Vampire vs Vetala - What's the difference?

vampire | vetala |


As nouns the difference between vampire and vetala

is that vampire is a mythological undead creature said to feed on the blood of the living while vetala is a vampire-like being in Hindu mythology that inhabits corpses.

vampire

Alternative forms

* (archaic) vampyre

Noun

(en noun)
  • A mythological undead creature said to feed on the blood of the living.
  • (colloquial) A person with the medical condition , colloquially known as vampirism, with effects such as photosensitivity, brownish-red stained teeth, and increased night vision.
  • A blood-sucking bat; vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus )
  • Synonyms

    * (mythological creature) nosferatu, lamia, cadaver sanguine * (bat) vampire bat * (blood drinker) hemovore, hematophagous

    Derived terms

    * vampire bat * vampiress * vampiric * vampirism

    See also

    * werewolf * bloodsucker * hemovore * * (Common vampire bat) * (Desmodus rotundus) * (Desmodus rotundus) * (Desmodus rotundus) * The meaning of the word "vampire"

    References

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    vetala

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A vampire-like being in Hindu mythology that inhabits corpses.