Ermenki

(Er-MIN-key)
A vampiric spirit from Bulgaria, the ermenki feeds exclusively on young or new mothers and their babies.
Source: Georgieva, Bulgarian Mythology, 102­3; Mac Dermott, Bulgarian Folk Customs, 81

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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  • Lihousnitsi — (Lay how SNIT see) In Bulgaria there is a vampiric spirit called a lihousnitsi that, like the ERMENKI, preys on young mothers and their children. Source: Georgieva, Bulgarian Mythology, 102 …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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