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HEFNIVARGAR

(Heff-NA-vig-or)
Hefnivargar is a type of vampiric activity. In Iceland it is customary to never let a baby sleep in the same room as an elderly person because they could unintentionally steal away the baby's life-energy (see ALFEMOE and ENERGY VAMPIRE).
Source: Sluijter, Ijslands Volksgeloof, 72, 80
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