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103 Mormo live on. A milos has a clothing fetish and will wear only all- white clothes. It is most active at noon and midnight, preying on the women of the community that it likes the most. The milos will kill them if it can and boil their bodies in order to make them easier to eat. It has a weakness for wine, and if a person can get it drunk, he can cut its head off, boil it, and then cut it into four equal pieces. The best way to destroy a milos, however, is to hire a professional DHAMPIRE. He will confront it in hand- to- hand combat or by the use of magic. Source: Gypsy Lore Society, Journal, vol. 31–33, 125; Masters, Natural History of the Vampire, 184–86; Roma, 9, 11 Mjertovjec (Mm- jer- TA- veck) Variation: Mjertojec, OPER, Opyr, Upar, Vupar In Belarus when a traitor, werewolf, or witch dies, it will rise from its grave as a type of vampiric REVENANT known as a mjertovjec. Only active between midnight and sunrise, this purplefaced vampire is a blood- drinker and does not specialize in any particular sort of prey. To destroy this vampire, one must make a trail of poppy seeds that leads back to its grave, as it will be compelled to follow them. Once it is in its grave, it must be nailed through the chest so that it is forever pinned to the ground, or be burned to ash. Source: Haining, Dictionary of Vampires, 176; Hertz, Der Werwolf, 124; Volta, The Vampire, 143 Mmbyu (MM- bouy) Variations: Lord of All Night Entities, PACU PATI Mmbyu (“Death”) is a singular entity from the lore of India. He is considered to be the utmost mischief maker of all the various types of undead beings (see UNDEATH), creatures, and deities India has to offer. He is described as being surrounded by the visages of all his victims, as well as a cortege of demonic servants. At night, he can be found wandering cemeteries or places where excitations are held. Source: Bunson, Vampire Encyclopedia, 133; Cuppiramaṇiyan_, Philosophical Heritage of the Tamils, 16–17; Forlong, Faiths of Man, 401; Masters, Natural History of the Vampire,65 Moloi (MUL- oy) Variations: Moloica A vampiric spirit from Romanian lore, the moloi is created when an illegitimate child is killed by one of its parents. Human hearts are the only food that the moloi can eat that will sustain it. Source: Barber, Vampires, Burial, and Death, 30; Senn, Were-wolf and Vampire in Romania, 115 Moravia (Moe- RAY- vee- ah) From the vampire lore of Czechoslovakia, this REVENANT leaves its grave at night and hunts for its nightly blood in the nude. The moravia, as it is known, can be laid permanently to rest if its burial shroud is destroyed. Source: Dundes, Vampire Casebook, 180; McNally, In Search of Dracula, 119; Strange Stories, 432; Varner, Creatures in the Mist, 94 Moribondo (More- uh- BON- do) From the Brittany region of France, ancient Celtic lore tells of the moribondo vampire. It feeds strictly on the blood of cattle, but they can be protected from it easily enough. Walking the herd between two pyres will magically protect them from the vampire. Source: Haining, Dictionary of Vampires, 177; Volta, The Vampire, 150 Moribund (Mor- uh- BOND) In Brittany, France, as well as in Cornwall, England, there is a vampiric REVENANT called a moribund. It is created when a person is killed by a werewolf. As a word, moribund is used from time to time in vampire lore, as it means “to be in a state of dying.” Source: Keyworth, Troublesome Corpses, 274; McClelland, Slayers and Their Vampires, 178 Mormo (MORE-moe) In ancient Greece, there was a monstrous vampiric creature known as a mormo (“terrible one”), or, when gathered in numbers, they were referred to as mormolykeia (“terrible wolves”). In its true form, it was covered in its own blood and blisters, though it was not as ugly as an EMPOUSE. The mormo could shape- shift into a beautiful young lady to lure handsome young men into a fatal indiscretion, draining them of their blood and consuming their flesh. When no suitable men were available, it would settle on consuming the elderly and young children. The mormo could also shape- shift into over 1,000 hideous forms. Montague Summers, in his book Vampire: His Kith and Kin, mentions only by name some vampires whose names are similar to the mormo: mormolikeion, mormoliki, mormolix, and moromolukiai. Perhaps these were regional variations of the mormo, in either singular or plural form.

