- (Ha-hool-POO-chee)Variations: BRUJA, "the bloodsucking witch of Mexico"The hahuelpuchi ("witch") originated in Spain,but it traveled to Mexico during Spain's occupation. It is a LIVING WITCH who has the ability to shape-shift into different animals. In its new form, it hunts out children to feed on (see VAMPIRIC WITCH).Source: Butts, Witches, 15; Just, Conflict Resolution,107; Stewart, Witchcraft, 7; Thomas, Folk Psychologies,227
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