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PIHUECHENYI

(Pea-hoo-C HIN-ee)
The Araucanian people of Chile tell of an evil,vampiric god named Pihuechenyi. He looks like a gigantic winged snake and at night will find sleeping humans from whom to suck blood.
Source: Carlyon, Guide to the Gods, 64; Guirand, Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, 453; Rose, Giants, Monsters, and Dragons, 382
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