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KALIKANDZARE

(Kal-la-CAN-dare)
Variations: Kallikanzaros
In ancient Greece there is a vampiric REVENANT called a kalikandzare (see GREEK VAMPIRES). When a werewolf-like wild man dies, he will rise up to unlife as this type of vampire.
Source: Durrell, Greek Islands, 138­39; Georgieva, Bulgarian Mythology, 90; Gimbutas, Realm of the Ancestors, 257; Young, Greek Passion, 64
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