terrifying demons that wont let you sleep at night

Pazuzu
1. This is probably the most famous demon whose name you may not know but whom youll recognize from pop culture. Pazuzu was the evil spirit that possessed the young girl Regan MacNeil in the classic horror film, The Exorcist and also appears on the album cover of the Gorillazs compilation album D Sides. He has a mans body, the head of a lion, two pairs of wings like an eagle, a scorpions tail, and a serpentine penis. .....
Malphas
2. If this collection of demons has not freaked you out yet then Malphas is the one to do the trick. The mighty great president of hell is second in command (behind Satan) and has forty legions of demons under his control. He can reveal your desires and destroy them, will fool you with good familiar spirits, and will finally betray you; but only after he has accepted your blood sacrifice. .....
Abaddon
3. Abaddon is a demon that we are introduced to in the book of Revelation. In Hebrew his name means place of destruction while in ancient Greek it translates to destroyer . In most theological texts (excluding the Bible) Abaddon is depicted as the demon (or angel) of destruction, a dominant figure of the Apocalypse, and one of the chief demons of hell that in many cases refuses to obey even Satan. However, Abaddon, according to Christian traditi .....
Antichrist
4. The Antichrist is without a doubt the most famous of all the demons; a fact that is highlighted by his prolific use in the themes of many horror and sci fi films. It was John the Apostle who pretty much introduced him to us through the New Testament and while his appearance varies greatly depending on the source; some describe him as an extremely handsome, charming man who can seduce anyone, while others describe him as the ugliest and most intim .....
Azazel
5. Azazel is one of the most popular demons in Judaism but is also mentioned in the Bible and other cultures. According to Judaism, Azazel is a very evil spirit and the leader of a certain class of demons that live in the desert. In Greek mythology Azazel appears as the scapegoat (apompaios dat) while according to Islam, Azazel is a fallen angel who used to be one of the highest ranked angels of Allah, a story that reminds us of Satan in the Christi .....
Pontianak
6. According to Malay and Indonesian religious traditions a demon named pontianak usually did horrible things to men. It was believed that the spirits of women who died while pregnant transformed into this kind of ghost demon entity and then looked for vengeance from those who did them wrong (usually men). They are pretty similar to what we know in Western culture as vampires and there are stories about pontianaks removing bad mens genitalia with t .....
Forneus
7. According to The Lesser Key of Solomon, an anonymous book of spells that was compiled during the mid seventeenth century and focused on demonology, Forneus is the Great Marquis of hell and has twenty nine legions of demons under his command. He promises fame, popularity, acceptance, and love from your friends and enemies (always with a catch of course) and is normally depicted as having an attractive human form. However, he can display a grotesqu .....
Ifrit
8. According to Islam, the ifrit is a monstrous looking demon that lives underground and loves to visit ruins where he usually finds his victims and scares them to death. They are large, intimidating looking demons with wings of fire, and in their kingdom the males usually engage in romantic relationships with female ifrits and also often marry them. .....
Jikininki
9. In Zen Buddhism, jikininki are some of the ugliest demons imaginable and represent anything that has to do with greed and selfishness. Their favorite hobby appears to be the nightly consumption of human corpses since rotting human flesh is to a jikininki what pizza is to a human. For that matter, their bad nutrition seems to be the main reason why they look more like zombies rather than your typical demon or evil spirit. However, they do posse .....
Drekavac
10. In Slavic mythology the drekavac appears as a very scary looking demon that in reality is the ghost of an unbaptized childs soul. Its appearance varies depending on who sees it since it is so horrifying that few can stare at it long enough to give a proper description. The creepiest description so far is without a doubt the one where the drekavac appears in the form of an undead child who begs and calls for people passing near the cemetery to bap .....
Vapula
11. Christianity is full of stories about the constant battle between good and evil and Vapula is often mentioned in such tales as one of the highest ranking demons of hell. In fact, according to demonology hes the grand duke of hell and the commander of numerous legions whom he has taught the art of human soul deception. As for his appearance? Vapula is often described as large and intimidating, with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an e .....
Stheno
12. Even though Greek myth is full of fantastic and imaginative creatures, monsters, and demons, none impressed us more than Stheno and for a good reason. Stheno; according to ancient Greek religion and myth, is a demon that hated men and killed them every chance she got. She was the eldest of the Gorgons (sisters who looked like monsters with snakes for hair) and Medusas tutor. Despite the fact that most of us today know more about Medusa, Stheno w .....
