaysia"," a meowing skunk ","can be trapped and controlled by magik.  Is kept in a ""Tabong"" or bamboo bottle with a stopper made of certain herbs and leaves.  Protection for children may be provided by amulets of protection.","children","blood, milk and eggs","a demon creature often summonned by wizards for use as a familiar.  It is produced from the dead body of a stillborn child."


"Baobhan-sith",

"Scottland","a lovely maiden or fairy dressed in green.",,"wanderers on the Scottish highlands","blood","fiends or fairy folk that have a taste for blood."


"Bebarlangs",

"Phillipines","normal people, but they send out their astral bodies out to steal the life force from their victims.","they are normal humans when not in astral form.  Their bodies can not move when their astral form is away from it.","anyone ","the life force from within the victim.","the Bebarlangs are a tride in the Phillipines that have some of these psychic vampires as members.  Not all tribal members are vampiric."


"Bhut, Bhuta",

"India","tall white and shining people.  They can cause death, severe sickness, or just play cruel practical jokes on their victims.","bhuta cast no shadows, so they can be avoided by laying flat on the ground"," mostly travelers","human waste or intestines","a person that suffered a violent death or was not given proper funeral rites."


"blautsauger",

"Bosnia-Herzegovina","Hairy creatures with huge eyes and no bones.  They transform into rats and wolves.","hawthorne flowers- spreading an abundance of these flowers in the vampire's path (grave to old home) will cause him to stop and slowly and carefully pick each one up.  This delay will cause the vampire to be out past sunrise, destroying it.","they victimize sleeping people.  They transform the people into vampire by feeding the victim soil from the blautsauger's grave.","blood and flesh",


"Brahmaparush",

"India (northern)","usually recognized by it's turban of human intestines. Often seen chewing on a a man's head or drinking from a skull.",,"all humans","uses the victims skull as a bowl to drink blood and eat flesh","non human creature born as a vampiric demon."


"Bruxsa",

"Portugal","a beautiful and normal female during the day, but at night it applies an ointment to itself and distorts to a fearsome flying creature.  After feeding it will distort and fatten up appearing to be pregnant.  ","magik","travellers, children, and her own offspring","blood","a witch that willingly undergoes the change for demonic power."


"Catacano",

"Crete and Rhodes","have constant grins, reveling extermely white teeth. ","to destroy them, you must burn their nails in fire.  Their head must be boiled in vinegar.  They can also be isolated behind a berrier of salt water.","they spit blood on their victims.  The blood causes horrible burns and incapacitates the victim.","flesh and blood",


"Children of Judas",

"Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria","pale skin, red hair,  their bite leaves a scar of ""XXX"" marks","standard","anything that bleeds","blood","these creatures are supposedly descendants of Judas, the betrayer of Christ.  He and all of his descendants were cursed for his act against Christ."


"Chonchon",

"Chile","a huge head that flys around by flapping it's ears",,"any human","blood",


"Churel",

"India","a grotesque female vampire with loose skin and horrid features.  ","cremation, burial facedown, filling grave with stones or thorns, strewing the ground of her original death with mustard seeds.  Prior to her burial small nails should be driven thru her forefingers and thunbs and her big toes should be welded together with iron rings.","relatives first, then all living things","blood","a woman who died while pregnant, or violated "


"Ciatateo",

"Mexico","a witch with white faces, arms and hands, its torn and tattered clothes are painted with the crossbones."," can be deterred by large offerings of food.","travellers and children","blood and flesh","a woman who died while pregnant"


"Dakhanavar",

"Armenia,Mountains of Ultmish Altotem ","not well documented, but possibly looking like the legendary abomidalble snowman","must blood drink from the feet, if feet are hidden then the Dakhanavar, it will not attack.","men in the mountains ","blood","native creature of the mountains"


"Danag",

"Phillipines",,"Standard","humans","blood","unknown, but they cooperated with humans for years until a danag drank the blood of a human after an accident, creating a conflict that has continued."


