Liquichiri

(Lay-GUEE-chi-ree)
In Peru there is a vampiric spirit that feeds off the body fat and blood of sleeping people called a liquichiri ("vampire"). It has the ability to shape-shift into a variety of different animals, which it uses in order to slip into homes silently and unseen. Vampires that are similar to the liquichiri are the KHARISIRI, LIK'ICHIRI, ÑAKAQ and the PISHTACO.
Source: Tierney, Highest Altar, 235, 291, 300, 316,
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Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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  • Lik'ichiri — (LICK cherry) In the Andes Mountains, the Aymara, Quechua, and other native peoples in the region speak of the lik ichiri ( fat stealer ). Originally, the lik ichiri was a vampiric spirit that harassed people but, as was recorded in 1550 by the… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • Likichiri — (LICK cherry) In the Andes Mountains, the Aymara, Quechua, and other native peoples in the region speak of the lik ichiri ( fat stealer ). Originally, the lik ichiri was a vampiric spirit that harassed people but, as was recorded in 1550 by the… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • Pishtaco — (Fish TACO) Variations: Phistako Originally an Andean legend, it is now a Peruvian nursery bogey that represents the dark side of the cultural Latino male persona. A vampiric demon, the pishtaco looks like a tall white man wearing a long white… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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