A mummy is a deceased animal or human whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold ,very low humidity,or lack of air. Mummies of humans and other animals have been found on every continent, both as a result of natural preservation through unusual condition, and as cultural artifacts.
In the supernatural, mummies are creatures that consume the fluids and vital organs of the living to regenerate their decomposed bodies and return to their living and fully empowered form; leaving the victim a desiccated skeletal husk. Said victims are often the unfortunate mortals who opened the scripture and/or book which resurrected the mummy. It is known that most mummies are that of royalty or high rank.