demon poem by Mikhail Lermontov

Pictures Of Demons

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What Are Demons?

demonA demon (also called a fiend) is defined as an evil spirit or devil. According to Merriam-Webster (a free searchable dictionary and thesaurus), the first known use of the term “demon” was in the early 13th century. You have probably already heard of the term “daemon”, which is an archaic spelling of demon. These little supernatural and creepy-looking beings are especially described as being malicious, with the ability to possess a human, or act as a tormentor in hell. Demons are prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, and of course, mythology and folklore. According to Wikipedia, in the Greek New Testament of the Christian Bible, the term “demon” appears 63 times.

Demonic Possession

Exorcist puppet

Exorcist Puppet” by Pollack man34 is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

In ancient and medieval Christian demonology (as well as in Ancient Eastern religions and Abrahamic traditions), demons have been considered a fallen angel that is capable of actually causing demonic possession. A so-called demonic possession is believed to be removed from the possessed with an exorcism (the act of driving out a demon by either incantation, command, or prayer). Even today, the supposed existence of demons remains a significant concept in many modern religions and occultist traditions around the world. Many people believe these beings are real and can even possess humans. You may find results from a 2012 survey to be quite interesting.

An Interesting Survey On The Belief In Demons

According to an article on The Huffington Post, an October 2012 Public Policy Polling survey says 63 percent of young Americans (between the ages of 18-29 years old) believe in the notion that invisible, non-physical entities called “demons” can take partial or total control of human beings.

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Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation (front)

Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine SalvationDemons Practicing Cannibalism

demons practicing cannibalismIncubus

IncubusIncubus a male demon that lies upon sleepers (usually women). Mythological and legendary traditions say he lies upon sleepers for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with them.

Succubus

SuccubusThis is succubus (incubus’s female counterpart). In folklore, she is a female demon and will appear in dreams. Like incubus, succubus will seduce sleepers through sexual activity. The only difference is she will seduce men, not women. According to religious traditions, repeated sexual activity with either a succubus or incubus may result in the deterioration of health. It may even lead to death.

Asmodeus

Asmodeus

Asmodeus” by Hawobo is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 DE

AsmodeusAsmodeus is a king of demons. According to some Christians from the Renaissance period, he is the King of the Nine Hells. Asmodeus was mentioned in the story of the construction of the Temple of Solomon (an alleged temple in ancient Jerusalem). This being is also referred to as one of the seven princes of Hell. In Binsfeld’s classification of demons (a classification of demons based on the seven deadly sins), Asmodeus represents lust. He is responsible for twisting people’s sexual desires.

Belphegor

BelphegorBelphegor is not an ordinary demon. He is one of the seven princes of Hell. He will go out and seduce people by recommending to them creative inventions that will make them become rich.

Some 16th-century demonologists say Belphegor’s power is stronger in the month of April (for whatever reason). According to Peter Binsfeld’s (a German theologian) Binsfeld’s Classification of Demons, he is also the chief demon of the deadly sin known as Sloth in Christian tradition.

Ronove

RonoveIn demonology, the demon Ronove is a Marquis and Great Earl of Hell. He appears in the form of a monster holding a stick. As you can see, Ronove does not care about his physical appearance. Though he is responsible for commanding twenty legions of demons, he is also a teacher. Ronove teaches art, Rhetoric, and various languages. He has also been described as a taker of old souls. He will often visit earth just to harvest the souls of humans and animals that are about to face death.

Demon (poem)

demon poem by Mikhail LermontovDemon (in Russian: Демон) was a poem by Mikhail Lermontov (a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter). It was written in several different versions. The final version was not published until 1842. Although this particular fiend is a brutal and powerful tyrant, he is not a typical malicious demon.

This immortal being falls in love with a princess, but his love comes with consequences. He ends up killing her with his fatal kiss. The good thing is she is taken to Heaven. But unfortunately, the bad thing is the demon has to stay all alone in the universe. He is left hopeless and without love.

Apostrophe Demon

apostrophe demonThis is the apostrophe demon. He lurks Wikipedia correcting misuse of apostrophes. This little blue demon was found on the Wikipedia WikiGremlin page. Wikipedia contains the material solely because it is considered humorous. They advise their browsers to not take the content seriously.

Unconscious Man Being Attacked By Demons

attacked by little demons

An unconscious naked man” by Wellcome is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Above is a naked and unconscious man lying on a table. He is being attacked by demons that are armed with surgical instruments. This symbolizes the effects of chloroform on the human body.

The Laughing Demon

laughing demonUkiyo-e print illustration. According to the source of the image, it shows a face comprised of two demons. To the left is a Yamauba, which is a demon who eats infants brought to the mountains. To the right is a Hannya, which is a woman who has changed into a demon all because of jealousy.

Painting Of A Demon

Tikbalang: The Demon Horse

The Tikbalang (demon horse) is a bony humanoid creature found in Philippine folklore. Generally, it has the head and feet of a horse. It is very tall, and has disproportionately long limbs. Just from squatting down, its knees can reach above its head. According to Philippine folklore, the Tikbalang will lurk in the mountains and forests of the Philippines. This funny-looking creature is sometimes believed to be a transformation of an aborted fetus which has been sent to earth from limbo.

Anthropomorphic Demon Stainless Glass Window

anthropomorphic demonAbove is a Medieval picture of an anthropomorphic demon. It is a stained glass window that is from Notre Dame de Paris, which is an historic Catholic cathedral that’s located in Paris, France.

Japanese Demon

Japanese demon

Japanese demon mask” by MikeDockery is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

An example of the Japanese demon. It is an ogre-like creature often with horns on its head.

Conclusion

We hope you not only learned more about these little evil creatures, but also enjoyed seeing many types of depictions in history. Thank you for viewing our post filled with evil pictures of demons.

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