Demon

paranormal, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, mythology, and folklore
Bronze statuette of the Assyro-Babylonian demon king Pazuzu, circa 800 BC – circa 700 BC, Louvre

A demon is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.

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  • Man's need of self-esteem entails the need for a sense of control over reality – but no control is possible in a universe which, by one's own concession, contains the supernatural, the miraculous and the causeless, a universe in which one is at the mercy of ghosts and demons, in which one must deal, not with the unknown, but with the unknowable; no control is possible if man proposes, but a ghost disposes; no control is possible if the universe is a haunted house.
  • The demons have always effected that all those who ever so little strived to live by logos and shun vice be hated.
    • Justin Martyr. Second Apology, in Readings in World Christian History (2013), p. 40

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