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DOUSHETA

(SHETTA)
Variations: Opyri, Oupir
Bulgarian folklore claims that if a child dies before it can be baptized, then it will become a vampiric demon known as a dousheta.
Source: Bryant, Handbook of Death, 99; Georgieva, Bulgarian Mythology, 102; Mac Pherson, Blood of His Servants, 25
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