The Strzyga

It is said that at times, someone can be born with two sets of teeth, two hearts and two souls. When they are cast out and die, their second soul, vengeful and corrupted, becomes a Strzyga: An owl-like demon that prowls the night, damned to survive only on human flesh and blood.

Since time immemorial, Poland has told stories of the Strzyga. But few know that the origins of this owl-like vampire may date back as early as the Roman and Greek tales of the Strix. Some even say that this beast may have haunted us since the dawn of time.

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