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107 Namorodo was responsible and tried to kill her one night, but the vampire dropped its guise and fled into the mountains. It harassed locals until the prince was recovered enough to lead a hunting exposition to hunt it down. He was able to do so and avenged the death of his beloved. Source: Bushm, Japanalia, 43–44, 202; Dale- Green, Archetypal Cat, 106; Davis, Myths and Legends of Japan, 264–68; Howey, Cat in Magic, 173 Nachzehrer (NOCT- zeer- her) Variations: Totenküsser In the vampire lore of Germany, the nachzehrer (“night waster”) is a vampiric REVENANT (see GERMAN VAMPIRES). It is created when money is not placed inside the mouth of the deceased before he is buried or when a person is buried in clothes that have his name written on them. The nachzehrer remains in its grave during the day not because it is harmed by sunlight but rather because it chooses not to confront the living who would without a doubt try to destroy it. At night it sends its spirit forth to stalk the community and drain the life from its family members before seeking out other, nonrelated victims. It is only on the rare occasion that the nachzehrer will actually rise up and physically leave the safety of its grave. But those occasions do take place and only happen for one of two reasons. The first is because it wishes to consume the flesh of those who have been buried in the graveyard. Second, with the accompaniment of a female REVENANT that has died in childbirth, it will climb up into the church tower and ring the bell. Whoever hears the bell toll will die. Although the nachzehrer has the ability to shapeshift into a pig, it will do little to draw attention to itself but rather utilize this form to scout out an area. In the eventuality that a nachzehrer is discovered to be haunting a community, when it is exhumed, the vampire will be discovered holding its thumb in its hand, its left eye will be comically wide open, and the vampire will be busy gnawing on its own burial shroud. Some lore claims that the family will suffer and die only when the vampire has finally chewed the shroud’s cloth away to nothing. To prevent the nachzehrer from rising or sending out its spirit, one must break its neck, leave food with it, remove the shroud, and sprinkle rice over the remains. The grains should keep it occupied, as it is mystically compelled to count them. Source: Conway, Demonology and Devil- lore, 52; Ford, Book of the Witch Moon, 14, 15; Lindahl, Medieval Folklore, 1017 Nagasjatingaron (Na- GA- stay- sum- grun) A vampire from the nation of Sumatra, the nagasjatingaron (“vampire”) feeds off the tendi, or soul, of its human victims. Victims of this sort of vampiric attack must consult and hire a specific type of vampire-fighting witch doctor known as a BATAKS. Using a magical rub made of GARLIC and various other herbs, the salve will both repel the vampire and restore the damaged soul of the victim. Source: Carle, Cultures and Societies, 257; Crawley, Idea of the Soul, 111–12; Rae, Breath Becomes the Wind, 56 Nagasjatingarong (NA- GA- stay- sum- grun) In Indonesia there is a vampiric spirit that preys on men known as a nagasjatingarong (“vampire”). The spirit possesses the body of a beautiful woman and uses her to seduce and then attack a man, biting him and drinking his blood. The only physical sign of attack is that the victim will develop ANEMIA. As recently as 1975 there was a report of a shaman who discovered a 25- year- old woman who was allegedly possessed by a nagasjatingarong. He asserted that she had already been married five times and each of her husbands had died of anemia within the first month of marriage. Source: Koch, Occult ABC, 54–55; Perkowski, Vampires of the Slavs, 18 Ñakaq (Noc- AH) Variations: Corta- Cuellos (“Throat- Cutters”), KHARISIRI, LIK’ICHIRI, PISHTACO In Peru there is a vampire known as a ñakaq (“butcher of animals”) that is described as looking like a tall white man that hunts women, mostly at night in the countryside. First, the ñakaq abducts and rapes her, and then it cuts off her body fat to both personally consume and to sell to white businessmen so that they may use it as a lubricant for their factory’s machinery or in the production of cosmetics. Although the victim will be able to remember the incident, there will be no trace of physical evidence, especially where the ñakaq cut into her body. Source: Benson, Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru, 159; Meyerson, Tambo, 154; Wachtel, Gods and Vampires, 52, 72, 74, 77–83 Namorodo (NEM- road- dough) The Aboriginal people of West Arnhem Land, Australia, have in their mythology a vampiric demon called a namorodo. It is a skeletal humanoid that is held together by ligaments and

