- (STRAG-hoy)In the historical region of Romania calledWallachia, there is a female VAMPIRIC WITCH called a streghoi that drains children of their blood. Similar to the STREGA of ancient Rome, the streghoi shape-shifts into a bird and then flies out looking for its prey.It is tradition in the Wallachia region that when a child is born, all those who are present go outside and throw a stone over their shoulder, saying aloud, "This into the mouth of the streghoi."Source: Franklin, Baby Lore, 115; Jackson, CompleatVampyre; Leland, Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling, 135
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Vampiric Witch — (Vam pie ric Witch) A vampiric witch is a living human being who practices some form of magic (not necessarily witchcraft) who also partakes in some sort of vampiric activity such as consuming human flesh, draining life energy from a living being … Encyclopedia of vampire mythology