Angels, led by Lucifer Morning-star,
once best-beloved of God, now cast down into the Lake of
demons who concern themselves with humans at all, hate humans
for being (they suspect) favored by God over the angels.
Was not God's own Son born to a human woman?
demons wish to assert their rightful rule over all the earth,
crushing the upstart humans, and destroy their souls. The
demons want to make the humans worship them instead of their
Creator, offering corrupting gifts and pleasures as a reward
for that worship, at least at first.
has God ever given Man?" ask the demons. The demons
will raise them to their true place, or so they say. In
the hearts of many demons, that true place is as miserable
ants crawling beneath the rule of the demons.
demons see the potential in humans, and would either recruit
them as allies in the war against Heaven, or else wish to
dissect them in order to learn the secret of their power,
which is a reflection of God's power, since it was humans
and not demons who were created in his image.
Yet other demons wish to force the humans to revile themselves,
admit that they are as evil and corrupt as the demons themselves,
to prove that God doesn't really love them. In general,
demons hate any human they can't exterminate, or any angel
who remains unfallen, but even so, many demons retain a
perverse sense of honor, or perhaps, irony.
class of demons Pahuanui One of the demons of the sea in
demons of death. The name suggests a connection to the Greek
Charon and his Etruscan equivalent
graveyard demons of Tibet. They are portrayed as dancing
to a Tibetan legend, the two Citipatis were two ascetic
monks in their former life. Deep in meditation, they did
not realize that a thief cut off their heads and threw their
bodies in the mud. They changed into wrathful death spirits,
with vows of eternal vengeance. In the cemetry, the Citipati
are supposed to perform a skelleton ritual dance during
which they blow the Tibetan long horns. In most monasteries
the dance, symbolic of the cycle of life and death, is peformed
in the monastery cemetry once in summer und once in winter
by monks wearing masks.
Hungarian demon, and the opposite of Isten, the god of light.
Fene is also the name of the place where demons roam.
Akkadian demons of the underworld. They are responsible
for the abduction of the vegetation-god Damuzi (Tammuz)
to the realm of death.
Hisa-Me are female demons of death in the Japanese underworld.
Hunhau is the chief of demons and ruler of Mitnal. He is
probably a manifestation of the god Ah
Malaysia and western Indonesia, Jins are a race of demons.
Kihe-Wahine Kihe-Wahine is the Hawaiian patron goddess of
demons and lizards.