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demon

demon

demon A lesser spirit that intervenes in the physical world. Demons usually are associated with evil, but in pre-Christian and ...
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demoniac

demoniac

A demoniac is a person who becomes possessed by a DEMON. A demoniac undergoes a marked change in physical, mental, ...
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Devil

Devil

Devil Christianity's Prince of Supreme Evil. The Devil, or Satan, is not a god of Wiccans and Pagans. The associ- ...
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Gilles de Rais

Gilles de Rais

Gilles de Rais (Gilles de Retz) (1404–1440) Wealthy and distinguished French nobleman executed on charges of child murder, performances of ...
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Griffin-Demon

Griffin-Demon

griffin-demon An Assyrian guardian against evil spirits. The griffin-demon is a hybrid with a human body and bird head and ...
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Incantation bowl

Incantation bowl

incantation bowl A terra-cotta bowl inscribed with CHARMs or magical texts, used to trap or drive away DEMONs. Incantation bowls ...
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King Solomon

King Solomon

King Solomon (10th century B.C.E.) was the legendary king of the Israelites, son of David, builder of the Temple of ...
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Legion

Legion

A legion is a unit of DEMONs. There are 6,666 demons per legion. JOHANN WEYER cataloged demons, listing 72 princes ...
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Mary of Nemmegen

Mary of Nemmegen

Mary of Nemmegen A 16th-century fictional tale of a woman’s seduction by the DEVIL and her ultimate redemption and triumph ...
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Oppression

Oppression

oppression Demonic influence over a person that involves total domination of the victim’s will, either through a horrendous bombardment of ...
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Seal in Demonology

Seal in Demonology

seal In MAGIC, a symbol unique to a DEMON, ANGEL, or other occult force, used in rituals such as the ...
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Theophilus

Theophilus

Theophilus (ca. 53) Legendary monk who made a Pact with the devil. The story of Theophilus was popular during the ...
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Thomas Maillot

Thomas Maillot

Maillot, Thomas (16th century) French official who resisted entering into a PACT with the DEVIL in order to procure love, ...
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Yawning

Yawning

yawning In folklore, a means by which DEMONs can enter the body, and the soul can escape. The custom of ...
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