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GWAENARDEL

(Gway-ah-NAR-dil)
A vampiric fay from the Isle of Man, Gwae-nardel looks like a beautiful woman. She is attracted specifically to poets, feeding off their blood. In exchange she gives them inspiration and a magnificent but short life (see ENERGY VAMPIRE).
Source: Pughe, Dictionary of the Welsh Language, 169; Rhys, Celtic Folklore, 197­206; Trevelyan, Folklore, 65­68
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