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BHOOTUMS

(BOO-pomes)
Variation: Bhut, BHUTA, Bhuts, Bh?ts, Bhutu
A type of INCUBUS from India, the bhootums is a vampiric spirit that copulates with Hindu women. It can be driven off with a medium-or high-level MECARU CEREMONY, depending on the spirit's strength.
Source: Masters, Eros and Evil,181; Rodrigues, The Complete Hindoo Pantheon, 27; Sugden, The Gospel Among Our Hindu Neighbours, 91
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