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By Theresa Bane

This exhaustive quantity catalogs approximately 3 thousand demons within the mythologies and lore of just about each historic society and such a lot religions. From Aamon, the demon of existence and copy with the top of a serpent and the physique of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries provide descriptions of every demon's origins, visual appeal and cultural importance. additionally incorporated are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical participants making up the hierarchy of Hell and the varied species of demons that, in accordance with numerous folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very completely listed.

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Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

This exhaustive quantity catalogs approximately 3 thousand demons within the mythologies and lore of just about each historic society and so much religions. From Aamon, the demon of existence and replica with the top of a serpent and the physique of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries supply descriptions of every demon's origins, visual appeal and cultural importance.

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Then, without saying a single word, carry the bottle to a running stream and throw it over your head into the water. For all the trouble an alp can prove to be, it is as easy to kill as most every other form of vampire. Once it is captured, place a lemon in its mouth and set the creature ablaze. Sources: Grimm, Teutonic Mythology, 423, 442, 463; Jones, On the Nightmare, 126; Nuzum, Dead Travel Fast, 234; Riccardo, Liquid Dreams, 139. Alpan Variations: Alpanu, Alpnu, La Bellaria (“Beautiful One of the Air”) As a goddess of the underworld, Alpan (“willing, with gladness), was no doubt demonized with the rise of Christianity, her name pulled from Etruscan mythology.

Amaite-Rangi From the demonology of Cook and Mangaia Islands comes the AERIAL DEVIL, Amaite-Rangi. The demon of the sky, it is said that he was ultimately defeated by the Polynesian cultural hero, Ngaru. 34 in Loudun, France, in 1634 (see LOUDUN POSSESSION). Sources: Aikin, General Biography, 493; Bayle, Historical and Critical Dictionary, 262; Hsia, World of Catholic Renewal, 151; Voltaire, Works of M. de Voltaire, 193. Amane In the Book of Enoch, Amane was named as a WATCHER angel, one of the GRIGORI.

Alp Variations: Alb, Alf, Alfemoe, Alpdaemon, Alpen, Alpes, Alpmann, Apsaras, BOCKSHEXE, BOCKSMARTE, Cauquemare, Chauche Vieille, Dochje, Dockele, Dockeli, Doggi, Druckerl, Drude, Drutt, Elbe, Fraueli, Inuus, Leeton, Lork, Mahr, Mahrt, Mar, Mara, Mare, Märt, Nachtmaennli, Nachtmahr, Nachtmanndli, Nachtmännlein, Night Terror, Quauquemaire, Sukkubus, Toggeli, Trud, Tudd, Walrider, Walriderske, and a host of others depending on the specific region one is in. Originating from Germany, this vampiric demon does not have a single true form.

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