Aufhocker

Aufhocker

Pronunciaton :

(O FF-hocker)

Plural:

Aufhöcker

From Germany comes the tale of a huge and black vampiric dog (see German Vampires). It singles out those who travel alone at night, typically attacking them at a crossroads. Standing on its hind legs, it rips out the throat of its victim.

Sources:

  • Grimm, German Legends, 342, 359;
  • Petzoldt, Demons, 23;
  • Rose, Giants, Monsters, and Dragons, 30;
  • Wurmser, Jealousy and Envy, 94

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SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology Written by Theresa Bane ©2010 Theresa Bane. All rights reserved

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