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THAYE TASE

(THEYSAY)
In Burma there is a vampiric REVENANT called a thaye tase. It is created when a person has died a violent death. It returns as an ugly giant, causing cholera and smallpox outbreaks wherever it goes. It takes great pleasure in going to the deathbed of those dying and, visible only to them, laughs and revels in their misery.
Source: Bryant, Handbook of Death, 99; Hastings, Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, 25; Jobes, Dictionary of Mythology, 1537
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