Pronunciation: HANT-P AR

Variations: Han Parl, Hantu Pari, HANTU PENYARDIN

In Indian lore the hantpare is a vampiric spirit that attacks people from the safety of its home on the astral plane (see ASTRAL VAMPIRE). Described as looking like a three-foot-long leech, it reaches into our dimension and, invisibly, attaches itself to an open wound on a person, draining away his blood.


  • Berdoe, Origin and Growth, 12;
  • Leatherdale, Dracula: The Novel, 17;
  • Mc Hugh, Hantu Hantu, 124;
  • Skeat, Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula, 234

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