Deumus – Dictionnaire Infernal

Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased) 
Deumus/Deumo is the goddess of the Calicut in Malabar. She is really a devil adored under the name of Deumus. She wears a crown, has 4 horns on her head and 4 hooked yet strong teeth in her mouth. Her nose is pointed and hooked. Her feet are like a rooster, and she holds a soul between her claws which she seems ready to devour.


If you can reference Deumus/Deumo, pleaseemail me. My three working theories are that she is either

  1. an aspect of Durga in the Hindu pantheon, which would make sense in terms of location
  2. she somehow is identified with Dou Mu in the Taoist pantheon
  3. she originated from the Greek god “Deimos,” the god of fear and dread, and son of Ares & Aphrodite