In southern Togo and Ghana the Ewe people fear a vampire that takes the shape of a firefly. The Adze enters a home through a keyhole while the inhabitants are sleeping. It prefers the blood of children especially infants. The Adze will also drink palm oil or coconut milk if it can’t find a supply of innocent blood. Sometimes an Adze will deplete a village’s entire supply.
Although tiny, the Adze inflicts a great deal of damage. It often kills children by draining them completely of blood. It also carries diseases that can infect the entire family.In firefly form the Adze is indestructible. No magic or net or insecticide can keep the Adze away from its victims. If captured, the Adze reverts to its human form. This is the only time in can be destroyed. The Adze, however, is remarkably agile and they are not often captured.