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Variations: Manes
From the lore of India, the pitaras are a race of vampiric birds that feed off human life-energy (see ENERGY VAMPIRE).
Source: Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled, 107; Garg, Encyclopaedia of the Hindu World, 443, 513; Griffith, Hymns of the R.gveda, 158

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