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Estrie

Area from/nationality: Hebrew. A spirit, always female and invariably assuming the shape of a vampire. The Estrie is considered to be an incorporeal spirit of evil that has taken the form of flesh and blood, and lives among humanity to satisfy its need for blood. Its favorite prey is said to be children, although no one is considered safe when it needs to feed.

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Eretica

Area from nationality: Russian. Vampire, usually considered to be a heretic who has returned from the dead. It was in general said to be a woman who sold her soul in life and then returns in the form of a ragged old woman. At nightfall a group of Ereticy would gather in ravines and perform a form of sabbat. Said to be active only in spring and autumn, it was believed that seeing the eyes of such a creature would result in a slow withering death.

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Empusas

Area from/nationality: Greece. A vampiric creature from Greek mythology, usually said to be in attendance to the goddess Hecate. They are described as demons, which can from time to time take human form. There most common incarnation seems to have been in the form of a Phoenician woman.

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Ekimmu

Area from/nationality: Ancient Assyria and Babylonia. One of the most feared of ancient vampires, found among the Assyrians and Babylonians. It is said to be a departed spirit, the soul of a dead person unable to find peace. The creature wondered over the earth waiting to attack. There were many ways in which a person could become an Ekimmu, among these were violent/premature death, unfulfilled love and improper burial.

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