Vucub Caquix

In Mayan mythology, Vucub Caquix, Seven Macaw, was a large bird that dwelled on the surface of the world after the flood. He was very vain and proclaimed himself 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,…

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Volac / Valak

The Sixty-second Spirit is Valak, or Volac, or Valu. Valak is a demon described in the goetic grimoires the Lesser Key of Solomon (in some versions as Ualac as well…

Vine

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted)  The Forty-fifth Spirit is Vine, or Vinea. He is a Great King, and an Earl; and appeareth in the Form of a Lion,20…

Vepar

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted)  The Forty-second Spirit is Vepar, or Vephar. He is a Duke Great and Strong and appeareth like a Mermaid. His office is to…

Vassago

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) The Third Spirit is a Mighty Prince, being of the same nature as Agares. He is called Vassago. This Spirit is of a…

Vapula

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) The Sixtieth Spirit is Vapula, or Naphula. He is a Duke Great, Mighty, and Strong; appearing in the Form of a Lion with…

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…

Valefor

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted)  The Sixth Spirit is Valefor. He is a mighty Duke, and appeareth in the shape of a Lion with an Ass’s Head, bellowing….

Uvall

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) The Forty-seventh Spirit Uvall, or Vual, or Voval. He is a Duke, Great, Mighty, and Strong; and appeareth in the Form of a…