In Bulgaria and Macedonia there’s a vampire spirit called Vompir or in the case of a female Vompiras.
The Vompir is created when a person isn’t buried or mourned properly, if one dies in disgrace or in an unnatural way: childbirth or suicide.
The Vompir can enter a body of a corpse and possesses it, at night. Once the Vompir has control of the corpse, it animates and seeks out a sleeping person.
The reanimated corpse then suffocates and drains its prey of blood. If you find yourself under a Vompir’s attack you must pray to the god of darkness and night, Troyan, or the goddess of beauty and love, Lada, for deliverance.
The Vompir can cause nightmares and create droughts and divert rivers. To destroy a vompir, it has to be in a corpse, capture, and decapitate it. Its feet and hands must be chopped off.
The body needs to be tied up tightly, then stabbed through the heart with an Aspen Wood stake. A Raven’s claw can be driven into the skull from behind the night ear. The body must be buried under a large millstone.
Oohh, that’s a bit complicated to kill! I hope I don’t meet one…
Tricky. Due to a lack of the required utensils – we had better stay far away…
How bad ass of a vampire do you have to be in order to be taken down by a Raven’s claw?! Love this one, Mari!