c1000 Ælfric Lives Saints vii. 209 Animað…þa reðan wiccan, Seo þe ðus awent þurh wiccecræft manna mod.
c1000 Laws Cnut xxvi. (Lieberm.), Þæt se wodfreca werewulf to swyðe ne slite, ne to fela ne abite of godcundre heorde.
a1327 Pol. Songs (Camden) 238 Sathanas...Seyde on is sawe Gobelyn made is gerner Of gromene mawe.
c1384 Bible (Wycliffite, E.V.) (Douce 369(2)) (1850) Mark vi. 49 Thei, as thei syȝen him wandrynge on the see, gessiden for to be a fantum.
c1385 CHAUCER Legend Good Women Dido. 1295 This night my fadres gost Hath in my sleep so sore me tormented.
a1400 Cov. Myst. (Shaks. Soc.) 399 Blow flamys of fer to make hem to brenne, Mak redy ageyn we com to this demon.
c1400 (1380) Cleanness (Nero) l. 1560 Segges...þat wer wyse of wych-crafte & warlaȝes oþer.
1513 G. DOUGLAS tr. Virgil Æneid X. xi. 93 In diuers placis The wraithis walkis of goistis that ar deyd.
1552 R. HULOET Abcedarium Anglico Latinum, Hegges or nyght furyes, or wytches like unto old women…which do sucke the bloude of children in the nyght.
1605 J. SYLVESTER tr. G. de S. Du Bartas Deuine Weekes & Wks. II. i. 337 Insatiate Orque, that euen at one repast, Almost all creatures in the World would waste.
1610 P. HOLLAND tr. W. Camden Brit. II. 83 Some…doe affirme, that certaine men in this tract are yeerely turned into Wolves [margin. Wolf-men].
1713 tr. Arabian Nights I. 78 He perceiv'd that the Lady...was a Hogress, Wife to one of those Savage Demons call'd Hogres, who stay in remote places, and make use of a thousand wiles to surprize and devour Passengers.
1734 Trav. three English Gent. in Harl. Misc. (1745) IV. 358 These Vampyres are supposed to be the Bodies of deceased Persons, animated by evil Spirits, which come out of the Graves, in the Night-time, suck the Blood of many of the Living, and thereby destroy them.
1786 S. HENLEY tr. W. Beckford Vathek 124 All the stories of malignant Dives, and dismal Goules thronged into her memory.
1819 R. SOUTHEY Hist. Brazil III. xxxi. 24 Zombi, the title whereby he was called, is the name for the Deity, in the Angolan tongue.
1848 C. CROWE Night Side of Nature II. vi. 238 (heading) The poltergeist of the Germans, and possession.
1933 Variety 10 Jan. 15/4 Revival of the mummy comes comparatively early in the running time. The transformation of Karloff's Im-Ho-Tep from a clay-like figure in a coffin to a living thing is the highlight