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List of Gods : "demon"   (200++ records)

NameOriginDescription
Demon name
"Aesma Daeva"
Persia 'Fury'. demon of lust and anger. Gets very angry at cows. Persia
Demon name
"Polunocnica"
Ukranian 'Lady Midnight'. A demoness said to frighten children at night. She seems to have originally been the third Zorya of midnight with sisters dawn and Sunset. Ukranian
Goddess name
"Camunda"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA. The name is said to be a contraction of the names of the demonic beings Camda and Munda killed by her. She is also recognized among the SAPTAMATARA and ASTAMATARA mothers as well as sometimes being regarded as a NAVASAKTI. She stands variously on a lion, an owl and a corpse. Attributes: a large and varied assortment of objects are held. Three-eyed. Also YAMI.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. She stands upon a corpse. Color: red. Attributes: cup and knife....
Demon name
"Hayagriva (horse neck)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) The most significant minor incarnation of the god VIS'NU. He probably originated as a horse god and later became an avatara associated with wisdom and knowledge. At the behest of BRAHMA, Hayagriva rescued the Vedas, stolen by two demons, from the bottom of the primeval ocean. Depicted in human form with the head of a horse and, according to the texts, eight hands. Attributes: Book (Veda), horse's mane and rosary. Also the attributes of Vis'nu. Also Hayasirsa, Vadavavaktra.(2) Patron god of horses. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire, he is considered to be an emanation of AKSOBHYA or AMITABHA. His SAKTI is MARICI. Color: red. Attributes: horse heads, staff and trident, but also arrow, ax, banner, bow, club, flames, flower, image of Aksobhya or Amitabha on the crown, lotus, noose, prayer wheel, skin, snakes, sword and trident. Three-eyed....
Demon name
"Eurydamas"
Greek 1. A son of Irus and demonassa, was one of the Argonauts. Apollonius Rhodius calls him a son of Ctimenus. 2. One of the suitors of Penelope, who was killed by Odysseus. Greek

"Demonassa"
Greek 1. The wife of Irus, and mother of Eurydamas and Eurytion. (Argonautica) 2. A daughter of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, was the wife of Thersander, by whom she became the mother of Tisamenus. 3. The mother of Aegialus by Adrastus. Greek
Demon name
"Astfgl"
Discworld A demon Lord, king of Hell, and his modern, go-ahead attitude is driving the other demons to distraction. Discworld
Demon name
"Flauros"
Christian A Great Duke of Hell who gives true answers of all things past, present and future, but he must be first commanded to enter a magic triangle for if not he will lie, deceive the conjurer, and beguile him in other business. Christian demonology
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Demon name
"Focalor"
Christian A Great Duke of Hell who kills men, drowns them, and overthrows warships and has power over wind and sea and hoped to return to heaven after one thousand years, but he was deceived in his hope. Focalor is depicted as a man with the wings of a griffin. Christian demonology
Demon name
"Raum"
Christian / Gnostic A Great Earl of Hell, ruling thirty legions of demons.
Demon name
"Forneus"
Christian A Great Marquis of Hell, and has twenty-nine legions of demons under his rule. He teaches Rhetoric and languages, gives men a good name, and makes them be loved by their friends and foes. He is depicted as a sea-monster. Christian demonology
Demon name
"Bi-har"
Buddhist / Tibet A Guardian deity that protects against demons
Demon name
"Pasowee"
Loony A Jezebel or Aheb demon in the guise of the queen Of heaven. Loony
Demon name
"Furcas"
Christian A Knight of Hell, and rules twenty legions of demons. He teaches Philosophy, Astronomy, Rhetoric, Logic, Chiromancy and Pyromancy. He is depicted as a cruel old man with a long beard and hairy head, riding a pale horse. Christian demonology
Demon name
"Chemosh"
Moabite A Moabite demon.
Demon name
"Bechard aka Bechaud"
Hebrew A demon having power over the winds and the tempests. He makes hail, thunder and Rain. Unk
Demon name
"Babael"
Hebrew A demon known as the Keeper of Graves.
Demon name
"Kingu"
Akkadia A demon mentioned in the creation epic
Demon name
"Bune"
Unk A demon of death and Grand Duke of the infernal regions. He removes corpses, haunts cemeteries, and marshals the demons around the places of the dead. He has been depicted as a three-headed dragon, the heads being respectively those of a dog, griffin and man. Unk
Demon name
"Balban"
Hebrew A demon of delusion. Hebrew
Demon name
"Buer"
Unk A demon of the second order and has the form of a star, though sometimes depicted with the head of a lion and the feet of a goat. He appears when the Sun is in Sagittarius. Unk
Demon name
"Fene"
Hungarian A demon oppososed to light and an inventor of unusual contraptions and devices. Fene is also the name of the place where demons roam. Hungarian
Demon name
"Balan"
Hebrew A demon said to be high in the monarchy. The demon of finesse and ruses. Also a prince of hell. Hebrew
Demon name
"Ghoul"
Persian A demon that feeds on the dead. Persian
Demon name
"Bat horin"
Jewish A demon which brings diseases of the eye to one who does not wash his hands after meals. Jewish folklore
Demon name
"Euronomus"
Greek A demon who ate the flesh of corpses. Greek
Demon name
"Sankhasura"
Hindu A demon who warred against the gods, stole the Vedas and hid them at the bottom of the sea. They were rescued by Vishnu in the form of a fish. Hindu
Demon name
"Kesi"
India A demon with and was defeated by Indra. In the Puranas, a Daitya who took the form of a horse and attacked Krishna, but was killed that hero's thrusting his arm into his jaws and rending him asunder. India
Demon name
"Dobrochot"
Russian A demon, especially a domestic spirit. Russian
Demon name
"Digawina"
Melanesian  A demoness who steals food and stuffs it into her enormous vagina.
