In the southern region of Africa, near the town of Cape, we find Impundulu – a vampiric partner of the feared voodoo witches. He would take revenge on the enemies and protect the witch from any harm.
He wasn`t forced to retire beneath the soil at daytime, only to hide in the darkness – practically he didn`t sleep at all.
He feed not only on the blood of his victims but also on their pain.
His hunger was hard to satisfy, as was his sexual desire.
He had the form of a very attractive young man and often became the sexual partner of the witch he served.
Some legends say he would feed on sexual energy also and that the days were reserved only for such pleasures.
If the witch did not choose to become a vampire herself and made herself a “mortal family”, Impundulu suffered the presence of a husband only until a girl was born. He would later kill both the man and any male children the marriage would have produced.
~ The powers of a witch were transmitted only on the female line!
Impundulu was sterile with both humans and vampires. He had power over the elements and it grew in time.
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† Vampires in Ancient Cultures