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Variations: PUMAPMICUC, Rumapmicuc
In ancient Peru there existed a class of devil-worshipers called canchus. They believed that by drinking the blood of children, they would retain their youth and bolster their own life-energy (see ENERGY VAMPIRE). Oftentimes, they would sacrifice the children to the devils that they worshiped.
Source: Florescu, Dracula: ABiography, 164; Hickey, Sex Crimes and Paraphilia, 123; Mc Nally, In Search of Dracula, 117; Trumbull, Blood Covenant, 115

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