Zombies, also known as vrykolakai, immortuos, lamia, nuntius and jiangshi, are undead creatures created through the reanimation of a corpse. They’re mindless, stinky, and only one goal: to feast on people's juicy, succulent brains.
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After Kamadeva, the god of love, was incinerated by Lord Shiva, his wife, Rati, carried his bow and arrow for him. But the pain upon his departure was felt so keenly that her soul song fled granting Kamadeva's weapon a dark power. Anyone with enchantment knowledge struck by grief could carve out their own soul song, allowing them to use the bow and arrow to rip people's hearts out turning into zombies.
Meenakshi, also known as Surpanakha, found this out and stole the bow and arrow with the help of Takshaka. The Sleeper gave her the idea to steal the amrita from the Ocean of Milk to make many stories like theirs immortal, but it was in a labyrinth containing serpents whose fire kills anything with a heartbeat.
- Zombie stereotypes are well-founded for the most part.
- Vrykolakas are actually more associated with vampires, not zombies.