- In Persian lore and ZOROASTRIANISM, a wicked and unrighteous DEMON of luxury and vice. Dregvants was a name given to the residents of the city of Gilan south of the Caspian Sea, who were considered to be fiends incarnate.
Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. Rosemary Ellen Guiley. 2009.
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