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Who is yr Favorite Demon, and Why?
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To be clear, I’m talking from a mythological or urban legend standpoint.  I’m not asking you to share why you admire Apollyon or in what ways you think the Mothman is cool peeps.  I’m more asking which demon or legend you find most interesting.


For instance, Kannô Byôtô is a ghost originating back to Japan’s Edo period.  She is said to have been an extremely beautiful woman who was mutilated by her husband, cheeks slit from the corners of her mouth to her ears.  She wanders around empty or fields or in the woods late at night, covering her disfigured face with a fan or scarf.  If you happen upon her, she will ask you if you think she is pretty.  If you say yes, she will show her face and ask the question again.  If you reply affirmatively again, she will slash yr face to match her own.  If you say no, she will let you go but then follow you back home and kill you, brutally, in yr sleep.  The only safe way out of the scenario is to give a vague answer… like ‘yr kinda pretty, but not my type’ or ‘honestly, you could do with a little bit of touch up work.’  My impression is that she’s looking for honesty but not outright rudeness.

The only restrictions I’m placing on this is that the demon or spirit or creature in question be either unique or solitary.  A Bulgarian weather demon, one of the Hali, would be acceptable because they are singular beings.  Baba Yaga isn’t solitary… she has servants… but she herself is unique.  But you can’t just say ‘vampires’ or ‘shadow people.’  That would be answering a different question.

So… who is yr favorite demon, spirit or creature… and why?

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#2
Demons shouldn't be favored. Completely ill-advised and those who have never dealt with one just do not understand how violent and destructive they can be.
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#3
Of course demons should not be favored. 


I said right in the very first sentence of my post that this is about mythology and urban legends.  Demons, ghosts, whatever… What lore do you most enjoy?  Not what evil creatures do you aspire to please.

Most cultures have a deep history in terms of their mythology relating to demons, creatures and evil spirits… cautionary tales specific to their region and time… and they’re often fascinating.  The Bulgarian weather demons, the Hali… who are, at once, powerful and insecure, who can be either friendly or antagonistic; Lilith, who was Adam’s first wife and was created in God’s own image; Baba Yaga, who is just plain weird…

Of course demons can be destructive. 

This isn’t about interacting with demons or even believing in them.  It’s about watching movies like Krampus or reading stories about Dagon, the fish god.  Because, really… whether I’m reading some H.P Lovecraft short or a translation of the Hebrew bible, I don’t think me enjoying the read will somehow give Dagon permission to enter my life.

There is a difference between someone facing a true paranormal crisis and someone enjoying a good ghost story.  I feel my post falls clearly in the latter category.  After all, to quote myself, ‘To be clear, I am (was) talking from a mythological or urban legend standpoint.’

The very first sentence of my post.  No demon worship or summoning mentioned  ; )
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Demons and mythological creatures are two different beings. Lillith isn't considered to be neither of them. She was born human like Adam was.

Your question is very broad with errors. Sad
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It’s kinda funny.  When starting a thread meant to be the paranormal equivalent of ‘Name yr favorite DC Supervillain and explain why,’ being too ‘broad’ a topic never even seemed a consideration.  For the stated purpose of the thread, ‘Dracula’ fits in just fine.
I also never expected that I would need to cite my sources when stating something that is a fairly common school of thought.  Lilith as a demon.  It goes all the way back to the Babylonians.  It is accepted in Christianity and she is the most powerful demon in common Jewish tradition.

Have you read the actual text of the Dead Sea Scrolls?  The parts of Genesis, in particular, that were cut out because they were deemed too harsh for the Old Testament?  If not, here’s a link…

https://biblebrisket.com/2014/03/29/lilith/

Lilith was a human who renounced and cursed God and, in that act became the first demon.  Like I said, I had never expected to need to cite sources, but a quick Google search found me a number of references to the demon Lilith from non-profit Jewish and Christian sources.  I threw in two secular links, as well, just for fun.

http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-leg...ess-005908

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/dail...le/lilith/

http://www.lilith.org/articles/the-lilith-question/

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/lilith

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Lilith-Jewish-folklore

https://www.westarinstitute.org/blog/the-first-rape/

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article...-darkness/

Okies, so assuming the ‘errors’ in my post related to Lilith being a demon, I trust we’ve cleared that up and can now move onto the ‘my demon can beat up yr demon’ part?  That is, if we haven’t scared everyone away with this silly little disagreement  8 )
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#6
Crowley. I love me my King of Hell. ;P
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#7
Mika, if I start calling you a demon for thousands of years, does that make you a demon? She was born a human, she died a human. Just because you're called something because of a defiant act doesn't change your species.
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Vulty, what if it isn't a matter of Lilith having 'lived" a demon. You just said "she was born a human, she died a human", but the line above is that "Lilith was a human who renounced and cursed God and, in that act became the first demon."

Demons are spiritual beings of malice and hatred (as per Christian religion and not the Greek conception of the being). When I read the line Mika wrote, what I see is how a human hated God, so much, that she renounced Him and cursed Him. How do you renounce a supreme being that gave you the two greatest things in the universe: Life and the freedom of choice? You end that life, and resort to an eternity enslaved by your malice and hatred. There are many different ways to interpret it. However, to me, Lilith killed herself, as an affront to God and his gifts, and succumbed to her lesser emotions. Lilith would have become a demon, regardless of how you look at it.
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#9
There are millions of people on this planet right now that have renounced God. Are they demons for doing so?
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#10
You can renounce all you want. Have you spat on the greatest gift God has given any of us? The idea is that you have to bear the greatest insult to the greatest gift, and harbour such malice and hatred for Him. I'd say the best way to accomplish a curse on life and will is to take it from yourself. By doing that, you spit on God's gifts and succumb to your malice.
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