K'uei, Spirit

(GUAYSPEAR-it)
This vampiric spirit from Chinese lore looks like a transparent, dark humanoid with black
HAIR and dark eyes. It is created when a person's P'O does not leave his body because he led a dishonest or sorrow-filled life or committed suicide. Events that can occur after death that can cause some of a person's P'O to be left behind are failure to be given proper funeral rites, letting direct sunlight or moonlight fall across the body, or letting a cat jump across the corpse. If any of these events should occur, this type of k'uei, a vampiric spirit, lives off the evil aura that some people generate.
The k'uei is an agile and intelligent being, and as long as it is left alone, it will not harm anyone—unless someone tries to prevent it from feeding. Should this happen, the k'uei will first resort to using its limited magical ability to curse that person, as it is somewhat cowardly and shies from physical attacks.
K'uei can easily be found on a battlefield because any place that has been touched by the chaos of war will attract them. They are repelled by holy artifacts and will not enter onto holy ground.
Source: Belanger, Sacred Hunger, 122; Hodous, Folkways in China, 78; Latourette, The Chinese, 163

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kuei, Spirit — (GUAYSPEAR it) This vampiric spirit from Chinese lore looks like a transparent, dark humanoid with black HAIR and dark eyes. It is created when a person s P O does not leave his body because he led a dishonest or sorrow filled life or committed… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …   Universalium

  • Cosworth — Type Private company Industry Automotive, Defence, Sports, Energy Generation Founded London, 1958 Founder(s) …   Wikipedia

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

  • China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …   Universalium

  • Kuomintang — KMT redirects here. For other uses, see KMT (disambiguation). Kuomintang of China 中國國民黨 …   Wikipedia

  • Feng shui — Chinese pic=Fengshui Compass.jpg picsize=250px picc Luopan Compass t= s= kanji= hiragana=ふうすい revhep=fūsui kunrei=hûsui p=fēngshuǐ hanja= hangul= rr=pungsu mr=p ungsu vie=Phong thủy tgl=pungsoy tha=ฮวงจุ้ย ( Huang Jui ) j= fung1 seoi2… …   Wikipedia

  • Xiao'erjing — Ein Chinesisch Arabisches Wörterbuch mit Xiaoerjing (das heißt Chinesisch in zwei Schriften) von Li Dianjun (Zhong A shuangjie zidian, Shanghai 1955). Das Chinesische wird in diesem Beispiel von rechts nach links gelesen. Xiao erjing oder Xiao… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cosworth — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Logo de Cosworth. Un Fo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Military of Costa Rica — On December 1, 1948, President José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after victory in the civil war in that year.[1] In a ceremony in the Cuartel Bellavista, Figueres broke a wall with a mallet symbolizing the… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.