Morobondo 104 Over the years the vampiric mormo became something more akin to a common nursery bogey, as children are now told that if they misbehave during the day, at night the mormo will sneak into their room and bite them. Source: Buxton, Imaginary Greece, 18; Fontenrose, Python, 116; Summers, Vampire: His Kith and Kin; Suter, Lament,214–15 Morobondo (Moro- BON- do) Variations: MORIBONDO The northwest peninsula of France that is known as Brittany is home to a species of vampire known as a morobondo. Assaulting primarily cattle, it can be driven off as easily as driving the victimized cattle between two raging bonfires. Source: Haining, Dictionary of Vampires, 177; Volta, The Vampire, 150 Moroiu (More- OY- you) Variations: Orgoï In Romanian vampire lore, the moroiu (“spirit”) is a type of vampiric spirit. Source: Davis, Literature of Post- Communist Slovenia, 148; Hurwood, Passport to the Supernatural, 248; Jones, On the Nightmare, 177; Skal, Hollywood Gothic, 81 Motetz Dam (Mo- tehz DAHM) An ancient Hebrew word, motetz dam translates as “bloodsucker” and was used to refer to vampires. Source: Bunson, Vampire Encyclopedia, 139 Moura (Mo- YOUR- ah) Variations: Morava, Murrain, Murrain Mora, Opyri, Oupir This vampiric spirit from Bulgaria, the moura attacks people nightly as they sleep. Source: Georgieva, Bulgarian Mythology, 103; Gypsy Lore Society, Journal of Gypsy Lore Society, 117; Shashi, Roma, 103; Summers, Vampire in Lore and Legend, 158 Mrart (MA- art) The Aboriginal people of Australia have in their mythology a vampiric spirit called a mrart (“ghost”). They believe it to be the restless spirit of a member in the community. Looking like a ghost, at night when its powers are at their strongest, the mrart grabs its victim and pulls him out of the light of campfire into the surrounding utter darkness. The Aborigines believe that spirits can possess a body, even if there is still another soul in it. To make sure that the body of a deceased person never rises again, the Aborigines tie rocks to it when placed in its grave. Oftentimes, the limbs are broken, the person’s possessions destroyed, and their personal campsite is never used again. Source: Charlesworth, Religion in Aboriginal Australia, 224–25, 230; Howitt, Native Tribes of South- East Australia, 389, 437–39, 444, 635; Jones, On the Nightmare, 77; Massola, Bunjil’s Cave, 143 Mukai (Moo- KIE- ee) Variations: ALVANTIN, CHUREL, Jakhin, Nagulai In India, there is a type of vampiric spirit that is known as a mukai. Created when a woman dies in childbirth or by some other unnatural way, it is easily detected for what it is, as the feet of a mukai are turned backward. At night, it attacks the men in its family first, draining them of their blood before moving on to others. If a mukai should give a man a piece of food and he accepts it, by morning all his HAIR will have turned white. Source: Bombay State, Gazetteer of Bombay State,vol. 20, 125; Crooke, Introduction to the Popular Religion, 168; Crooke, Religion and Folklore, 194; Jones, On the Nightmare, 119 Mule (MULE) In Gypsy lore the vampiric spirit known as a mule looks exactly as it did in life, but it does not return in its old body. Rather, it creates an exact duplicate that it uses. The mule, which is only viable between midday and midnight, is not a blood drinker and truly wants little else than to rejoin the community and reunite with its wives. Any children that are conceived and born from this union are called LAMPIJEROVIC, VAMPI- JEROVIC, and vampiric; boys are sometimes called VAMPIR and girls vampirera, but in reality, they are all DHAMPIRE. The women are raised to believe that should a vampire come to them seeking intercourse, they should not resist or cry out. If a woman fights back or calls out for help, the community will not help her. Source: Clébert, The Gypsies, 150; Masters, Natural History of the Vampire, 142; Summers, Vampire Lore and Legend,271 Mullo (MOO- low) Variations: Mulo, Vlokoslak The Gypsy lore of Serbia tells of a vampiric REVENANT that is called a mullo (“one who is dead”) or a muli if it is a female. It is created when a person dies suddenly of some unnatural cause, or the person did not have proper funeral rites performed over his body. Usually, the mullo dresses in all- white clothing, has HAIR that

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