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KATAKHANAS

(Kay-TAC-han-ahs)
In the Greek islands of Crete and Rhodes, a type of vampire called a katakhan?s must be killed by hitting it in the head with a sharp-edged weapon and then throwing boiling vinegar on top of it (see GREEK VAMPIRES).
Source: Fielding, The Stronghold, 197; Keyworth, Troublesome Corpses, 64; Rodd, Customs and Lore, 196, 291; Summers, Vampire in Europe, 261
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