The Dahomey people of Africa have a legend of the Asiman.
“Asiman?” you ask.
I can see you sitting there.
“Mari, I’ve never heard of it.” You shake your head from side to side but you hear a little nagging voice. You want to roll your eyes but this voice tells you to listen.
“She hasn’t failed you yet, and today is Vampire Wednesday. Stick around, we’ll learn something new.”it says.
I can see you nod just slightly.
Okay then, now that we’ve gotten over that, let’s get back to the vampires.
The Asiman is what we call a living witch. She eats human food, can be in the sunlight, she’s just like you and me.
Wait let me take that back, she’s not just like you and me; actually, she’s a living vampiric witch. She became a vampire by her magic.
A very specific spell gives her these special evil vampire powers but it’s permanent.
Remember the corpse candle vampires we talked about last week?
Well, guess what. She’s one of those too; she can remove her skin and fly through the air to hunt humans.
That isn’t all, she can shape-shift into animal form too, only while in this form can she be killed.
We’ll look at some more corpse candle vampires next week. Some very similar to Asiman.