Aoroi, Ghost

In ancient Greece, the aoroi is a vampiric ghost, as the word translates to mean "untimely dead," created when a person dies prematurely. Like the aoroi of the British Isles, it can be captured and its magical abilities tapped into and used in the casting of spells. Also, like its fairy cousin to the north, the magic that the ghost possesses will last only until the day that its natural death would have occurred, had it lived.
Source: Johnston, Restless Dead, 10, 61, 71, 73; Meyer, Mythologie der Germanen, 94

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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