In India the word kravyad ("flesh eater") refersto anything that consumes flesh, including ani-mals, cannibals, and funeral pyres. There is also a type of vampiric sprit that is called kravyad because it feeds off human flesh. It is a hideously ugly thing with teeth made of iron.
Source: Dowson, Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology, 160; Macdonell, Vedic Mythology, 164; Roy, The Later Vedic Economy, 223­34; Singh, Vedic Mythol-ogy, 117

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