Strix

A strix is a nocturnal bird that preys on humans, feeding on blood much like a vampire. A strix may also be placated or diverted with the fresh raw meat of a cow, a pig or a sheep. Strixes make a terrible shriek shortly before attacking, which is employed as a diversion. The first strixes were said to be cannibals who betrayed the gods and were cursed into their birdlike forms. Strixes may resemble owls.

Related Terms

The irregular plural striges is also used in place of "strixes".

Further Info

Strixes

See Also

Stirge

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