Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

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ZMEUS

(ZEE-muse)
A vampiric race of giants with scaly tails from the lore of southeastern Europe, the Zmeus collect the ears from their victims to eat. Born the children of ZM?IOACA, the Zmeus have the psychic ability to drain the life-force from their victims at a distance (see ENERGY VAMPIRE).
Source: Bunson, Encyclopedia of Vampires, 285; Senn, Werewolf and Vampire in Romania, 41
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