Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

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The upor is a Russian vampiric REVENANT that preys on the blood of children. In addition to its ability to shape-shift into chickens, dogs, insects, rats, and small birds, it can also create an empathic and telepathic link with numerous types of animals. Once the empathic link has been estab-lished, the upor can use the animal as its familiar as well as use it to spy on potential victims. To destroy an upor, its grave must first be found, and then a successful exorcism must be performed on the corpse.
Source: Indiana University, Journal, vol. 14, 255; Maberry, Vampire Universe, 285; Perkowski, The Dark-ing, 115

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