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An invisible, demonic vampire from ancient Babylon, the al? attacks its victims (men) at night while they sleep. Its victims awake the next day ill and feeling drained of energy (see ENERGY VAMPIRE).
Source: Curran, Vampires, 25; Jastrow, Religion of Babylonia and Assyria, 262; Turner, Dictionary of Ancient Deities, 28, 38, 146, 291; van der Toorn, Dictionary of Deities and Demons, 24

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