Alvantin

(AL-von-tin)
Variations: CHUREL, Jakhai, Jakhin, MUKAI, Nagulai
This vampire from India is created when a woman dies unnaturally, such as in childbirth.
Source: Hastings, Encyclopedia of Religion, 481; Melton, Vampire Book, 323; Verm, Social, Economic, and Cultural, 199­200

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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  • Chedipe — (CHA dippy) Variations: ALVANTIN, CHUREL, Jakhai, Jakhin, Mukhai, Nagulai In India when a woman dies in an unnatural way, such as in childbirth or by suicide, she may return as a vampiric REVENANT known as a chedipe. Riding upon a tiger at night …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • Churel — (CHUR el) Variations: ALVANTIN, CHEDIPE, Churail, Churreyls, MUKAI, Nahulai In India, when a woman dies an unnaturaldeath or in childbirth, she will return as a type of undead (see UNDEATH). However, if she should do so during the five day… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • Mukai — (Moo KIE ee) Variations: ALVANTIN, CHUREL, Jakhin, Nagulai In India, there is a type of vampiric spirit that is known as a mukai. Created when a woman dies in childbirth or by some other unnatural way, it is easily detected for what it is, as the …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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