This vampire is in Mexican mythology. Any woman who dies during her first labor was believed to become a vampire. These creatures are also known as “Ciuapipiltin.
Catalina de los Rios y Lisperger (1604-1665) is a woman of infamy in Chile. She was a noblewoman, noted for her flaming red hair. Throughout her reign of cruelty and terror, she abused and murdered countless numbers.
Mexico is filled with fascinating mythology that stems far beyond the Aztecs. Unfortunately, with so much emphasis on the Aztec civilization, the old lore is long forgotten by much of the world, now only found in historic texts. One such legend is that of Ciupipiltin.