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GLOG

(pluralglogve)
The glog is a vampire slayer from Bulgaria anduses traditional tools to destroy the vampire, such as a wooden stake made of black HAWTHORN wood that he carves himself.
Born from the unnatural union between a vampire and his human mother, the glog himself is half vampire and inherits some of his father's supernatural abilities, such as being able to see and therefore destroy vampires (see LIVING VAMPIRE and DHAMPIRE). The vampire who is said to have fathered the child is usually the deceased husband of the child's mother. Because the child's parents would have otherwise been married if not for the fact that the father was undead, the child is not considered to be illegitimate and suffers from no social stigma. There are no female glogve.
Source: American Association, Balkanistica, 125, 140; Keyworth, Troublesome Corpses, 142; Lodge, Peasant Life in Yugoslavia, 266; Mc Clelland, Slayers and Their Vampires, 110
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