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Variations: Vjeshitza, Vjestica
A Slavic species of SUCCUBUS, the viechtitsa preys upon young men who are deeply asleep, causing them to be completely consumed with sexual desire for it (see ENERGY VAMPIRE). Often-times this passion and desire is so intense that its human lover dies, which is why its ideal, if not preferred, lover is another type of vampire known as a VOUKODLAKS.
Source: Chaplin, Dictionary of the Occult and Paranormal, 165; Masters, Eros and Evil, 188; Summers, Werewolf in Lore and Legend, 148

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