Thaye Tase

In Burma there is a vampiric REVENANT called a thaye tase. It is created when a person has died a violent death. It returns as an ugly giant, causing cholera and smallpox outbreaks wherever it goes. It takes great pleasure in going to the deathbed of those dying and, visible only to them, laughs and revels in their misery.
Source: Bryant, Handbook of Death, 99; Hastings, Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, 25; Jobes, Dictionary of Mythology, 1537

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  • Tase —    In Burmese lore, hordes of the demonic dead who prey upon the living and spread disease and pestilence.    There are several types of Tase:    • Thaber Tase are the spirits of women who died in childbirth and return as succubi. (See LILITH.)… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

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