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PRICCOLITSCH

(PRAY-co-litch)
Variations: PRICULICS, Prikolotsch
In Romanian lore, there is a man, typically a shepherd, who is a type of vampiric werewolf called a priccolitsch. He has the ability to change into a bloodthirsty wolf and then attacks his own flock, draining them of their blood.
Source: Abbott, Macedonian Folklore, 217; Chambers' Encyclopaedia, 708; Greene, International Cyclopedia, 804; Summers, The Werewolf, 147; Tozer, Researches in the Highlands of Turkey, 83
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