kon pray

Cambodian - A foetus used by a sorcerer. When a woman suffers a miscarriage, a sorcerer is called and he takes the foetus, deceiving the woman into thinking it has been disposed of in a jar thrown into a river. In fact, the foetus is retained, cooked and coloured black and varnished. Thereafter, it is the sorcerer's constant familiar and source of power, said to make its owner invulnerable. In some accounts, known as kon pray, khmoc pray or khmoc pray.

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