Variations: Gienfärd
A REVENANT from Denmark, a gienganger is the vampiric spirit of a person who was laid to rest but is not at peace. It returns to its family to haunt them, feeding off their fear (see ENERGY VAMPIRE).
Source: Gaster, Thespis, 334; Grimm, Teutonic Mythology, 915; Palgrave, Collected Historical Works, 1 93; The Quarterly Review, vol. 29, 460­74

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