The Vampiri, the Macedonian variant of the vampire, is a dead soul unable to transition to the next realm because of unfulfilled obligations. Unfortunately having transformed into Vampiri, many forget the original goal that keeps them tied to Earth. They are doomed to wander Earth until they either fulfill their vowed obligations or are sent to the next realm via magical or shamanic rituals.
Vampiri rise after dark, congregating in the cemetery where they dance and socialize with other Vampiri. They tend to return home to their families, whom they usually do not harm (unless that was their original unfulfilled goal). They will drink blood from family livestock and other people’s livestock, too.
Although they’re dead, male Vampiri can father children. Vampiri tend to return to the women to whom they were married in life—their unfulfilled obligation may be fathering achild so as to continue a family name or lineage—but they may start fresh, new relationships, too. When the child of a Vampiri matures, it may manifest extraordinary shamanic skills, including profound exorcism talents. Many are extremely gifted at recognizing Demons in disguise.
Vampiri take corporeal form. They are exceptional shape-shifters, transforming instantly from human to animal forms. A favoured manifestation includes a four-eyed dog.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.