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Poland - Lupi, Njetop, Ohyn, Przypoludnica, Upier (male), Upiercsa (female), Vjesci, Wampir, Wieszczy, Wupi, Wupji, Wypior

Lupi: A Kashubian vampire requiring further research.

Njetop: (pronounced as "nyetop") Under research.

Ohyn: A vampire reportedly caused by the presence of teeth and a caul at birth. Otherwise still under research.

Przypoludnica: Further research required.

Upier (or Upior, Upiór) and Upiercsa (or Upiorcsa): Quite probably a variation on the root Slavic word Opyri. Were said to have a harelip and the tip of the tongue pointed like an insect's stinger. It reportedly became a Vampire by natural causes (such as when born with teeth). They supposedly tolled bells at night and cried out the names of some inhabitants who die almost at once. Preventive cures were to bury it face downwards well covered by the earth.

Vjesci (also known as Vjeszczi or Vjescey): (pronounced as "vyeskee") according the myths, a person who would become a vampire was born with a caul (membrane cap) on his head at the time of birth. When such a child was born, the cap was removed, dried, ground up and fed to the person on their seventh birthday. These actions were done to prevent the person from becoming one of the Undead.
        The potential Vjesci looked perfectly human, but was restless and easily excitable. He also had a ruddy complexion. At the time of his death he would renounce God. His body would cool much slower then a normal corpse and the limbs would remain limber. The lips and cheeks would remain red and spots of blood would seep from his cheeks and fingernails. The Vjesci never actually died. At Midnight after his burial, he would awake and eat his clothing and then bits of his own flesh. He then left the grave and attacked family member, by sucking out all their blood. Not sated, he would then move on to the neighbors. There were several steps to be taken in ridding the community of this creature.
        First all people in the town would receive a Eucharist wafer. Then a little earth was placed in the creature's coffin to prevent it from returning there. A crucifix or a coin would be placed in the Vjesci's mouth if it were still in the coffin for it to suck on. A net would be wrapped around the creature's body with the understanding that the creature could only untie one knot from the net a year and he could not raise from the coffin until all the knots were untied.
        A bag of seeds would be placed in the coffin for similar reasons. Lastly the body would be placed face down in the coffin, so when the creature awoke, it would merely dig deeper into the earth instead of coming up to terrorize peasants.

Wampir: These creatures appeared exactly as normal humans and have a sting under their tongue rather than fangs. They were generally active from noon until midnight. A Wampir could only be destroyed by burning. When it was burned, its body would burst, giving rise to hundreds of small, disgusting animals (maggots, rats, ect...). If any of these escape, then the wampir's spirit would escape as well, and it would later return to seek revenge. It is quiet probable that they were also known as Vieszcy and/or Upierczi.

Wieszczy: Preventive cures were to bury it with a cross made of willow tree under the armpits, the chin and the chest; put a little earth taken from the threshold of its home on the coffin.

Wupi: A Kashubian vampire requiring further research. Possibly an erroneous spelling of Wupji.

Wupji: (pronounced as "woopyee") Under research.

Wypior: Requires further research.


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