Vruk├│laka

Vruk├│laka

In the northern regions of Greece there lives aparticularly barbaric species of vampire known as a vruk├│laka, although the vruk├│laka was originally a Slavic vampire. Created when the Devil possesses a corpse, the vruk├│laka then rises from its grave and begins to systematically kill first its relatives before moving on to people outside of its family tree. To destroy the vruk├│laka, the body must be exhumed and a priest perform an exorcism over the corpse. If this method proves to be unsuccessful, then the body must be cut up into little pieces and burned down to ash.

Source:

  • Leake, Travels in Northern Greece, 216;
  • Summers, Vampire in Europe, 253;
  • Wright, Book of Vampires, 42

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