Variations: Phii, Phis
In Thailand spirits are collectively known asphi ("ghosts"). They are too numerous to be counted or fully catalogued. Their types and varieties are as varied as ghosts, undead, and fay are (see UNDEATH). There is a vampiric spirit that was first recorded from pre­Buddhist Thailand called phi. It is created whenever someone dies suddenly, as in an accident. Invisible, and usually found living in isolated places in the countryside, it attacks people by scratching them, drawing blood, and then lapping it up. Its bite can cause illness and disease. MAW DU (seers who are well-versed in occult knowledge) both sell and make charms that can protect against phi attacks. However, if there is an infestation of phi or a singularly dangerous one that is resistant to the charms, then the MAW DU can be hired to banish or destroy it.
Source: Bastian, A Journey in Siam, 158; Blanchard, Thailand, 97; Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, 260; Maberry, Vampire Universe, 247

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