Nefs

Variations: Nafs, Nefesh
In pre­Islamic Arabia, there was the belief that a deceased body could still have a soul inside of it. This animated corpse, a vampiric REVENANT, was called a nefs ("self ").
Source: Bailey, Jacob and the Prodigal, 105; Pandolfo, Impasse of the Angels, 191­203, 357; Roux, Le Sang

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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