Variation: Masand
The masan is a vampiric spirit from India, created when a child from a low caste, who was a bully in life, dies. An oppressor in life, the masan now delights in tormenting and killing children, slowly draining away their life as it turns their bodies horrid shades of GREEN, red, and yellow (see ENERGY VAMPIRE); any child who walks through its shadow will die immediately.
The masan is attracted to households that use water to put out cooking fires or to people who pinch out candle flames with their fingers and then wipe the grease on their clothes. If a woman allows her gown to drag along the ground, the masan will follow her home. The only way to save the life of a child who is being harassed by this vampire is to have the child weighed in SALT.
Source: Bunson, Vampire Encyclopedia, 170; Crooke, Introduction to the Popular Religion, 80, 161­62; Crooke, Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India, 260; Turner, Dictionary of Ancient Deities, 311

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