Questions tagged [demons]

Questions pertaining to spirits from multiple cultures and mythologies. Most popularly seen as tormented souls that went to hell in Christianity.

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Can an Incubus and Succubus reproduce with each other?

I know these demons reproduce with humans, however can they reproduce with each other?
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Is Krampus really pagan?

Is Krampus really pagan in origin and not medieval Christian? A lot of people say that he is pagan and of Norse origin. A lot of people say that he is the son of Hel who is the goddess of Helheim in ...
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What creatures eat a humans life force?

Are there any creatures that eat, or drain a human's life force? Have tried googling but am not sure which creatures do.
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Is there any evidence of a Jewish demon named Khoyzek?

The Yiddish term khoyzek refers a "mockery" of something else. According to Dov Sadan (cited here) this word derives from Khoyzek a demon in Jewish folklore. I looked high and low and could ...
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Identifying Greco-Roman Mythology reference in Krazy Kat Kartoon

Some months ago I answered a question over on the Literature SE. The question was about a Krazy Kat strip from 1936. In the cartoon, Offisa Pupp takes a nap; he dreams that he meets Krazy and then ...
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Where can I find a detailed description of the Akuma?

I've been trying to find information on the Akuma, the fire demon of Japanese folklore, for a manga I'm writing. But all of the sources I went to didn't provide enough detail. And I fear that without ...
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Are there any older cases of exorcism in other mythology than the Abrahamic religions?

In the Gospel of luke, Jesus exorcises a multitude of demons who call themselves Legion into a herd of pigs which he then drove into a lake. 26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is ...
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What is the meaning of the inscriptions on Baphomet arms?

I refer to Latin words SOLVE and COAGULA on his arms. I understand literal translation of these words but it doesn't throw any light of the real designation and sacred meaning of them. All the ...
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Is it possible to hurt / Repel Demons and Ghosts with Really Salty Water

I have been watching Supernatural and other shows that include demons is it possible for salty water to effect demon, Ghost etc. or is it just grain of salt?
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(credible) Online Sources on Epiales, the Greek Spirit of Nightmares

I'm doing research for one of the stories I'm working on and found the Greek deity Epiales, the god/spirit of nightmares. I'm trying to implement him into a story as an antagonist to where he seeks to ...
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A monster made of many insects

The concept of a monster that presents as a single entity, but is composed of a multitude of worms, bugs, or insects can be found in many media. Examples of this type of monster include The Nightmare ...
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Satan and Angra Mainyu

Many people say that Satan(Lucifer's Devil side) completely originated from Ahriman. I don't know much about the Avesta of Zoroaster but is that true?
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Creatures known for excessive planning - demonic or evil favored

I'm looking for creatures that are mostly known for either acting very carefully planned or for providing well thought out plans to others. Specifically creatures that are demonic or otherwise of a ...
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what Monsters exist in African mythology?

I'm looking for information on Monsters from African folklore, preferably the ones that hurt, kill or eat people. I'm asking on here because google has very little
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If an angel can fall, can a demon rise?

My understanding is that archangel Lucifer was cast out of Heaven was because he refused to accept the humans and that was a sin in God's eyes. This tells us that angels can be bad. From what I'm ...
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Why did Vishnu rape Vrinda?

If Vishnu was the 'Supreme Personality of Godhead', why did he have to rape his sincere devotee Vrinda to defeat Jalandhar who was merely a demon who did not achieve any powerful boons? If Vishnu was ...
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What is the mythological status of the 'goethia' demons?

The 'goethia' is a list of numbered (Christian, as in rulers of hell) demons of which their benefits are documented (this one only speaks the truth in a magical circle, this one provides great riches, ...
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Why is salt used to get rid of ghosts and keep out demons?

I've been watching a lot of Supernatural, and I've been wondering. What is it with salt? They keep bringing up that one needs to salt and burn the bones. Also, salt is used to repel ghosts. This isn't ...
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