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February is Zombie month! Tune in Wednesday for 28–make that 29–days of brain-oozing goodness!

And don’t forget–don’t light the zombies on fire. Because then you’re being chased by a zombie that’s on fire.

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Demonspotting: Sitri

Ah, we haven’t had a lust demon for a while…

Sitri is a Great Prince of Hell, and when he is first summoned he appears with a Leopard’s head and the wings of a Gryphon… which is interesting since a Gryphon is described as having the wings of an eagle.

If the summoner commands it, Sitri will turn into human form–in fact, a very hot human form. His special power is turning up the heat on lust. Men in his vicinity will run after the nearest woman; women will go after the nearest guy. For extra measure, he can give you the power to see through clothing if you’d like.

Vampires we know and love #13: Lobishomen

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.

Lobishomen

Despite the last syllable of their name, the lobishomen of Brazil are not men at all. A woman becomes a lobishomen by being bitten, and there must be a whole lot of them because lobishomen don’t kill, they just drink enough blood for survival. Once turned, the lobishomen will take any kind of blood they can, including children’s.

A slight side effect: lobishomen become nymphomaniacs, which is kind of awkward, since they are ugly hunchbacks with short legs and bristly hair all over their bodies. They have a yellow cast to their skin, except for their faces, which are pretty white.

Don’t try the old garlic trick on lobishomen. Use Wolf’s Bane instead, and that’ll keep the girls in their graves. For extra protection, mix Wolf’s Bane with sweet onion and put it on the doors and windows of your house.

Demonspotting: Vassago

I found Vassago a tough spirit to nail down. Not much out there. A guy named Aaron C. Donahue claims to have raised Vassago and that he looks like this.

The Goetia says:

“The Third Spirit is a Mighty Prince, being of the same nature as Agares. He is called Vassago. This Spirit is of a Good Nature, and his office is to declare things Past and to Come, and to discover all things Hid or Lost. And he governeth 26 Legions of Spirits.”

So, you can call on Vassago if you lose your cellphone. But here’s my question… If he’s such a ‘good’ spirit, why hasn’t doesn’t anyone talk about him? Maybe something happens to everyone who sees him. That’s my conspiracy theory version.

Sources

Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft
The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft. 2nd Ed
 

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

The Lesser Key of Solomon
S.L. MacGregor Mathers and Aleister Crowley
[1904]