Pointing in many cultures it was believed that a witch or sorcerers had the power to kill someone by pointing at them.
If the Pawang from Malaysia pointed his magical dagger at someone it would trip with blood. Various Native American tribes have legends of pointing at animals in order to kill them.
The thought behind these legends is magicians have the power to use their will like a weapon and directed at others. If the witch wishes that the injury flowing from her fingers attracts the dark forces needed to complete her wish.
**Food for thought does that which truly hex her victim or is the victim’s belief of the witch’s power bringing about their own curse?
We’ve gone over many witches that either act like vampires or turn into a vampire after death.
The Porcelnik is one of those vampires.
In life, the Porcelnik lives in Russia. He’s a human sorcerer that displays vampire activities.
The town’s people call him Porcelnik or “The Harmer”.
Once the sorcerer dies, the townsfolk burn his body on a pyre of Aspen wood to keep him from rising and becoming an Eretik vampire revenant.
A vampire revenant in Russia is called an Upyr or Oupyr. This vampire is created when a heretic, sorcerer or witch dies.
It can also be created when a werewolf and witch have a baby.
The Upyr looks like a normal person. It’s active during the hours of noon to midnight. It attacks people in their own homes, killing the children first, then the parents.
It drains his victims of blood, then using iron like teeth it chews into the chest to eat the heart. Its teeth are its greatest asset and it uses them to gnaw through the frozen ground during the winter to escape its own grave.
Destroying this creature is difficult. The only way to find its grave is to attach a string to the Upyr’s clothing when it flees from an attack. –Easier said than done- Follow the string to the grave.
Soak the ground –all of it completely- With holy water. The Upyr must be staked through the heart to keep it in its grave. –It must be done in one blow or the creature will rise again.
Another way is to decapitate it and burn the corpse to ashes.