STRZYGA Female demon in Slavic folklore possessing two souls in a single body, identifiable by double hearts and sets of teeth. One soul passes on, the second remains with the body; it hunts at night as an owl, attacking travelers and those who wander into the woods, consuming their prey’s blood and internal organs. Decapitate the corpse and bury its head separate to prevent the strzyga from returning to life; burying the body face down with a sickle around its head was said to work as well.
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