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GREEN OGRESS

(GREENOH-griss)
In France, there is a type of vampiric fay called a green ogress who appears to men as a supernaturally beautiful woman. Using its feminine guiles, it lures a man into sexual intercourse, during which it drains him of his blood. Like all of her kind, the green ogress is susceptible to iron.
Source: Lang, Blue Fairy Book, 61­63; Mac Donald,
Storyteller's Sourcebook, 119; Moilanen, Last of the Great Masters, 60; Sue, Mysteries of Paris, 8, 11­12
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