Priculics

(PRAY-co-lics)
Variations: PRICCOLITSCH, Prikolotsch, Varcolaci
In the geographic and historic region of Romania that was once Wallachia, there is the lore of a vampiric were-creature called a priculics ("wolf coat"). By day it passes as a handsome young man, but at night it has the ability to shape-shift into a large and shaggy black dog. In its animal form it will attack anyone it encounters, draining his of his blood.
Source: Baskin, Sorcerer's Handbook, 88; Leland, Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling, 65; Masters, Natu-ral History of the Vampire, 93; Perkowski, The Darkling, 40

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  • Priccolitsch — (PRAY co litch) Variations: PRICULICS, Prikolotsch In Romanian lore, there is a man, typically a shepherd, who is a type of vampiric werewolf called a priccolitsch. He has the ability to change into a bloodthirsty wolf and then attacks his own… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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