Babi Ngepet
13. This weird demon with an even weirder appearance comes from Indonesia and is, according to Javanese religion, a swine demon that looks like (what else) a wild pig. According to the local theological beliefs, the demon is associated with people who practice black magic with the goal of becoming filthy rich overnight. The price of this, however, is awfully high: they must give up their human form and allow the demon to transform them into a boar fo .....
Onoskelis
14. Onoskelis is a demon that only appears in female form and was first introduced to the world of demonology in the Testament of Solomon where she is described as a beautiful fair skinned woman but with a scary, freaky disability: she has the legs of a mule. As for her purpose and intentions? Were afraid that we have some bad news for men. See, Onoskelis enjoys activities such as strangling men to death and when shes in a better mood, she likes to .....
Samael
15. Samael is one of the most significant archangels in Judaism who also appears to be the angel of death according to Jewish lore. The paradox with Samael is that his nature is neither purely evil or purely good but both depending on the circumstances. From what weve gathered about him in the Talmud you really dont want him pissed off at you because he looks really nasty when he gets angry and trust us, you dont want to see that. .....
Bukavac
16. Well before they became Christians the Slavs had some really scary stories about demons who abused any kind of human activity. One such demon was Bukavac, who, according to the local beliefs and traditions, was portrayed as a six legged monster with gnarled horns that hated dry areas and usually lived in lakes and rivers. .....
Preta
17. Under different circumstances we would probably feel sorry for these demons (given their unique eternal punishment), but you see, the extreme hunger and thirst a preta experiences can make them do some nasty things to humans. In Buddhism, pretas (the equivalent to the fallen order of angels called the Grigori in Christianity) desperately wander the world in constant search of food and water but have no mouth with which to eat or drink. As a resul .....
Agiel
18. Okay, so we might be cheating a little with this demon since Agiel is a beneficial spirit related to intelligence and brightness and not the kind of demon that will make you wet your pants. However, if you give it a chance and get to know more about Agiel you will definitely be impressed by the fact that hes coming from the planet Mercury. Yes, you got that right! Agiel is an alien demon. .....
Kokabiel
19. Kokabiel is described in the Hebrew Bible as the angel of the stars. According to both Hebrew and Christian traditions Kokabiel was a high ranked angel who loved humans, serenity, and the sky; and was the one who taught the other angels everything about the stars. However, all this changed when he was cast out of heaven and was reclassified as a demon. .....
Surgat
20. One of the few little things we know about Kokabiel is that he had about 365,000 other angels and spirits under his command but for some reason he became an ungodly demon and a terror to human souls. .....
Ziminiar
21. According to The Lesser Key of Solomon and later adopted by Christianity, Ziminiar is supposed to be one of the four principal kings (Amaymon, Corson, and Gaap are the other three) who has the power of seventy two demons and was supposed to be controlled by King Solomon even though we doubt such a demon could ever be handled by any human. .....
Rusalka
22. According to Slavic folklore, a Rusalka is something between an evil demon and a water nymph that only comes in a female form. It is believed that they live at the bottom of rivers (or lakes in rare cases) which is why some people falsely considered them to be mermaids. Rusalkas, however, are not mermaids but the spirits of dead women, usually of ones who have committed suicide over an unsuccessful love affair and are now after the whole of manki .....
Mephistopheles
23. Mephistopheles appeared for the first time in literature as the demon in the Faust legend and slowly managed to climb up the demonic ladder and become a full time theological demon. Mephistopheles appears in Doctor Faustus and other tales as a devil and loyal worker of Satan whose mission is to collect the souls of those who are already doomed and corrupt. He is said to have a human body, long nails like a witch, the frightening face of a monste .....
Krampus
24. The resemblance between the ultimate spirit of evil (Satan) and Krampus is more than obvious: both have a red skinned complexion, both have horns, both have a tail, and both are said to hold a trident and chains, but despite all these details, Krampus is nothing more than the anti Santa. .....
Daeva
25. Krampus, whose name is derived from the German word krampen, meaning claw, is a popular Christmas spirit in Germanic and Nordic tribes and is not really all that bad (other than the fact that he scares the hell out of whoever sees him, especially children who have been naughty during the year and wont be visited by Santa). .....
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