Watchers/Nephilim

There are two basic versions of the fallen angels story: the fall of theWatchers, discussed here, and the fall of Lucifer. The Watchers were the “sons of God” who took human wives,…

Succubus

Succubi are the female version of incubi, although the word is actually masculine in medieval Latin because demons were supposedly sexless. The feminine form is “succuba”. It was supposed that incubi outnumbered succubi…

Shedim

In Babylonian and Assyrian religions, Shedim was a generic name like the Hebrew and Christian word ‘spirit.’ The word possibly derives from the root meaning ‘to be violent.’ They were…

Seraphim

When most people think of Seraphim, they think of angels, but earliest usages of the term refer to serpent demons. The concept of the serpent as a demon was well known…

Satan

Satan’s Origins The name Satan is derived from a root meaning ‘to oppose’ or ‘to be or to act as an adversary.’ In some cases, he is not necessarily malevolent…

Ornias

Ornias (trans. “pesky”) is the first demon mentioned in the Testament of Solomon. This demon was harassing the head workman’s boy as they were constructing the Temple of Jerusalem. Every…

Onoskelis

  Solomon Dedicates the Temple at Jerusalem – James Tissot Onoskelis (Greek: “she with the ass’s legs”) was a female demon with a beautiful form mentioned in the Testament of…

Moloch

  The Flight of Moloch – William Blake Molech, whose name probably derived from Melech “king” and Bosheth, “shame”, was one of the deities worshipped by the idolatrous Israelites. He…

Mephistophiles

Mephisto and The Protestant Reform   Mephistopheles Over Wittenberg (From Goethe’s Faust) – Eugene Delacroix Mephistophiles is the name of the devil in the Faust myths of the late Middle…

Melchiresa

  The Demon – Mikalojus Ciurlionis Melchiresa is the one of the names for a predominant evil being in several of the fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Testament of…

Mastema

Mastema in the Book of Jubilees In the Book of Jubilees, Mastema seems to be identified with Satan. He asked the Lord that some of the spirits might be allowed to…