Variations: Owenga
The Herero people of Namibia, Africa, say that when an evil sorcerer dies, he will rise up as a vampiric REVENANT known as an otgiruru. Looking like a common dog, the otgiruru walks harmlessly about, and when no one is looking, calls out. Whoever answers the call, the otgiruru will kill, drinking his blood and consuming his soft tissue organs.
Source: Masters, Natural History of the Vampire, 48; Silver, Vampire Film, 18; Volta, The Vampire, 152

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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