Xipe Totec
   Aztec trickster vampire DEMON of the underworld. Xipe Totec is called the “night drinker” because he sucks the BLOOD of souls of the dead who drop off to sleep instead of doing their penance. Enemies of the Aztec feared him as the god of penitence and sacrificed prisoners of war to him. According to one story, Zipe Totec went to a village and convinced the residents that their sins had taken the form of a huge monster that lurked outside town and cast spells over people. He told them they had to bind the monster and throw it over a cliff. He led the townspeople to a spot where he conjured an imaginary monster. Believing it to be real, the people bound it and took it to the edge of a cliff. Zipe Totec tricked their eyes, and the people fell off the cliff to their deaths.

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

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