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). Another trait that the nachzehrer, vetala, and pontianak have in common is that they were bloodthirsty. The nachzehrer was said to eat its own burial shroud and corpse before leaving the grave to consume their family while the vetala killed children ( Duszynski, 2018 ). A final similarity between the draugr, revenant, and nachzehrer is the way in which they were killed. The most effective way to kill these zombies was through decapitation or some form of destruction of the zombie’s head ( Duszynski, 2018 ). The differences between zombies show each culture’s unique view on zombie culture as a whole. Many of these differences appear in how the zombies act after they have become one. For instance, the draugr would feed on people’s flesh, but the revenants would come out of their graves to terrorize people, only to return to the graves when they had finished ( Duszynski, 2018 ). Even the term zombie has differences in use between cultures. The vetala and pontianak
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are not specifically classified as zombies like the other cultures, rather they are categorized as a demon and vampiric ghost, respectively ( Duszynski, 2018 ). The vetala seemed to be the most different from other forms of zombies. It was believed to be a separate entity that entered the
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