Naualli 108 has long, razor- sharp finger bones. Inactive by day, at night it flies through the sky seeking prey. The namorodo will enter a home and when it finds a sleeping person, it attacks and drains them of their blood. If it is so inclined, it has the ability to create more of its own kind. The namorodo are associated with shooting stars and sorcery. Source: McLeish, Myth, 407; Rose, Giants, Monsters, and Dragons, 263; Tresidder, Complete Dictionary of Symbols, 335 Naualli (New- WA- lee) The ancient Aztec people of Mexico had in their beliefs vampiric sorcerers known as nanahualtin (“magicians”). A naualli (the singular spelling) was a human being who in addition to being able to cause a person to go insane, practiced his vampiric activities on children by first smothering them and then draining their blood. A naualli had the ability to shape- shift into an array of animals as well as being either a werecoyote or a werewolf. Source: Brinton, Nagualism, 57; Soustelle, Daily Life of the Aztecs, 192; Spence, Magic and Mysteries of Mexico, 67–70, 87–95; Summers, Vampire: His Kith and Kin, 264 Navi (Nav- EE) Variations: Látawci, Navj, Navjaci, Navje, Navki, Navyatsi, Opyr, Opyri, Oupir, Oupire (“bloodsucker”) A vampiric demon from Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, and Slovenia, a navi is created whenever a child dies before he is baptized or when a person drowns. It returns to the world looking like a common enough bird; it searches the countryside looking for its mother and calling out to anyone who will listen that it wants to be baptized. Never knowing its own mother’s love, it will attack women who are about to give birth, cutting them just deep enough to draw blood so it may take a drink. For seven years the navi can wander the earth calling out to others to help it. If it manages to persuade someone to baptize it, its spirit will be able to rest; if not, it will forever remain a demon. Source: Georgieva, Bulgarian Mythology, 102–3; MacDermott, Bulgarian Folk Customs, 81; McClelland, Slayers and Their Vampires, 110 Neamh- Mhairbh (NEAM MARE-bub) Variations: Murbhheo, Neamh- Mairbh In Irish folklore there a vampiric REVENANT that is created through magic; it is called neamhmhairbh (“the undead”). It feeds off human blood. A neamh- mhairbh is not necessarily a species of vampire, but rather a vampire that has been created through the use of magic. Some versions of the story of the tyrant ABHARTACH consider him to be a neamh- mhairbh, as it was his own personal magic that allowed him to return. Source: Fiérobe, Dracula, 67; Kiberd, Irish Classics, 384; Winn, I Never Knew That about Ireland, 255 Neamma- Parusha A vampiric spirit from India, the neammaparusha wears a wreath of human intestines on its head. It tears the skull out of its victim, consumes the brains, and drains the blood from the body. Source: Ashley, Complete Book of Vampires; Crooke, Introduction to the Popular Religion, 69, 322 Necurat (Na- coo- RAT) Variations: Orgoï In Romania, the word necurat translates to mean “accursed” or “dishonest.” It refers collectively to all evil, vampiric creatures. It is used in place of the name of a specific vampire so that the demon does not hear its name and be drawn to the person who said it. Source: Cremene, Mythology of the Vampire in Romania; Diószegi, Shamanism, 146; Znamenski, Shamanism in Siberia,46 Nefs Variations: Nafs, Nefesh In pre–Islamic Arabia, there was the belief that a deceased body could still have a soul inside of it. This animated corpse, a vampiric REVENANT, was called a nefs (“self ”). Source: Bailey, Jacob and the Prodigal, 105; Pandolfo, Impasse of the Angels, 191–203, 357; Roux, Le Sang Nekr§tenici According to Serbian lore, when a child dies before he is baptized he becomes a type of vampire known as a nekr§tenici, which brings harm to young mothers and their newborn children. Source: McClelland, Slayers and Their Vampires, 55; StanojeviW, Narodna Enciklopedija,45 Nelapsi (NELL- ep- see) Variations: OPER A vampiric REVENANT from Slovakia, the nelapsi is known to be able to destroy an entire village in a single night. With two hearts and two souls, the nelapsi is very fast, very strong. It can kill a person with a single blow and is also a plague carrier. To prevent a person from becoming this type of vampire, place money, a religious icon, or per-

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