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HANTU PENYARDIN

(HAN-too Pen-YAHR-dean)
Originally a Malaysian vampiric demon, the hantu penyardin has spread to the Polynesian Islands. It looks like a dog-headed demon and lives in caves in and near the sea. The hantu penyardin feeds off human souls.
Source: Aylesworth, Story of Vampires, 5; Flynn, Cinematic Vampires, 2; Spence, Encyclop?dia of Occultism, 220
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