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I hope you enjoy this week’s demon, the Baobhan Sith. There’s lots more to come. I counted the posts I’ve written and discovered that I’ve got 102 demons, and only scratched the surface. So, consider signing up for the RSS feed or the newsletter so you never miss a demon.
Think vampires are all the same? Think again! Vampires come in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins ice cream. So, this special DotW feature, Vampires we know and love, spotlights different kinds of bloodsucking fiends from around the world.
Scottish vampire fairies. Okay, that is so cool, let me say it again: Scottish. Vampire. Faeries.
So, once upon a time, there was a group of four hunters in the Scottish highlands who made camp for the night. As soon as dark fell, they build up their fire, and one of them starts to play some music. Someone wishes they had partners to dance with and–oh boy–out of nowhere come these über hot young women dressed all in green and they dance up a storm.
Well, the guy playing music notices something odd about his friends dancing; they’re bleeding. Terrified, he goes and hides between the hooves of the horses, knowing their iron shoes will protect him.
In the morning, he finds all his friends have been killed and drained of blood.
The baobhan sith don’t have fangs, by the way, just sharp fingernails.
In addition to iron, they can’t take sunlight.
- Rosemary Ellen Guiley,The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters
Next week on DotW
Demonspotting–all things hellish–brings you Asmodeus. And watch for a mid-week update on Wednesday.