Demon name
"Ahlmakoh"
Islands A demoniac wood-spirit. His nasal mucus plays an important part in rituals and is valued as an amulet for invulnerability. Vancouver Islands
Demon name
"Ordog"
Christian A demonic creature from Hungarian mythology. It personifies the dark aspects of the world. Later it is identified with the Christian devil.
Demon name
"Stuhac"
Serbian A demonic mythical creature in Serbian mythology.
Demon name
"Neuralger"
Discworld A female demon which comes to men in their dreams and has a headache. They are usually summoned by mistake, by demonologists who were expecting a succubus. Discworld
Demon name
"Lama"
Acadia A feminine benevolent protective demon that later became the half man and half bull guardian of palace entrances
Demon name
"Ambika"
Hindu A feminine personification of Parvati in Hindu mythology who could transform herself into the fearsome Kali and kill demons with a supersonic hum. Hindu
Demon name
"K'daai Yakut"
Siberia A fire demon and the father of smiths and iron workers. Siberia
Demon name
"K'daai"
Yakut / Siberia A fire demon that originated working in wrought iron
Demon name
"Chac Uayab Xoc"
Maya A fish god known as the great demon shark
Demon name
"Candesvari aka Candika"
Nepal A form of Durga or Gauri, the Consort of Siva; she is one of the astamatrka and the navadurga who destroyed her demonic offspring. Nepal
Demon name
"Bar-Lgura"
Semitic A gargoyle type demon said to sit on the roofs of houses and leap on the inhabitants. People so afflicted were called d'baregara. Semitic
Demon name
"Div"
Turkish A giant demon or a fiend of gigantic size, and ugly, really ugly. Turkish
Demon name
"Kabrakan"
Mayan A giant demon that causes earthquakes and makes mountains disappear Mayan
Demon name
"Bishamon-Ten/ Bishamontenno/ Tiamontennu"
Japan A god of wealth & protector of human life that chases demons
Demon name
"Tiamontennu"
Maya A god of wealth who protected of human life by chasing away demons. Maya
Demon name
"En"
Iltyrain A god who was demoted a demon by the Christians
Demon name
"Guinechen"
Araucanian A god whose fights with Pillan the thunder-god and Guecufu king of the demons keeps the universe in equilibrium. Araucanian
Goddess name
"Grahamatrka"
Buddhist A goddess whose name means demon mother
Angel name
"Grigori"
Jewish A group of fallen angels told of in Biblical apocrypha who mated with mortal women, giving rise to a race of hybrids known as the Nephilim, who are described as giants. Jewish demonology
Demon name
"Asuras"
Hindu / Vedic A group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as demons. They were opposed to the devas. Hindu / Vedic
Demon name
"Lamia"
s A hag or demon. Keats's Lamia is a serpent which had assumed the form of a beautiful woman, beloved by a young man, and gets a soul.
Demon name
"Namtaru"
Mesopotamia A hellish deity, god of death, and the messenger of An, Ereshkigal, and Nergal, considered responsible for diseases and pests. It was said that he commanded sixty diseases in the form of demons that could penetrate different parts of the human body. Mesopotamia
Demon name
"Svyatogor"
Slavic A hero who fought the demon nightingale, a bird-headed human whose weapons were hurricanes. Slavic
Demon name
"Botis"
Hebrew A horrid viper, but when commanded, assumes a human shape, with large teeth and horns. He bears a sharp sword in his hand, discerns past, present and future, and reconciles friends and foes. One of the three demons in the service of Agaliarept. Hebrew
Demon name
"Biffant"
France A little-known demon, chief of a legion who was said to have entered the body of Denise de la Caille and who was obliged to sign with his claws the proces verbal of exorcisms. France
Demon name
"Bush-asp"
Parsi A long handed demon who lulls men to sleep then attacks them. Parsi
Demon name
"Blue Goblin"
Carnarvonshire A malevolent demon in Carnarvonshire.
Demon name
"Carreau"
Roman A mercilessness demon and prince of the Powers.
Demon name
"Glasya-Labolas"
Christian A mighty President of Hell who commands thirty-six legions of demons. He teaches all arts and sciences just in an instant. He is the author and captain of manslaughter and bloodshed, tells all things past and to come, gains the minds and love of friends and foes causing love among them if desired, incites homicides and can make a man invisible. Christian demonology
Demon name
"Kirmira"
India A monster, brother of Vaka. He opposed the entrance of the Pandavas into the Kamyaka Forest, and threatened that he would eat Bhima. A furious combat ensued, in which Bhima and he hurled large trees at each other, but the demon was at length strangled and had all his bones broken by Bhima. India
Demon name
"Li No Cha"
China A monstrous Immortal with three heads, eight arms and nine eyes was sent down to earth by the Jade Emperor to defeat a plague of demons. China
Angel name
"Black Angels"
Islamic A name used for the fallen angels and are generally considered demons. Islamic
Angel name
"Furfur"
Christian A powerful Great Earl of Hell, being the ruler of twenty-six legions of demons. He is a liar unless compelled to enter a magic triangle; then he gives true answers to every questions speaking with a rough voice. Furfur causes love between a man and a woman, creates storms and tempests, thunders, lightning and blasts, and teaches on secret and Divine things. He is depicted as a hart or winged hart, and also as an angel. Christian demonology
Demon name
"Kuvalaswa"
India A prince of the Solar race, who had 21,000 sons. Attended by his sons he attacked the great Asura, Dhundhu, who lived in a sea of sand, and harassed the devotions of the pious sage Uttanka. They unearthed the demon and slew him. India
Demon name
"Imp"
Greek A puny demon or spirit of mischief.
