- 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.
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demons and demonology — A type of spirit that interferes in the affairs of people. The term demon means “replete with wisdom” and is derived from the Greek term DAIMON. The daimones were both good and evil and even included deified heroes. In most cultures, demons… … Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology