The Kimbundu people of Angola believe in a fast and agile vampiric demon named kishi. In its true form it has two heads or appears as a hyena with large teeth and powerful jaws. It can shape-shift into a man or a skull. In its human guise it will take a wife and impregnate her as quickly as possible. After she gives birth to its child, the kishi will kill her. It will then raise the two-headed monstrosity (one of a man and the other of a hyena) in its home under the sea, where the child will become a flesh-eater like its father.
Source: Chatelain, Folk-Tales of Angola, 57, 85, 97; Mack, Field Guide to Demons, 70 ­71; Stookey, The-matic Guide, 138

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