Demon name
"Lilith"
Jewish A rather startling young lady started out as a wife & became a demoness
Goddess name
"Sarasvati"
Hindu A sacred river in the Vedas, and as a river goddess she was often invoked to bestow vitality, renown. She is described as moving along a golden path and destroying the demon Vritra. Hindu
Demon name
"Ahi"
Hindu A serpent aka Vritra, the Vedic demon of drought. Hindu
Archangel name
"Aeshma"
Persian A small hairy demon able to make men perform cruel acts. One of seven archangels of the Persians. Persian
Demon name
"Alcmaeon"
Greek A son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, and brother of Amphilochus, Eurydice, and demonassa. (Apollodorus iii) His mother was induced by the necklace of Harmonia, which she received from Polyneices, to persuade her husband Amphiaraus to take part in the expedition against Thebes.
Demon name
"Thestius"
Greek A son of Ares and demonice or Androdice, and, according to others, a son of Agenor and a grandson of Pleuron, the king of Aetolia. Greek
Demon name
"Xbalanque"
Mayan A son of Hun-Hunahpu and Xquic, the daughter of one of the lords of the underworld. His twin is Hunahpu. Together, the twins outwitted arrogant demons, their jealous half-brothers and the lords of the underworld. Mayan
Demon name
"Eurytion"
Greek A son of Irus and demonassa, and a grandson of Actor, is mentioned among the Argonauts. (Argonautica) According to others he was a son of Actor, and he is also called Eurytus. (Apollodorus i) When Peleus was expelled from his dominions, he fled to Eurytion and married his daughter Antigone but in shooting at the Calydonian boar, Peleus inadvertently killed his father-in-law, (Apollodorus iii)
Demon name
"Pradyumna"
Hindu A son of Krishna and Rukmini who, as a baby, was abducted by the demon Sambara and cast into the sea and swallowed by a fish. The fish was caught and opened and the child was found inside. He was given to a woman in Sambara's house to raise. Narada informed her about the true identity of the child. When Pradyumna grew up, he battled the demon Sambara, defeated him. Pradyumna was later killed in a drunken brawl in his father's court at Dwaraka. Hindu
Demon name
"Mazikeen or Shedeem"
Arabian A species of beings in Jewish mythology exactly resembling the Arabian Jinn or genii, and said to be the agents of magic and enchantment. When Adam fell, says the Talmud, he was excommunicated for 130 years, during which time he begat demons and spectres; for, it is written, "Adam lived 130 years and (i.e. before he) begat children in his own image". Genesis v
Demon name
"Golab"
Christian A spirit of wrath and sedition and an adversary of the seraphim. Christian demonology
Demon name
"Gusion"
Christian A strong Great Duke of Hell, and rules over forty legions of demons. He tells all past, present and future things, shows the meaning of all questions that are asked to him, reconciles friends, and gives honour and dignity. He is depicted as a baboon. Christian demonology
Demon name
"Bir"
India A very malignant village demon. India
Demon name
"Abigor"
Christian A warrior demon who commands sixty legions and a Grand Duke of Hell. Can fortell future and give military advice.
Demon name
"Wihmunga"
Canada A witch, or a female demon. First Nations
Demon name
"Addanc aka adanc"
Welsh Addane, afanc, avanc, abhac, abac, a lake monster that also appears in Celtic and British folklore. It is described alternately as resembling a crocodile, beaver or dwarf, and is sometimes said to be a demon. The lake in which it dwells also varies; it is variously said to live in Llyn Llion, Llyn Barfog, near Brynberian Bridge or in Llyn yr Afanc, a lake in Betws-y-Coed that was named after the creature. Welsh
Goddess name
"Lha Mo"
Lamaism Afemale demon who converted to a goddess of Lamaism.
Demon name
"Agares / Aguares"
Greek Agares aka Aguares devil. Wierius' hierarchy states Agares is the demon of courage Grand Duke of the eastern regions of Hell, commander of thirty-one legions.
Demon name
"Apep"
Egypt Aka Apepi, Apophis. demon enemy of the Sun this huge serpent caused storms and eclipses and ate the Sun at evening. Rules over: darkness, storm, night, the underworld, death, eclipses. Egypt
Demon name
"Aim"
Christian Aka Haborym, Aym, is a fire demon and a duke of hell, who commands 26 legions. He appears holding a torch and riding a viper and he has 3 heads: a serpent, a man, and a cat.
Demon name
"Xibalba"
Mayan Also known as Xibalba or Xibalbay, is a dangerous underworld ruled by the demons Vucub Caquix and Hun Came. The road to it is said to be steep, thorny and very forbidding. Mayan
Demon name
"Abdiel"
Arabic An Arabic demon said to be the lord of slaves and slavery. His name is derived from the Arabic word 'Abd', meaning 'slave'.
Demon name
"Dano"
Indian An Indian demon who is similar to the Bir.
Demon name
"Gamaliel"
Jewish An adversary of the cherubim serving under Lilith, the demon of debauchery. Jewish
Demon name
"Buyasta"
Persian An ancient Persian demon of laziness who tries to prevent people from working. He is one of the Daevas.
Angel name
"Gazarniel"
Jewish An angel of flame of fire who tried to wound Moses when he dropped in to heaven for a coffee. Moses defeated Gazarniel by pronouncing the Holy Name consisting of 12 letters. Jewish demonograpy
Angel name
"Gmial"
Christian An angelic traffic warden of the seven celestial halls. Christian demonology
Goddess name
"Chamunda"
Hindu An emanation from the forehead of the goddess Durga to encounter the demons Chanda and Munda. Hindu
Demon name
"Honoyeta"
New Guinea An enormous snake demon who brought mortality to human beings. Papua New Guinea
Demon name
"Buta"
Indonesian An evil demon with hooked teeth. Indonesian
Demon name
"Kuvalayapida"
Hindu An immense elephant, or a demon in elephantine form, belonging to Kansa, and employed by him to trample the boys Krishna and Balarama to death. The attempt failed and the elephant was killed. Hindu
Demon name
"Delhan"
Arabic An ostrich riding demoniacal being who inhabits the islands of the seas who eats the flesh of shipwrecked seamen. Arabic
Demon name
"Aesma"
Persian An outrageous and assaulting demon, whose name has been thought to be reflected as Asmodaeus in the Book of Tobit. Persian
Demon name
"Nathum"
Etruscan An underworld demon or fury. Etruscan
Demon name
"Katavi Ntamwezi"
Tanzania And in a demonic being who is chief of the water-spirits Tanzania
Demon name
"Garuda (the devourer)"
Hindu / Vedic Archaic Sun god and Divine vehicle. Originally depicted as a solar deity, Garuda evolved into a bird-like human hybrid who became the deified mount of VIS'NU. Also a chief adversary of nagas (snake-like demons), which he devours. In early depictions Garuda has a parrot's beak. Said to have been born from an egg, the son of Vinata and KASYAPA. Epithets include Amrtaharana, Garutman, Tarksya. Attributes: conch, club, lotus and nectar, but may also bear the attributes of Vis'nu.(2) Mount or vahana of VAJRAPANI. Buddhist. Attributes: flower, horse-head, noose, skin and staff. Three-eyed and three-headed....
Demon name
"Magog and Gog"
Hebrew Are variously presented as men, supernatural beings (giants or demons), national groups, or lands. Gog and Magog occur widely in mythology and folklore.
Demon name
"Astaroth aka Ashtaroth"
Semitic Astarot, a Grand Duke of Hell; his main assistants are four demons called Aamon, Pruslas, Barbatos and Rashaverak. Semitic
Planet name
"Sukra (bright)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Astral god. The personification of the planet Venus and the tutor of the demons. He may, on occasion, be represented as female, owing to the fact that he was once made to swallow his attendant Kaca and then restore him to life. Color: white. Rides in a golden or silver chariot drawn by eight or ten horses. Attributes: Book, prayer wheel, purse, staff, treasure and waterjar....
Demon name
"Zouchou Ten"
Japan Attended by demons, is one of the sixteen heavenly deities protecting Hannya. Japan
Demon name
"Kurma"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic Avatar of Visnu. In the form of a tortoise he placed himself at the bottom of the sea of milk, and made his back the base or pivot of the mountain Mandara. The gods and demons twisted the great serpent Vasuki round the mountain' and, dividing into two parties, each took an end of the snake as a rope, and thus churned the sea until they recovered the desired objects. Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Demon name
"Baal"
Assyrian Baal is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning "master" or "lord" that is used for various gods, spirits and demons particularly of the Levant, cognate to Assyrian belu.
Demon name
"Belphegor aka Belphegore"
Moabite Baalphegor. demon of discovery, invention, and riches. Moabite
Demon name
"Bathym aka Bathim"
Greek Bathin, Marthin. One of the three demons in the service of Fleuretty. Duke of the Infernal regions he has the appearance of a robust man but his body ends in a serpent's tail. He is well versed in the virtues of herbs and precious stones according to Wierius. He is able to transport men from one place to another with wondrous speed. He commands thirty legions. One of the 72 spirits of Solomon.
Goddess name
"Armkis [Greek]"
Egypt / Upper Birth goddess. Minor deity with cult centers in lower Nubia and at Elephantine. She is variously the daughter of RE, and of KHNUM and SATIS. Anukis lives in the cataracts of the Lower Nile. Her portrait appears in the Temple of Rameses II at Beit-et-Wali where she suckles the pharaoh, suggesting that she is connected with birth and midwifery, but she also demonstrates a malignant aspect as a strangler (see HATHOR). Her sacred animal is the gazelle. Depicted anthropomorphically wearing a turban (modius) with ostrich feathers. Also Anuket (Egyptian)....
Goddess name
"Khon-Ma"
Tibetan Chthonic goddess. Ruler of a horde of demons who live in the earth and who may infest houses. She is depicted typically wearing yellow robes and with attributes including a golden noose. Her vehicle is a ram. To guard against her influence, a ram's skull is hung from the doorpost of a dwelling and filled with offerings....
