The earliest evidenced appearance of the word "cambion" in the sense of an offspring of two demons is in the 1818 French-Language Dictionnaire Infernal. The 1825 edition of that book has the following entry: CAMBION, -- Children of Demons. Delancre and Bodin believe that incubus demons can unite with succubus demons...

In the Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology the cambions are again said to be the direct offspring of the incubus and the succubus, foregoing any need for human involvement.

  • What question do you have that you haven't already answered for yourself here? It seems the book you cite answers your title well enough, no?
    – cmw
    Aug 4, 2022 at 3:40
  • Wikipedia suggests "cambion" was used as a word for changelings at least as early as the 13th century. These changelings were seen as sons of incubi demons, so that connection is still there (but no mention the mother is a succubus).
    – towr
    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:21
  • @towr Were these offspring demons or hybrids since there was no mention of a female demon? The 2 sources I quoted have mentioned born from 2 demons so I'm confused
    – Orionixe
    Aug 5, 2022 at 4:38
  • I'm not sure. I haven't looked at the cited source (and I can't read Latin anyway). The section on human-demon hybrids on the wikipedia page says that the hybrid meaning emerged in the late 19th century, though. So that would suggest that before that they were considered pure demons.
    – towr
    Aug 5, 2022 at 5:29
  • This reminds me of this question mythology.stackexchange.com/questions/10317/… Aug 15, 2022 at 16:19


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