Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

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Cocoto was a vampiric god of the West Indies who preyed exclusively on women. Like an INCUBUS he would have sexual intercourse with all the women in his area of influence, taking just a little bit of life-energy from each one of them in turn (see ENERGY VAMPIRE). Victims eventually grew weaker and weaker and would in the end die.
Source: Levack, Witchcraft Sourcebook, 81; Pareto,
Mind and Society, 550; Summers, Examen of Witches, 34

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