Pronunciation: (Moe-RAY-vee-ah)

From the vampire lore of Czechoslovakia, this REVENANT leaves its grave at night and hunts for its nightly blood in the nude. The moravia, as it is known, can be laid permanently to rest if its burial shroud is destroyed.


  • Dundes, Vampire Casebook, 180;
  • Mc Nally, In Search of Dracula, 119;
  • Strange Stories, 432;
  • Varner, Creatures in the Mist, 94


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

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