Mullo


Mullo
(MOO-low)
Variations: Mulo, Vlokoslak
The Gypsy lore of Serbia tells of a vampiric REVENANT that is called a mullo ("one who is dead") or a muli if it is a female. It is created when a person dies suddenly of some unnatural cause, or the person did not have proper funeral rites performed over his body. Usually, the mullo dresses in all-white clothing, has HAIR that reaches down to its feet, and looks exactly as it did in life, except for one physical oddity. This trait varies from region to region and can be anything from missing a digit on the pinky finger to having an obvious animal-like appendage, or even flamered HAIR. The mullo spends a good portion of its time seeking out the people it did not like in life and harassing them. The other half of its time it tries to satisfy its various appetites. When it attacks, and it will do so by day or by night, it usually strangles its victim to death and drains the blood to drink after the person has died. The mullo has the power to shape-shift into a horse or a ram and can become invisible at will.
The mullo can be destroyed, but it can be tricky business. Ahen's egg can be laid out in the open and used as bait, as the vampire is partial to them. One must watch the egg carefully, because the mullo, suspecting a trap, will turn invisible in order to snatch up the egg. The moment the egg disappears, shoot at the spot where the egg was in the hopes of hitting the vampire. With the vampire wounded, it can more easily be tracked and identified. Once the mullo is captured, its toes must be cut off and a nail driven through its neck in order to kill it.
Source: Bryant, Handbook of Death, 99; Masters, Natural History of the Vampire, 142; Shashi, Roma, 8­9, 100

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