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Variations: Ottermaaner
The elbe of Germany is a species of ALP (see GERMAN VAMPIRES). It looks like a transparent humanoid and lives in ponds, lakes, and rivers. It is very protective of its home and will attack any-one who fouls the water or picks night-bloom-ing plants by sending them horrific nightmares. Wherever there is bad fishing an elbe lives. They will not tolerate each other's presence and attack one another.
Source: Ennemoser, History of Magic, 114; Grimm,
Teutonic Mythology, 1073; Polom?, Perspectives on Indo-European Language, 322; Reventlow, Vampire of the Continent, 96

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