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VYRKOLATIOS

(Vry-COO-low-toes)
The vyrkolatios of Santorini, Greece, is like every other traditional Greek vampire except for one difference—the vyrkolatios keeps its victims alive the entire time it drains them of their blood and consumes their flesh right down to the bone (see GREEK VAMPIRES). Once the unfortunate victim dies, the vyrkolatios stops feeding.
Source: Bunson, Encyclopedia of Vampires, 275
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