The Pontianak (Demon Vampire) Mysteries

The Pontianak, Kuntilanak, Matianak or ‘Boentianak’ (as known in Indonesia, sometimes shortened to just kunti) is a type of vampire in Malay folklore and Indonesian mythology, similar to the Langsuir. Pontianak are women who died during childbirth and became undead, seeking revenge and terrorizing villages. The name ‘pontianak’ is reportedly a corruption of the Indonesian or Malay ‘perempuan mati beranak’, or ‘she who has died in childbirth’

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