K'uei, Revenant

(GUAY Rev-a-nint)
According to Chinese lore, this type of k'uei is a vampiric REVENANT that looks like a skeleton with a demonic face. It is created when a person did not achieve enough goodness in life to be deserving of the happiness of an afterlife. An angry and vicious being, it attacks those who commit sins. What is most interesting about this vampire is that it can only move in straight lines; that is to say, it cannot walk in a circle or even climb a spiral staircase.
Source: Adams, Encyclopedia of Religion; Ouellette,
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Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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  • K'uei — I. Kuei (GWA) Variations: K UEI In China, there is a vampiric demon known asa kuei. Horrific in appearance, it possesses and animates the corpse of the recently deceased. It seeks out bodies that did not have proper burial rites said for them or… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • Kuei, Revenant — (GUAY Rev a nint) According to Chinese lore, this type of k uei is a vampiric REVENANT that looks like a skeleton with a demonic face. It is created when a person did not achieve enough goodness in life to be deserving of the happiness of an… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • Kuei — I. Kuei (GWA) Variations: K UEI In China, there is a vampiric demon known asa kuei. Horrific in appearance, it possesses and animates the corpse of the recently deceased. It seeks out bodies that did not have proper burial rites said for them or… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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