BRUJA, “the bloodsucking witch of Mexico”

The hahuelpuchi (“witch”) originated in Spain,but it traveled to Mexico during Spain’s occupation. It is a LIVING WITCH who has the ability to shape-shift into different animals. In its new form, it hunts out children to feed on (see VAMPIRIC WITCH).


  • Butts, Witches, 15
  • Just, Conflict Resolution,107
  • Stewart, Witchcraft, 7
  • Thomas, Folk Psychologies,227

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

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