Yan-gant-y-tan

Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)  Yan-gant-y-tan wanders the nights in Finistere and is considered an evil omen among the Bretons. He holds five candles on his five fingers,…

Xaphan

Xaphan was one of the fallen angels who rebelled with Satan. He is now a demon of the 2nd rank. He has a reputation for an inventive mind and came up with the…

Vrykolakas

The Greek equivalent of the Slavic/European vampire was called the “vrykolakas” derived form the older Slavic term “vblk’b dlaka”, meaning wolf pelt wearer. One story about these creatures was told by Phlegon,…

Vampires (German)

Germany had mainly two names for vampires: Nachtzehrer (“night waster”) used in Northern Germany and Blutsauger (“bloodsucker”) used in Southern Germany and Bavaria. The Nachtzehrer was similar to the Slavic vampire…

Vampires (Czech)

The Czech and Slavic vampire was called a upir or a nelapsi. The upir had two hearts and two souls. The second soul would be marked by the corpse’s flexibility, open eyes,…

Vampires (Bulgarian)

The Bulgarian words for vampire derive from the original Slavic opyri/opir i, and appear in modern forms as vipir, vepir, vapir, or vampir. Bulgarians believed that spirits of the dead embarked on…

Ukobach

Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased) Ukobach is a demon of an inferior order who maintains the oil in the infernal boilers. Some call him the inventor of frying…

Rahovart

Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)  Rahovart is a demon whom little is known. He is referenced in Morality, about the evil and stingy rich, which was printed at Rouen…

Nybbas

Nybbas – Dictionnaire Infernal Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)  Nybbas is of the inferior order, high upper gallery of hell. He is regarded as a buffoon and a…

Nickar

  Nickar – Dictionnaire Infernal In Teutonic mythology, Nicor are malignant water monsters who drown people. They are related to the Nixie, which are kind, loving male water spirits like…