Demon name
"Uma"
Hindu Consort of Siva, famous for her defeat of the army of Chanda and Munda, two demons. She is represented as holding the head of Chanda in one of her four hands, and trampling on Munda. The heads of the army., strung into a necklace, adorn her body, and a girdle of the same surrounds her waist. Hindu
Goddess name
"Gabjauja"
Pre - Christian Lithuanian corn goddess. She was degraded to an evil demonic presence after Christianization....
Demon name
"Hiranyagarbha"
Hindu Creator god identified in the Rig Veda, the demon king who proclaimed himself king of the universe Hindu / Vedic
Demon name
"Teharon(hiawagon) (he who holds heaven in his hands)"
Mohawk Indian / USA / Canada Creator god. He engendered the world and all living things and is invoked by shamans to provide good health and prosperity. His adversary is the demonic figure Tawiskaron, symbolizing darkness....
Demon name
"Danavas"
India Danava. An ancient name for demons. Half Divine / half demonic beings. India
Demon name
"Dives aka Divs"
Arab Deevs. demons of Persian mythology. According to the Koran, they are ferocious and gigantic spirits under the sovereignty of Eblis.
Demon name
"Kigatilik"
Inuit Delightful fanged demon who has no love of priests Inuit
Demon name
"Eriskegal aka Erishkigal"
Babylon / Allatu demon queen of Seduction and Undeath, Mistress of Succubi. Babylon / Allatu
Demon name
"Barqu"
Unk demon in whose keeping was the secret of the Philosopher's Stone. Unk
Demon name
"Kingu"
Akkadia demon mentioned in the creation epic Akkadia
Demon name
"Asmodeus,"
Talmud demon of Matrimonial Unhappiness. Another name for Asmodeus, Prince of demons, who slew the seven husbands of Sara. Talmud
Planet name
"Bifrons"
Unk demon of astronomy, geometry, and other such sciences, planetary influences. He often takes the form of a man. He is acquainted with the virtues of herbs, precious stones and plants. He can transport corpses from one place to another. It is he who lights the strange corpse lights above the tombs of the dead. Unk
Demon name
"Ke'lets Chukchee"
Siberia demon of death Siberia
Demon name
"Agas"
Iran demon of illness, especially the eyes. Iran
Demon name
"Lamatsu"
Akkadia demon of the South-west wind bringing droughts, famines and locusts. Akkadia
Demon name
"Balaam"
Hebrew demon preoccupied with avarice and greed. Hebrew
Demon name
"Alauwaimis"
Hittite demon who drives away evil and sickness Hittite
Demon name
"Hiranyakasipu"
India demon who held the earth prisoner, under flood waters. India
Demon name
"Kaiamunu"
New Guinea demon who plays a large part in initiation ceremony for boys Papua New Guinea
Demon name
"Tarpatassis"
Hittite demon who staves off sickness and grants long, healthy life. Hittite
Goddess name
"Candi"
India demon-destroying form of the Hindu goddess Sakti. India
Angel name
"Metatron"
Jewish demon / angel of countenance and custodian of strength, OK Jewish
Demon name
"Ljubi"
Albania demoness who could cause drought on less a virgin was sacrificed to her Albania
Goddess name
"Harti"
Japan / China demoness whom Buddha converted to a goddess who protects children instead of eating them. Japan / China
Demon name
"Mahr"
Germanic demonic being similar to an Alp germanic / Slavic
Demon name
"Guta"
Hungary demonic being who who beats his victims to death. Hungary
Demon name
"Gnomes"
Pan-European demonic beings who inhabit woods, mountains and water. Pan-European
Demon name
"Korybantes"
Asia Minor demonic companions of Kybele Asia Minor /
Demon name
"Idlirvirisong"
Inuit demonic cousin of the Sun Inuit
Demon name
"Pancanana"
Hindu / Puranic demonic deity. Regarded as a form of the god SI IVA possessing five faces, each face having three eyes. Depicted with the naked body of an ascetic, wearing a necklace of snakes. Shrines symbolize the god with a stone, its top painted red and usually placed beneath a tree. Pancanana is worshiped extensively in Hindu villages throughout Bengal where women make invocations and anoint the stones, particularly when sickness strikes. There is a belief that children in the throes of epilepsy have been seized by the god....
Demon name
"Mahisa"
Hindu demonic god Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Vrtra"
Hindu / Vedic demonic god of chaos. A primordial being who existed before the formation of the cosmos and who was slain by the mother goddess SARASVATI....
Demon name
"Immat"
Kafir / Afghanistan demonic god. A deity to whom sacrifices were addressed in the Ashkun villages of southwestern Kafiristan. Legend has it that Immat carries off twenty virgin daughters every year. A festival includes blood sacrifice and dances by twenty carefully selected young priestesses....
Goddess name
"Mahisa (buffalo)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic demonic god. Depicted most frequently in the form of a buffalo, but he also confounds the gods by changing himself into many other animal guises. He is eventually slain by the goddess DEVI in the form of MAHISASURAMARDINI....
Demon name
"Bali"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic demonic god. Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Demon name
"Bali"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic demonic god. The son of Virocana, his power was removed by VIS'NU in his avatara of VAMANA....
Demon name
"Wahini-Hal"
Polynesian demonic mother figure who sneaked through the night stealing and eating small children. Polynesian
Demon name
"Wahini Hai"
Polynesia demonic mother figure who steals and eats small children. Polynesia
Demon name
"Ekimmu"
Babylonian demons that infest the graves. Babylonian
Demon name
"Catabolignes"
Greek demons who liked to break and crush magicians and sorcerers.
Demon name
"Dimme"
Sumeria Female demon of fever and and diseases of infants. There were seven evil spirits of this kind, who were apparently regarded as being daughters of Anu, the god of the heavens. Sumeria
Demon name
"Kukuth"
Albania Female demon of sickness. Albania
Demon name
"Kulshedra"
Albania Female demonic individual in who may be either an enormous hag with pendulous breasts and / or a dragon like monster who spits fire Albania
Demon name
"Lama"
Acadia Feminine benevolent protective demon who later became the half man and half bull guardian of palace entrances Acadia
Demon name
"Nevertheless"
Hebrew Few if any Biblical uses of "Baal" refer to Hadad, the lord over the assembly of gods on the holy mount of heaven, but rather refer to any number of local spirit-deities worshipped as cult images, each called baal and regarded as an "idol". Therefore, in any text using the word baal it is important first to determine precisely which god, spirit or demon is meant.
Demon name
"Chac Uayab Xoc"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Fish god. Known as the “great demon shark,” he feeds on the bodies of drowned fishermen, but also provides catches....
Demon name
"Nataraja (lord of the dance)"
Hindu / Puranic Form of the god SI IVA. Emerging from AD 1200 onward, this form depicts SI iva as “lord of the dance” ringed by fire and with one foot on a demon in the form of a black dwarf. Nataraja arguably epitomizes the moving power in the cosmos. Largely seen in southern Indian bronzes which display the dance-form anandatandava....
Goddess name
"Khandsba"
Hindu / late Form of the god SI IVA. Khandoba is believed to have emerged as a deity with a distinct cultic following no earlier than the thirteenth or fourteenth century, mainly in western India and centered on Jejuri, near Poona. The god is generally regarded as one of several martial forms which SI iva took to combat demons. His consort is the goddess MHALSA, considered to be a form of PARVATI. He is depicted bearing four arms and is usually mounted on a horse, but may also be accompanied by a dog. Attributes: bowl, drum, sword and trident. Also Makhari; Mallari; Martland....
Goddess name
"Mahisasuramardini (slayer of the buffalo demon)"
Hindu / Puranic Form of the goddess DEVI. Appearing from the fourth century AD onward, this goddess is a DURGA form of Devi. She possesses up to twelve arms holding an assortment of weapons and may be seated on a lion. According to legend, the form arose in response to the threat from the demonic MAHISA who was eventually slain by the goddess Devi with his own sword. Attributes: ax, banner, bell, bow, club, conch, drum, hook, lizard, mirror, noose, prayer wheel, shield, sword, staff and trident. Three-eyed....
Demon name
"Foras aka Forcas"
Christian Forrasis, a powerful Great President of Hell who teaches logic and ethics, the virtues of all herbs and precious stones, can make a man witty, eloquent, invisible, live long and discover treasures and recover lost things. Christian demonology
Demon name
"Hun Hau"
Mayan God of death and the Head of demons. Mayan
Demon name
"Verbti"
Albania God of fire His name means "blind one". In Albanian folklore he has perfect hearing and an aversion to obscene language and corruption. With Christianization he was reviled as a demon and associated with hell. Albania
Supreme god name
"Bagisht"
Kafir / Afghanistan God of flood waters and prosperity. The son of the supreme goddess DISANI, conceived when she was raped from behind by an obscure demonic entity in the shape of a ram who violated her while she was milking cows by a lakeside. Bagisht is said to have been born in the current of the Prasun river whereupon the turbulent waters became smooth-flowing and parted to allow the infant to reach the bank. There seem to have been no elaborate sanctuaries but rather an abundance of simple shrines always placed close to water. The god was celebrated at the main festivals of the Kafir agricultural year and received sacrificial portions of meat. Also Opkulu....
Spirit name
"Agathos Daimon (good demon)"
Greco - Roman God of fortune. Known locally from Alexandria and depicted in the form of a snake. May have originated as an androgynous fertility spirit, but later becomes identified as the consort of Agathe Tyche (see TYCHE). Libations were made regularly to this deity after meals and he was regarded as a friendly household guardian....
Demon name
"Shong-Kui"
Taoist / Chinese God of literature. According to tradition he committed suicide when he failed in his examinations. Also a guardian deity against demons, his attribute is a sword....
Demon name
"Chung K'uei"
Taoist / Chinese God of the afterlife. He belongs to the heavenly “ministry of exorcism” and, though not the most senior (he is subservient to CHANG TAO LING), is probably the most popular within the category. He was originally a mortal working as a physician in the eighth century AD. He is depicted with a fearsome face, said to be so terrible that it can drive away any demonic spirit who dares to oppose him. He is engaged in combat using a sword and a fan on which is written a magical formula to ward off evil. Symbolic peaches are suspended from his hat and a bat circles his head representing happiness....
