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DRASKYLO

There are many species of vampires that are created when an animal, such as a cat, jumps over a corpse. Draskylo is a Greek word that means "to step across," and it is used only when referring to the causality of vampiric creation.
Source: Bunson, Vampire Encyclopedia, 113; Dundes, Vampire Casebook, 93
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