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List of theological demons

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.

Key

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

Sources named

Demonology: Ayyavazhi, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish

Eschatology: Islamic eschatology

Folklore: Bulgarian, Christian, German, Jewish

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

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

A

Saint George vs. the dragon

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D

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O

  • Onoskelis (Testament of Solomon)
  • Orcus (Roman mythology, later Christian demonology)
  • Orias/Oriax (Christian demonology)
  • Ornias (Testament of Solomon) - According to The Encyclopedia of Angels by Rosemary Guiley, Ornias is a fallen angel who, along with many other demons, had been bound by King Solomon to build his temple. He is described as very troublesome, who inhabits the constellation Aquarius, and who enjoys strangling people born under the sign of Aquarius. Ornias has various abilities attributed to him, such as the gift of prophecy, shapeshifting, and causing physical pain with a mere touch. As a shapeshifter, Ornias can often transform into a man, a lion, or a heavenly creature with wings. Ornias was also the demon who revealed to Solomon the existence of the Falling Stars, demons that fly up towards Heaven to overhear God's plans and fall back to Earth when they become too exhausted, making them look like shooting stars to humans.
  • Orobas (Christian demonology)
  • Ose (Christian demonology)
  • Ördög (Hungarian mythology)
  • O Tokata (Indonesian mythology)

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X

Y

Z

  • Zagan (Christian demonology)
  • Zepar (Christian demonology)
  • Ziminiar (Christian demonology)

See also

References

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