A demon is a supernatural, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, and folklore. The original Greek word daimon does not carry the negative connotation initially understood by implementation of the Koine δαιμόνιον (daimonion), and later ascribed to any cognate words sharing the root.
The words dæmon and daimôn are Latinized spellings of the Greek δαίμων, a reference to the daemons of ancient Greek religion and mythology, as well as later Hellenistic religion and philosophy. Daemons are good or benevolent nature spirits, beings of the same nature as both mortals and gods, similar to ghosts, chthonic heroes, spirit guides, forces of nature or the gods themselves (see Plato’s Symposium). 
Note: A painting (Herbert James Draper,1909) of Lamia, the queen of Libya who became a daemon according to Greek mythology.

A demon is a supernatural, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, and folklore. The original Greek word daimon does not carry the negative connotation initially understood by implementation of the Koine δαιμόνιον (daimonion), and later ascribed to any cognate words sharing the root.

The words dæmon and daimôn are Latinized spellings of the Greek δαίμων, a reference to the daemons of ancient Greek religion and mythology, as well as later Hellenistic religion and philosophy. Daemons are good or benevolent nature spirits, beings of the same nature as both mortals and gods, similar to ghosts, chthonic heroes, spirit guides, forces of nature or the gods themselves (see Plato’s Symposium). 

Note: A painting (Herbert James Draper,1909) of Lamia, the queen of Libya who became a daemon according to Greek mythology.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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