Goddess name
"NINURTA (lord plough)"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian / Iraq God of thunderstorms and the plough. Ninurta is the Sumerian god of farmers and is identified with the plough. He is also the god of thunder and the hero of the Sumerian pantheon, closely linked with the confrontation battles between forces of good and evil that characterize much of Mesopotamian literature. He is one of several challengers of the malignant dragon or serpent Kur said to inhabit the empty space between the earth's crust and the primeval sea beneath. Ninurta is the son of Enlil and Ninhursaga a, alternatively Ninlil, and is the consort of Gula, goddess of healing. He is attributed with the creation of the mountains which he is said to have built from giant stones with which he had fought against the demon Asag. He wears the horned helmet and tiered skirt and carries a weapon Sarur which becomes personified in the texts, having its own intelligence and being the chief adversary, in the hands of Ninurta, of Kur. He carries the double-edged scimitar-mace embellished with lions' heads and, according to some authors, is depicted in nonhuman form as the thunderbird lmdugud (sling stone), which bears the head of a lion and may represent the hailstones of the god. His sanctuary is the E-padun-tila. Ninurta is perceived as a youthful warrior and probably equates with the Babylonian heroic god Marduk. His cult involved a journey to Eridu from both Nippur and Girsu. He may be compared with Is”kur, who was worshiped primarily by herdsmen as a storm god....
Demon name
"Maru"
Polynesian / Maori God of war. One of the important deities revered by Maori clans in New Zealand in times of war, he may be represented in totems as an aggressive face with a prominent tuft of hair, staring eyes and tongue protruding, though these totems generally represent ancestors rather than deities. Maru may be invoked in the familiar Maori war dances and chants demonstrated popularly by the All Blacks before rugby matches all over the world....
Demon name
"War Hsuan"
China God of wild beasts, prison, robbers, enemies and demons of all kinds. China
Demon name
"Khen-Pa"
Buddhist God who controls the demons of heaven Buddhist / Tibet
Demon name
"Hsuan-T'ien-Shang-Ti"
China God who removes demons and evil spirits. Invoke for exorcism, matters involving water. China
Demon name
"Erh Lang"
China God, with a magic dog, who fights the mountain demons. China
Demon name
"Virudhaka (sprouted)"
Buddhist God. A dikpala or guardian of the southerly direction. Color: blue or green. Attributes: skin from the head of an elephant and sword. Also identified as the head of a group of demons, the kumbhandas....
Demon name
"Kacchapesvara (lord of the tortoise)"
Hindu / Puranic God. An epithet of S IVA. In certain artworks, particularly those inscribed on linga stones, VIS NU, in his aspect of KURMA(VATARA), the tortoise, is depicted worshiping S iva. These illustrations were designed by Saivites as part of a propaganda exercise to demonstrate the superiority of S iva over Vis nu....
Goddess name
"Bhutadamara (tumult of demons)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. May be depicted reclining on the Hindu goddess APARAJITA. Attributes: snakes in the hair, and staff. Three-eyed....
Demon name
"Khen-Pa"
Buddhist / Tibet God. The male counterpart of KHEN-MA, he controls the demons of heaven, attended by a white dog. Attribute: a crystal staff....
Goddess name
"Hariti"
Buddhist Goddess for the protection of children, easy delivery, happy child rearing and parenting, harmony between husband and wife, love, and the well-being and safety of the family. Women without children also pray to Kishimojin to help them become pregnant. Originally, Hariti was a cannibalistic demon. She had hundreds of children whom she loved and doted upon, but to feed them, she abducted and killed the children of others. Buddhist
Goddess name
"Lilith"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian Goddess of desolation. She is perceived as a demonic figure who, in the epic legend of Gilgames“ and the Huluppu Tree takes up residence in INANA'S holy tree growing on the banks of the Euphrates in Unug. When the hero Gilgames” attacks Lilith she escapes into the desert wastes....
Goddess name
"Indrani"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Goddess of wrath. Daughter of Puloman, a demonic figure killed by the god INDRA, and the SAKTI and consort of Indra. One of seven MATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS personifying jealousy (also named Aindri in this capacity). In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS or astral deities who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Her attendant animal is either an elephant or a lion. Attributes: hook, rosary, Santana flower, staff and waterjar. One thousand-eyed. Also Aindri; Mahendri; Paulomi; Saci; Sujata....
Goddess name
"Khen-Ma"
Buddhist Goddess who is the controller of the earth's demons Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name
"Grahamatrka"
Buddhist Goddess whose name means demon mother. Buddhist
Goddess name
"Kadru (russet)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. One of the daughters of DAKSA, consort of KASYAPA and mother of the nagas (snake demons)....
Goddess name
"Diti"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Goddess. The daughter of DAKSA, a consort of ADITI (in the Rg Veda) or KASYAPA and the mother of a race of demons. Attributes: blue lotus, child and fruit.See also Aditi....
Goddess name
"Khen-Ma"
Buddhist / Tibet Goddess. The female controller of the earth's demons, attended by a ram. Attribute: a golden noose....
Demon name
"Bi-har"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Guardian deity. One of the guardian maharajas protecting against demons. Attended by a lion. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, bow, knife, staff, sword and trident. Three-eyed....
Goddess name
"Ankalamman"
Hindu / Dravidian Guardian goddess who wards off demons. Sister of Draupadi. Hindu / Dravidian
Goddess name
"Ankalamman"
Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Guardian goddess. Known particularly in southern India where she wards off demons. Alternatively she is an aspect of KALI....
