Lüdérc

(Lu-DER-ric)
Variations: LIDÉRC, Ludverc
In Hungry, there is a vampire called a lüdércthat looks like a shooting star in the night sky. Specializing in preying on people whose spouses have just died, it enters into the home of the bereaved and shape-shifts into the deceased. Then, it seduces the grieving spouse and engages in sex, draining him of his blood much like an INCUBUS or SUCCUBUS.
Source: Dégh, Legend and Belief, 103; Dundes, Vampire Casebook, 94; International Society, Folk Narrative and Cultural Identity, 305; Pócs, Between the Living and the Dead, 48­49

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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  • Lidérc — A Liderc, or Lidérc, is a unique supernatural being of Hungarian folklore. It has three known varieties, which often borrow traits from one another.The first, more traditional form of the Lidérc is as a miracle chicken, csodacsirke in Hungarian,… …   Wikipedia

  • Lidérc — (LIED ric) Variations: LÜDÉRC In Hungary there is a vampiric creature that is very similar to the INCUBUS and SUCCUBUS in that it drains off the blood and life energies of a person through sexual intercourse. Called a lidérc, it is created in the …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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