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KHMOCH LONG

(CA-muck LONG)
Variations: Khleng Khmoch, Khleng Srak, Preay ("vampire")
In Cambodia there is a vampiric bird that looks like an owl but is not. Khmoch Long ("ghost owl") flies into a village and lets out a call that causes disease and brings death to those who are already dying. Fortunately, the vampire can be easily driven off by yelling vulgarities and insults at it or by throwing firewood or cheese made from cheese at it.
Source: Fong, Culturally Competent Practice, 201; Frazer, Fear of the Dead, 189; Maberry, Vampire Universe, 175
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