I love me some vampire lore, especially when it’s about a female species of vampire. You (awesome) regular readers know all about my vampire lore posts, for you new readers; there are many different types of vampires out there, every culture, every country has its own vampire myth. Today’s myth is about The Churels of India.
Like many vampire myths there are more than one version of the churels, I’ll discuss both of them of course. A churel is a female ghost-like vampire that, like most female vampires, was a human woman that died during childbirth. The difference between this vamp is that it’s only women that died during the Devali Festival. In some regions of India this vamp is an incredibly sexy woman with her head covered, carrying a lantern. These hot little fiends prowl graveyards and lure in men. Legend says these beauties were quite the temptresses and that very few men could resist them. Now, seeing eerie lights moving throughout a graveyard would probably cause any sane person to stay away, that in mind the churels were also known to wander the road sides, hunting for travelers. Once they caught themselves a helpless man, they drank down the man’s blood and, like the disgusting Brazilian Pishtaco, semen as well (but hey, maybe that wasn’t a weird vampire thing but a normal sex thing).
Now that above is just one version of the churel, that was the hot version. In other regions of India their idea of the churel wasn’t so attractive… not even a little bit. This form of churel is absolutely horrible looking. She is always naked and has a black tongue, big gross lips, long sagging boobs, huge sharp teeth, messy dirty hair, a potbelly, long unkempt pubic hair, a pig’s face and claw-like hands. Yea, ugly as hell. This kind of churel lurks in cemeteries, hiding in tombs, coming out to attack those that lived nearby. The vamp hates life and hates her family as well. Cremating her is a good way to stop her, but you need to burn a ball of thread with her, that way she will be busy unwinding it and forget about her family. Amazing how one vampire can have two totally different versions depending on what part of the country you are in.
While that first sexy churel has all the making of a good erotic story, you still don’t want a churel on your hands. To prevent a woman from turning into this vampire you need to bury her body facedown and fill her grave with rocks and thorns. You can also cover the ground where she died with mustard seeds. Before you bury her, small nails need to be driven through her forefingers and thumbs and her big toes are to be welded together with iron rings (can you believe that people back in the day actually did these things to corpses).
This concludes the post about the sexy or freakish churel of India. If you are a man in India, stay away from mysterious lights outside at night and if a sexy woman stops you on the side of the road looking for a good time, well, she is probably a whore but there’s a chance she may be a evil churel looking to drain more than just your pockets.