Canchus

(Can-CHUS)
Variations: PUMAPMICUC, Rumapmicuc
In ancient Peru there existed a class of devil-worshipers called canchus. They believed that by drinking the blood of children, they would retain their youth and bolster their own life-energy (see ENERGY VAMPIRE). Oftentimes, they would sacrifice the children to the devils that they worshiped.
Source: Florescu, Dracula: ABiography, 164; Hickey, Sex Crimes and Paraphilia, 123; Mc Nally, In Search of Dracula, 117; Trumbull, Blood Covenant, 115

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  • Pumapmicuc — (Poo ma MIC coo) Variations: CANCHUS, Rumapmicuc In ancient Peruvian lore, there was a sect of vampiric devil worshipers called pumapmicuc. They slipped into a home, found a sleeping child, and drank some of its blood, taking with them some of… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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