In the lore of the Balkan Gypsies, a lampijerovic ("little vampire") is the child of a human woman and a type of vampire known as a MULLO. Born a natural enemy to vampires, this fated hunter can see a vampire for what it is, even if the vampire is invisible. Sometimes this is an innate ability of the person; other times he must first perform a ritual to temporarily gain the ability.
Other vampire hunters that are similar to thelampijerovic are the DHAMPIRE, DJADADJII, KRSNIK, STREGONI BENEFICI, VAMPIJEROVIC, and the VAMPIRDZHIA.
Source: Bunson, Vampire Encyclopedia, 169; Indiana University, Journal of Slavic Linguistics, 66; Masters, Natural History of the Vampire, 143

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