Demon name
"Yine'ane'ut"
Koryak / southeastern Siberia Guardian spirit. One of the daughters of Big Raven, QUIKINN.A'QU, regarded as a shamanka engaged in a constant struggle with the underworld demons, the kalau. Her sister is Cana'ina'ut and she is the consort of the earth spirit TANUTA....
Demon name
"Hedammu"
Hurrian He is a snake demon that resides in the sea and he is constantly hungry
Demon name
"Gaderel"
Jewish He who showed the children of the people all the blows of death, who misled Eve, who showed the children of the people how to make the instruments of death, the shield, the breastplate, and the sword for warfare, and all the other instruments of death to the children of the people" - 1 Enoch 69:4-12. Quite a busy boy... Jewish demonology
Demon name
"Illujanka"
Hittite Hittite snake demon.
Demon name
"Lu Dong-bin"
Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, he was once a mortal being who achieved immortality through his lifestyle. The tutelary god of barbers. Attributes include a sword with which he conquers demons.See also BA XIAN....
Demon name
"Imps"
Discworld Imps are tiny demons that perform minor tasks rapidly. A number of Discworld labour-saving devices exist which function by trapping small imps. The most notable is the iconograph, but others include watches, food processors, razors and personal organisers. The imps in these devices seem not to mind their jobs, although they get sarcastic if overworked or asked to do things outside their purview. Discworld
Demon name
"Rama (pleasing)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS NU. The seventh avatara (sun aspect) of Vis nu. Rama began as a comparatively minor incarnation who became one of the great heroes of the Ramayana epic, as well as featuring in the Mahabharata. The son of Dasaratha and Kausalya, he was a king of Ayodhya who, in the Ramayana, slew the demon Ravana that had captured his consort SITA and was upheld as a deity par excellence in respect of manhood and honor, though his subsequent treatment of his wife might be regarded as cavalier (see Sita). The Ramayana epic was composed by the poet and sage Valmeeki during the reign of Ramachandra and it gave form to a story that had been in existence for many centuries as an oral tradition. Valmeeki portrayed Rama not as an incarnate deity but as a great mortal hero. The saga is strongly political and serves to unite a vast and fragmented people in a common focus, irrespective of caste and language. It defines the historical schism between the Hindu culture of India and the largely Buddhist tradition of Sri Lanka. Rama rides in a chariot and is depicted in human form with two arms, typically holding a sugar cane bow and with a quiver at his shoulder. Also Ramacandra....
Demon name
"Matsya"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. In this first avatara Vis'nu appears as a fish which, according to one legend, tows a ship carrying the law-giver MANU to safety after the primal flood. Matsya engages in an epic battle with the demon HAYAGRIVA who stole the Vedas from a sleeping BRAHMA. Usually depicted with a human torso carrying symbols, e.g. wheel and conch, on a fish's body....
Goddess name
"Balarama (strength of Rama)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. May have originated in Vedic times as an agricultural fertility deity. He is the son of VASUDEVA and DEVAKI, though born from the womb of ROHINI. Jointly with KRSNA (his brother), he is identified as the eighth avatara (incarnation) of Vis'nu, or, with RAMA, as the seventh. Legend describes how Vis'nu impregnated the belly of the goddess Devaki with two hairs, one black, one white. To ensure their safety against a demon king, they were transferred before birth to Rohini. Krsna grew to be dark-skinned, and Balarama light. The latter enjoys similar characteristics to Krsna but fails to attract the same popularity. He is usually depicted on the right side of Krsna, rarely standing alone. The consort of Balarama is REVATI and his sons are Nisatha and Ulmuka. Epithets included Ananda (joy). In Jainism he is known as Baladeva. Attributes: arrow, club, drinking cup, fan palm, honey pot, lotus, pestle, pitcher, plough, prayer wheel, shield and sword....
Demon name
"Parasurama (Rama-with-the-ax)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. The sixth avatara of Vis'nu (see also RAMA) in which form he saved the world from an army of tyrannical warriors. According to legend, Rama, the son of a wise man, became a skilled bowman and in gratitude he went to the Himalaya where he stayed, devoting himself to SIVA. His consort is DHARANI. Though without his bow, Rama acted as a champion of the gods in a war against the demons and was rewarded with an ax. In another legend, Vis'nu took the form of Parasurama to rid the world of despotic rulers. This avatara appears in human form, with two arms and with an ax in the right hand. Other attributes: arrow, bow, knife, skin and sword. Also Parasuramavatara....
Demon name
"Varaha (boar)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VISNU. The third avatara of Vis'nu, which appears as a boar. According to legend, he descends in this guise to the bottom of the primeval sea to rescue the earth, which has been removed there by a demon. He retrieves it in the shape of a girl. The avatara may be depicted in wholly animal form or as a human with a boar's head. Epithets include Adivaraha....
Goddess name
"Narasinha (man-lion)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god Vis'nu. The fourth avatara of the god is depicted as a man-lion hybrid. According to legend, the demonic king Hiranyakasipu had taken on a dangerous invulnerability. To thwart this, VIS'NU took the form of Narasinha and hid inside a pillar of the king's palace whence he sprang, capturing Hiranyakasipu and tearing out his entrails. IconographicalIy, the scene is portrayed with the victim thrown across Narasinha's lap and the god's claws plunged into his body. Narasinha may also appear seated in a yoga position with the goddess LAKSMI on his knee....