What is demon?

  • (noun): One of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief.
    Synonyms: devil, fiend, daemon, daimon
    See also — Additional definitions below


A demon is a supernatural, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, and folklore. The original Greek word daimon does not carry the negative connotation initially understood by implementation of the Koine δαιμόνιον (daimonion), and later ascribed to any cognate words sharing the root.

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Denshi Sentai Denziman - Characters - Vader Clan
... He had a personal rivalry with Banriki Demon King ... the battle between the Denzimen and Banriki Demon King and Omnipotent Demon Monse ... only turned into a shield once and that was to defend Queen Hedrian from an attack by Banriki Demon King ...
Dèmoni 2 - Plot Summary
... Several years after the demon outbreak of the first film, German television broadcasts a special dramatization of the events of that night ... Finding the lifeless corpse of a demon, one of the teens accidentally causes it to revive by its own blood ... Suddenly, the demon notices her, climbs through the television and attacks her ...
List Of Species In Magic: The Gathering - Demon
... The Demons are the largest and most vicious black-aligned creatures of Magic the Gathering and are often cast as the symmetrical opposites to angels ... twisted, horned faces, clawed limbs, and in many cases leathery wings, demons embody the suffering and evil desires of ordinary races ... Few wizards ever gain the power needed to summon and control a demon fewer still would want to, as they're known to exact a heavy price for their services, mechanically symbolised by heavy drawbacks, often ...
Demon - By Tradition - Bahá'í Faith
... In the Bahá'í Faith, demons are not regarded as independent evil spirits as they are in some faiths ... described in various faiths' traditions, such as Satan, fallen angels, demons, and jinns, are metaphors for the base character traits a human being may acquire and manifest when he ...
Kerzit - History
... Little is known about Kerzit's origins, except he is a minor demon lord (supposedly created by other, more powerful demon lords) bounded to the Tome of the Black Heart ... at the same time, sacrifices must be made to the demon if any of the tome's more powerful spells and rituals are to be accessed ...

More definitions of "demon":

  • (noun): Someone extremely diligent or skillful.
    Example: "He worked like a demon to finish the job on time"; "she's a demon at math"

Famous quotes containing the word demon:

    Some on commission, some for the love of learning, Some because they have nothing better to do Or because they hope these walls of books will deaden The drumming of the demon in their ears.
    Louis MacNeice (1907–1963)

    Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience; and casts light into the cavern through which he worked his cause up to the cheerful day.
    Margaret Fuller (1810–1850)

    Until, accustomed to disappointments, you can let yourself rule and be ruled by these strings or emanations that connect everything together, you haven’t fully exorcised the demon of doubt that sets you in motion like a rocking horse that cannot stop rocking.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)