Is the act of a corpse chewing of eating its burial shroud is called Manducation.
There are a lot of vampires that eat their burial shroud after being buried.
Most of the vampires that are shroud eaters must eat all or part of their shroud before leaving the grave.
Most German vampires participate in manducation. Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries experts agreed the Devil used the chewed shrouds as proof that the deceased family members led immoral lives. He’d do this to cause the living to hate the dead.
I think this vampire is one of the saddest situations I’ve ever come across.
A church in the sixteen hundreds declared that all Albanians of Turkish decent would automatically become a vampire after death. It didn’t matter how good or spiritual they were in live.
In 1854 the Liogat a revenant was officially described as meaning “Dead Turks in winding sheets” because the vampires was described as rising from the grave with it’s burial shroud wrapped around it’s body and wearing high heeled shoes.
The Liogat was also thought of as a death omen, because it spread disease wherever it went.
Wolves hate this vampire. A Liogat who survives a wolf attack will retreat to his grave and never rise again. If you don’t have a wolf, look for a corpse candle and follow it. It will go to the grave the vampire sleeps in by day. Drive a wooden stake through it’s heart to pin it to the ground. It won’t destroy it but will make it unable to do more harm.