In Mongolia, the Buryat people have very special vampire folklore. Their shamans have the power to raise the dead including themselves; this and the Buryat people’s fear of death causes them to perform special care while preparing their dead for burial. Shaman bodies are staked and cremated.


The shaman protects the people of his community from Aniuka so the people try to control their fears of their shaman in order to keep his protection.

The Aniuka is described as being very small, it feeds from infants and little kids, taking enough to make them weak and sick but not kill them from one feeding.
Only the shaman can banish an Aniuka from the community.


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