The Philippine vampire. An Isneg legend tells how they came into existence. One day, several people were planting crops when one woman cut her finger. Another woman sucked the wound and discovered that she liked the taste of blood, and kept on sucking until she had completely drained the body. Soon, blood sucking replaced farming.



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