Sunday, December 4, 2011

Alabasandria

Alabasandria, a.k.a. Alabasdria, is a Coptic Egyptian, vampiric, female, child-killing demon.

Appearance: Alabasandria is portrayed as having the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a reptile or serpent.

Lore: Alabasandria is one of many female demons who attack children, pregnant women, and virgins. Alabasandria feeds on her victims blood and milk, causing pregnant women to miscarry, preventing lactation, killing infants, and causing young women to sicken and die. Like many similar demons, Alabasandria also likely causes infertility. Unlike other similar demons, Alabasandria has been portrayed as having demonic daughters who appear to be carrying out the same behavior as their mother.

Defense Against Alabasandria: Alabasandria was closely identified with the demon Gello, and in the past many people believed that Alabasandria was merely another name for Gello. As such, St. Sisinnious was often called upon to help defeat the demon as he had defeated Gello in his lifetime. Various magical charms also exist which portray the demon being beaten or trampled under the hooves of animals, such as horses. These charms were meant to repel and or prevent Alabasandria from attacking.

Between Magic And Religion: Interdisciplinary Studies In Ancient Mediterranean Religion And Society by Sulochana Ruth Asirvatham, Corinne Ondine Pache, John Watrous

3 comments:

Unknown said...

I Enjoyed reading this VERY MUCH!
It sure made my day! Thank you for
Placing this here on the 777

DocConjure said...

@ Unknown,

Thank you and welcome to the blog. I don't know what the 777 is, but glad you are here.

Unknown said...

Oh, I'm silly.. 777= WWW in Hebrew lol
So The World Wide Web ;)

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