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STRIGOII MORTI

(STREE-goy MOR-tea)
Variations: Strigoii
In Romania, a strigoii morti is a male vampiric REVENANT that is friendly toward the Gypsy clans. It is created when a person commits suicide or the seventh son of a seventh son dies and rises back up from the dead. The strigoii morti returns looking much like it did in life, a blue-eyed red-head with twin hearts (see HAIR). A blood drinker whose very presence causes fear and repulsion, it is easily repelled by GARLIC. To kill this vampire, both of its hearts must be destroyed.
Source: Konstantinos, Vampires, 30; Mackenzie, Dracula Country, 76, 87
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