algul
   Arabian vampire night DJINN. Algul means “horse leech.” The algul lives in cemeteries and takes the form of a woman in order to gain the trust of untended children. Although this type of evil djinn lives in cemeteries, it prefers fresh BLOOD. It enters homes to prey upon sleeping children, taking their blood and their breath. It lures untended children into dark places in order to vampirize them. When fresh blood is not available, it drinks the blood of dead infants in cemeteries.
   See Lilith.

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

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