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Burying a corpse upside-down was widespread, as was placing earthly objects, such as scythes or sickles, near the grave to satisfy any demons entering the body or to appease the dead so that it would not wish to arise from its coffin.

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Piercing the skin of the chest was a way of "deflating" the bloated vampire.

This is similar to the practice of burying sharp objects, such as sickles, with the corpse, so that they may penetrate the skin if the body bloats sufficiently while transforming into a revenant.

The lugat cannot be seen, he can only be killed by the dhampir, who himself is usually the son of a lugat. One method of finding a vampire's grave involved leading a virgin boy through a graveyard or church grounds on a virgin stallion—the horse would supposedly balk at the grave in question.

In different regions, animals can be revenants as lugats; also, living people during their sleep. Evidence that a vampire was active in a given locality included death of cattle, sheep, relatives or neighbours.

Blood was often seen seeping from the mouth and nose when one was seen in its shroud or coffin and its left eye was often open.

The causes of vampiric generation were many and varied in original folklore.

In Slavic and Chinese traditions, any corpse that was jumped over by an animal, particularly a dog or a cat, was feared to become one of the undead.

A body with a wound that had not been treated with boiling water was also at risk.

A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of the living.

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