Demon

Also known as Daemon

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A word that is used to describe a sinister creature from Hell or the underworld. The word comes from the Greek ‘daimon’ meaning ‘divine power’. Originally the Demons where celestial beings capable of helping others as well as causing harm. Some had benign dispositions whilst others were cruel. They were blamed for mysterious illness caused and misfortune. During the Middle Ages however, the Demons were delegated as an evil creature from Hell by Christians. During this period the Demons were also known for causing sexual misconduct.

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