Sundal Bolong

(SUN-dil Bal-LONG)
Variations: Sundel Bolong
In Java, there is a vampiric REVENANT known as a sundal bolong ("hollowed bitch"). It is created when a woman commits suicide or when a child who was conceived by rape dies. It appears to its prey, mostly travelers and foreigners, as a beautiful woman with unkempt HAIR wearing its burial shroud. Using its beauty, this vengeful and angry vampire will lure a man to a quiet place with the promise of an indiscretion but instead will turn and attack him, draining him of his blood.
Source: Bunson, Vampire Encyclopedia, 250; Geertz, Religion of Java, 18; Koentjaraningrat, Javanese Culture, 342

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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