Meaning of mantiyának



n. supernatural being which preys on newborn infants. It drinks the blood from childbirth and tries to get at the newborn baby’s liver. If the baby dies, he drinks the mother’s milk without her knowledge and kills her thereby. It is pictured the size of a baby, with horns and fangs, with long pointed ears, dirty brown in color and angular in features. It has the ability to walk, change its appearance, and make itself invisible.