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  • The word probably comes from the Kongo word nzambi, which more or less means “spirit of a dead person.”

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  • Fearing detection if he left the sewers, the nzambi had to be extremely stealthy in order to acquire his nutritional fix: He would climb up through the sewage line, procure and eat the first brain in sight, zombify the victim, then maybe drag the undead body back into the sewers—or maybe not, depending on his mood.

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  • Come 1840, there were three train yards, where the nzambi could not only hide undetected but also find unsuspecting living humans to feed on.

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  • We know for certain that the boat the First—the original Liverpool nzambi—arrived in was called the SS Heartbeat.

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  • But the railroads boomed at the turn of the century, and it soon became more difficult for our nzambi to stay hidden, so when the Liverpool sewer system was completed in 1929, the First went underground, both literally and figuratively.

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  • Another is nzambi, the Kongo word meaning "spirit of a dead person."

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  • Weeks later, relatives of the supposedly deceased would witness their lost loved ones in a soporific malaise, working in the fields of wealthy landowners, and assume them to be nzambi

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  • "Zombi" is also the name of the voodoo snake god of Niger-Congo origin; it is akin to the Kongo word nzambi, which means "god."

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  • "Zombi" is also another name of the Vodou snake god Damballah Wedo, of Niger-Congo origin; it is akin to the Kongo word nzambi, which means "god".

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  • As that’s a vampirelike transformative maneuver, many have suggested that the Liverpool nzambi originated in the Balkans, but I chalk it up to an evolutionary kinship with the sewer bats.

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  • Usage on minkisi.

    October 13, 2009