Archive for the 'Vampires K-L' Category

Lugat

Area from/nationality: Albanian. Vampire, said to be reasonably harmless, only feeding briefly on its victims, not actually killing them. They abide in shadows and darkness, especially places that never see sunlight, such as inside water wells, old ruins, and caves. They have a frightening visage and are extremely violent. A lugat can fly and ride the winds, and assails his victims in their sleep. He also lures people, especially children, to himself while he is concealed in darkness.

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Loogaroo

Area from nationality: West Indian. Vampire said to go to a “Devil Tree” each night and remove its skin. It then flies off in search of its victims, in the form of a sulfurous ball.

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Lobishomen

Area from nationality: Brazilian. Vampire, that preys mainly on women. It does not actually kill its victims preferring instead to draw small amounts of blood. After its attack, the woman begins to display nymphomaniac tendencies.

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Leanhaum-shee

Area from/nationality: Irish. An Irish fairy mistress, not actually a vampire but engaging in vampiric activities. She used her incredible beauty to lure men to her side and then used her charms to place them under her spell. The victim would then waste away as she slowly drained away his life’s essence through exhaustive love making.

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Langsuir

Area from nationality: Malaysian. Vampire, said always to take the form of a beautiful woman. A woman can become such a creature if she dies in childbirth. She is said to have extremely long nails, dress in green robes and have black hair, which hangs down to her ankles. She generally feeds on the blood of children.

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Lamia

Area from/nationality: Libyan. According to legend Lamia was a Queen of Libya and all of her children were slain by the goddess Hera, and who in revenge still roams the earth feeding on infants. She is also said to entice men into sex and then devours them in a gruesome fashion.

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Kuang-shi

Area from nationality: Chinese. Vampire, caused by the demonic possession of a recently deceased corpse. Said to have a terrifying appearance, as it matures it gains new skills with the older among them rumored to have the ability to fly.

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Kasha

Area from nationality: Japanese. Vampire that feeds by removing corpses from graves or prior to cremation and devouring them.

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