List of theological demons

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This is a list of demons that appear in religion, theology, demonology, mythology, and folklore. It is not a list of names of demons, although some are listed by more than one name.

The list of fictional demons includes those from literary fiction with theological aspirations, such as Dante's Inferno. Because numerous lists of legendary creatures concern mythology, folklore, and folk fairy tales, much overlap may be expected.

Names of God, list of deities, and list of deities in fiction concern God and gods.

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Each entry names a demon and gives a source in parentheses.

Sources named

Demonology: Ayyavazhi, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Thelemite

Eschatology: Christian, Islamic, Jewish eschatology

Folklore: Bulgarian, Christian, German, Jewish

Mythology: Akkadian, Babylonian, Buddhist, Chaldean, Christian, Egyptian, Etruscan, Finnish, Greek, Gnostic, Guanche, Hindu, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Japanese, Mapuche, Moabite, Native American,[clarification needed] Persian, Phoenician, Roman, Slavic, Semitic, Sumerian, Zoroastrian

Many demons have names with several spellings but few are listed under more than one spelling.

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Barong miniature, National Gallery, Jakarta

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A typical depiction of the Devil in Christian art. The goat, ram and pig are consistently associated with the Devil. Detail of a 16th-century painting by Jacob de Backer in the National Museum, Warsaw.

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Kali (right) wielding a sword

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  • Oni (Japanese folklore)
  • Onoskelis (Jewish mythology)
  • Orcus (Roman mythology, later Christian demonology)
  • Orias/Oriax (Christian demonology)
  • Orobas (Christian demonology)
  • Ose (Christian demonology)
  • Ördög (Hungarian mythology)
  • O Tokata (Indonesian mythology)

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  • Paimon (Christian demonology)
  • Pazuzu (Babylonian demonology)
  • Pelesit (Indonesian and Malaysian mythology)
  • Phenex (Christian demonology)
  • Penemue (Jewish and Christian mythology)
  • Pithius (Christian demonology)
  • Pocong (Indonesian mythology)
  • Pontianak (Indonesian and Malaysian mythology)
  • Preta (Buddhist demonology)
  • Pruflas (Christian demonology)
  • Puloman (Hindu mythology)

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rosemary E. Guiley (2009). The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology (1st ed.). Infobase Publisher. ISBN 9781438131917. OCLC 1048628889.
  • Theresa Bane (2012). Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures. McFarland. p. 409. ISBN 9780786463602. OCLC 774276733.