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(appeared in "Something Wicked" episode)
Shtriga
The Shtriga (ultimately from the Roman strix; compare also Romanian strigă and Slavic strzyga), in Albanian folklore, was a vampiric witch that would suck the blood of infants at night while they slept, and would then turn into a flying insect (traditionally a moth, fly or bee). Only the shtriga herself could cure those she had drained (often by spitting in their mouths), and those who were not cured inevitably sickened and died. Edith Durham recorded several methods traditionally considered effective for defending oneself from shtriga. A cross made of pig bone could be placed at the entrance of a church on Easter Sunday, rendering any shtriga inside unable to leave. They could then be captured and killed at the threshold as they vainly attempted to pass. She further recorded the story that after draining blood from a victim, the shtriga would generally go off into the woods and regurgitate it. If a silver coin were to be soaked in that blood and wrapped in cloth, it would become an amulet offering permanent protection from any shtriga. The shtriga will refuse to eat anything spiced or containing garlic
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angelous1234 how to kill this creature??? 2 Mar 15 2012, 7:26 AM EDT by Karasuraven
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i can't find anywhere, nothing about killing it!! any help...
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Kyle_Van_Helsing Killing the Shtriga 0 May 14 2009, 7:33 PM EDT by Kyle_Van_Helsing
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It is of note that there is no lore as to how to kill this evil bitch.
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