Variations: Uppyr
In Russian lore a type of vampiric REVENANT is created when a person commits suicide, dies violently, or practiced witchcraft while he was alive; it is called an upierci. It has the ability to cause a drought so severe that it will even draw moisture out of plants. To destroy an upierci it can either be drowned in a lake or nailed into its grave with an aspen wood stake. However, it must be nailed down in a single blow, otherwise the upierci will revive.
Source: Bryant, Handbook of Death, 99; Davison, Sucking Through the Century, 354

Encyclopedia of vampire mythology . 2014.

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  • Upierczi — (Oo PEER zee) In Russian lore, there is a type of vampiric REVENANT that is created whenever a witch or a heretic dies. It is called an upierczi. Like the UPIER, it is active between the hours of noon and midnight and also has a stinger under its …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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