A vampiric spirit from Argentina, the chonchonyi looks like a human with big ears, which it uses to fly to the home of sick people. It sneaks inside their homes and, when no one is looking, drains them dry of their blood.
Source: Carlyon, Guide to the Gods, 58; Rose, Giants, Monsters, and Dragons, 80; Turner, Dictionary of Ancient Beings, 127

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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