- In Jewish lore, evil spirits who injure. The mazziqin are divided into two classes. One class comprises FALLEN ANGELs who are led by SATAN. The second class are half-spirit and half-human hybrids, divided into two subclasses. One subclass includes the night terrors such as LILITH and her hordes. The second class is the SHEDIM, the offspring of Lilith or a SUCCUBUS and men.
Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. Rosemary Ellen Guiley. 2009.