Other Irish vampire today for my beloved Vampire Wednesday.
In the middle of the northern Irish Sea on the Isle of Man is a type of vampiric fay called Leanhaum-Shee (pronounced Lee-awn_she). It appears to its victims as a beautiful young woman but is invisible to everyone else. It will try to seduce a man, and if successful, it’s magic will cause the man to fall in love with it.
If the man does fall in love, the Leanhaum-shee will take him as it’s lover; if the man doesn’t fall in love , it will strangle him to death and drain his corpse.
Slowly it will drain it’s lover’s life energy during intercourse.
The leanhaum-shee also collects it’s lover’s blood and stores it in a red cauldron, which adds to its magic. The cauldron is the source of its power and what gives it the ability to shape-shift into a white deer and keeps it looking young and beautiful.
It also feeds small amounts of blood to its lover so he will be inspired to write love poems. Sooner or later it die.
She’s also called Leanan-Sidhe, Leanhaun-Shee Leanhaun-Sidhe, Lhiannan Shee