Variations: Preay (“vampire”)
A Demonic vampire from the mythology of Cambodia, the arakh takes possession of a person and causes them to kill themselves. Only by performing a successful exorcism can the possessed person be saved.
- Bitard, Le Monde du Sorcier, 30910, 321;
- Smith, Assyria from the Earliest Times, 8;
- Southern Illinois University, Southeast Asia, vol. 1, 338