"Deargh-Dul, Deargh-Due",

"Ireland","human","Piling stones over the grave blocks the creatures ability to exit the grave.","anyone","blood",


"Doppelsauger",

"Germany","a young child corpse","Putting a gold coin in the corpses mouth, blocking the chest area of the corpse from the mouth.  It is destroyed by slicing off the back of the neck with a spade.","relatives.","eats the fleshy parts of it's own breasts and through sypathetic magic steals the life of the victim","a child that has nursed again after being weaned will after death become a doppelsauger.  "


"Drakul",

"Molkavia","animated corpses, but they are always seen carrying their coffins on their heads.","Since they must carry their coffins with them, they are somewhat limited in movement and speed.",,"blood and flesh","these corpses are animated by demons"


"Ekimmu",

"Assyria and Babalon","dead rotted corpse animated by the vampire disease","destruction of it's body","anything that moves","blood and flesh, in some legends it causes misfortune and destruction of the victim's home instead of blood.","people dying under these circumstamces can become Ekimmu: by violent or premature death, with unfullfilled love, during childbearing, starvation, drowning.  May also be created by letting the body lay without being buried.  "


"Empusa",

"Greek","varies, they have no true shape of their own, often just being hideous vaguely human shaped creatures.  The will often appear to their victims as beautiful women or handsome men.",,"travelers","flesh and blood, these creatures enter the victim's body and eat it from the inside out","These creatures are part of the Greek goddess Hecate's hordes."


"Eretica, Eretik",

"Russia","an old woman in rags during the day, ","stakes and fire","anyone","blood and flesh","a woman that sold her soul to the devil during her lifetime and was brought back.  Later became any heretic or non believer in the Christian church."


"Estrie",

"Israel ","normally a vampiric female, but may change shape at will.  Must appear in normal form to fly","if seen in normal form or injured by a person, the creature must eat some of the person's bread with salt or it will become powerless.","mostly children, but men and women are also victims","blood and flesh","etheral beings that took flesh form to live among humans."


"Farkaskoldus",

,"human, until they are being destroyed, then they become werewolves","like any other vampire, except when they are on the verge of destruction they will suddenly become werewolves.  At that time only silver can stop them.","any ","flesh and blood",


"Fen Monster",

"British Isles, Germany","half man, half fiend, this giant creature is covered with a green horny skin like an armored lizard. It's eyes glow with an eerie green light","None, this creature is one of the most indestructable beasts in mythology.  The most famous one, ""Grendal"", was only defeated after days long struggle with the superheroic Beowulf.  ","sleeping men","flesh and blood","These creatures are descended from the most evil beings of the bible.  They are referred to as the ""descendants of Cain"" and have no purpose in life other than to destroy mankind."


"Fleas",

"all over the world","These extremely small creatures are black or dark brown with a hard armor shell covering their body.  They usually swarm over a victim and look like a clumps of black dirt.","due to their small size, individually they are easily removed. ","any warm blooded animal","blood","These insects are of unknown origin, but they were the major cause of the black plague."


"Golem",

"Israel","The Golem is a mixture of clay, mud and herbs that is given a semblance of life by a Quaballah ritual. This creature is always man shaped","The secret to the Golem's existence is the word scratched into its forehead pronounced Ay-meth.  The Hebrew word tmj means ""not Dead"".  To end the life of a golem, simply erase the letter aleph (aaaaj) to get the word tm ""meth"" meaning ""dead"".  Unlike most vampires, the golem is usually after either one or more specific targets.","The Golem takes over the life of the victim after absorbing it's memories and becoming the physical match for the victim,  leaving the victim as a pile of mud and dead leaves","none.","  I give this as a vampire as it is an undead creature that lives to destroy life.  It is totally unstoppable if you do not know it's weakness .    This creature does not have teeth, it uses brute strength to kill its victims.  "


The third type of vampire is the Hebrew vampire, or the GOLEM.  The Golem is a mixture of clay, mud and herbs that is given a semblance of life by a Quaballah ritual.  I give this as a vampire as it is an undead creature that lives to destroy life.  This creature is always man shaped and is totally unstoppable if you do not know his weakness .  The secret to the Golem's existence is the word scratched into its forehead pronounced Ay-meth.  The Hebrew word tmj means "not Dead".  To end the life of a golem, simply erase the letter aleph (aaaaaaaj) to get the word tm "meth" meaning "dead".  Unlike most vampires, the golem is usually after either one or more specific targets.  This creature does not have teeth, it uses brute strength to kill its victims.  Some legends extend the golems powers to taking over the life of the victim after absorbing it's memories and becoming the physical match for the victim,  leaving the victim as an inert pile of mud and dead leaves.  The golem is of course not the same man as the victim and will drastically change his lifestyle to the way it's quaballah creators want him to.


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