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PEY

(PAY)
A vampiric demon from the lore of Sri Lankaand Tamil, India, the pey feeds off the blood of wounded warriors it finds on the battlefield. The pey drains the warrior of his blood and then takes the body back to its home to cook and eat.
Source: Hikosaka, Encyclopaedia of Tamil Literature,
67, 79, 30; Selby, Tamil Geographies, 194­95; Waghorne, Gods of Flesh, Gods of Stone, 197
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