Alytos

(Al-ly-TOSS)
This particular word was used to refer to a vampire from ancient Greece, because the word alytos translates to mean "undissolved," aptly describing the amazingly well-preserved state of the vampire's body (see GREEK VAMPIRES).
Source: Bunson, Vampire Encyclopedia, 5; Hartnup, On the Beliefs of the Greeks, 174; Smith, The Great Island, 1 49­50

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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