Demon

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In religion and mythology, occultism and folklore, a demon or daemon, daimon; from Greek δαίμων daimôn,[1] is a supernatural being described as something that is not human; the original neutral Greek word daimon does not carry the negative connotation initially understood by implementation of the Koine (Hellenistic and New Testament Greek) δαίμονιον (daimonion),[2] and later ascribed to any cognate words sharing the root, originally intended to denote a Spirit or Spiritual being.

In Ancient Near Eastern religions as well as in the derived Abrahamic traditions, including ancient and medieval Christian demonology, a demon is considered an "unclean spirit" which may cause demonic possession, to be addressed with an act of exorcism. In Western occultism and Renaissance magic, which grew out of pagan Greco-Roman, a demon is considered a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled. Many of the demons in literature were once fallen angels, however there are many that say that they are born-forged from Hell itself.[citation needed]

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