The Kimbundu people of Angola believe in a fast and agile vampiric demon named the. Kishi. Its true form has two heads appearing as a hyena with large teeth and powerful jaws on one side, a human face on the other .
It can shape-shift into a man and in that guise impregnate a woman. After she gives birth to its child, the kishi kills her and takes the offspring to raise in its home beneath the sea where the child becomes cannibalistic like its father.
The Kishi in human form is a preternaturally handsome man with a deep, piercing stare. The second head grows from the back of his skull which is the snarling face of a hyena.
A Kishi is a lesser form of rakshasa. They are deemed lesser in relative power and magical prowess – not in the ability harm others or inflict harm on communities. A Kishi can’t truly shapeshift with its animalistic features always present in the grotesque hyena face growing from the back of the head.
Kishis are very persuasive which helps entice others into doing evil deeds. Their handsome human face and charming words are boosted by a magical persuasion to weaken the will of a target or simply by looking upon them. Those that refuse to be seduced or corrupted are attacked. The kishi can quickly turn its head 180 degrees and unleash the bestial hyena aspect. If the victim attacked is killed, the corpse is usually left out in the open and partially eaten to spread terror.
Most Kishi live alone but move from village to village so the ruin thru have created doesn’t fall suspect that n them.
Although not compelled to kill, they find pleasure from it and prefer the flesh of humans to those of other creatures. If rare occasions when multiple Kishis cooperate together, they may pose as a gang of thieves, mercenaries or prostitutes or other socially low groups. Each Kishi in such a pack often try to gain leverage over the other in the hope of reincarnating sooner into a more powerful Rakshasa form.
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