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EL BROOSHA

(ELBROO-sha)
In the Judeo-Christian folklore of Spain, el broosha is a vampiric demon that appears as a large black cat. By night, it hunts for infants to drain dry of their blood.
Source: Conybeare, Jewish Quarterly, xi, 30; Howey, Cat in Magic, 173; Rose, Giants, Monsters, and Dragons, 382; Thompson, Semitic Magic, 42
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