Dujeduchengero

dujeduchengero, dujevoďengero - literally, with two souls – vampire.

According to traditional beliefs even shared by Slovak villagers, some people could be born with two "souls" – hearts.

Usually they can be recognised only after their apparent death, when one heart dies while the second one lives and allows "Two Souls" to come to life and suck blood from living beings. According to the practice common in wide cultural areas, the dujeduchengero had to be dug up from his grave and his heart had to be pierced with a picket, which would cause him to die for eternity and leave everyone in peace.

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