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MOLOI

(MUL-oy)
Variations: Moloica
A vampiric spirit from Romanian lore, the moloi is created when an illegitimate child is killed by one of its parents. Human hearts are the only food that the moloi can eat that will sustain it.
Source: Barber, Vampires, Burial, and Death, 30; Senn, Werewolf and Vampire in Romania, 115
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