Pretni


Pretni vampire also comes in different variation such as Paret and Pret. They are mainly described as a revenant of a woman who cannot find peace normally because they die in unnatural way.  They are often told in the legends of Bengal India.  In other stories they are described as the spirit of the child who became a vampire after they die at their birth.
These types of vampiric ghost can assume the form of any individual even those of male specie.  They appear like a human and it would be impossible to tell if they are vampires until they launch their attack, but by that time it will all be too late.

After someone die, it will take a year before they rise up from the grave and torment the living as a blood sucking creature.  They believe that it sucks the blood of its victim because it was forbidden to drink any water by God.  Other houses leave milk at their doorway as a form of offering to this creature.  They believe that the pretni would not attack and try to suck their blood if a glass of milk would be able to satiate its thirst.

Pretni is also a type of vampire in Malaysia.  They are not the most common type of vampiric ghost in the culture of Malaysia since the stories really originated from India.  But compared to the description that Pretni dies on unexpected death, Malaysians believed that pretni are those who are wicked and doomed to live the rest of their days on Earth.


If at times that the Pretni cannot find any type of liquid to quench its thirst, the pretni will attack humans not only to drink their blood but also to devour their flesh.  The name of Pretni says to be originated from the pages of Sanskrit which means the female counterpart of Preta.

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