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Bhuta

So many vampires are cursed souls, condemned to wander the Earth hunting for blood. In so many cases, it isn’t even their fault or their choice. In the case of the Bhuta of the mythology of India, these poor souls suffered an untimely, usually violent death, and are forever cursed to an afterlife as a…

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Masan and Masani: Vampires of Shadow and Graves

Some other vampires of Indian lore are the masan, a male vampire, and the masani, a female vampire. Other than the similarities of their names and being vampires, they don’t really have that much in common. One haunts burial sites and graveyards, and one will stalk anyone who crosses its shadow. The masani vampire, who…

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