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DOCKELE

(DOC-el)
Variations: Alpdaemon, Dochje, Dockeli, Doggi, Toggeli
In the vampiric lore of Germany, the dockeleis a vampiric creature similar to the ALP (see GERMAN VAMPIRES). It looks like a common house cat and it kills its victims by draining their blood through their mouth.
Source: Culebras, Sleep Disorders, 86; Magyar Tu-dom?nyos Akad?mia, Acta ethnographica, 34; Meyer, Vampires of Germany, 131, 134
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