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