The Dictionary of Demons lists from a-z more than 1,500 demons found throughout the world. For those that are simply curious to those that take demonology as a serious study, this book is a handy reference to finding out more about demons and their histories.
In the Dictionary of Demons, the Demons are described by their histories, cross referenced, and in addition, given an elemental or planetary association. Along with this are a wealth of illustrations, from the classic woodcuts, to paintings of yore. Anyone serious about studying demons will find a wealth of knowledge within.
As one reviewer stated..”Whether you believe, disbelieve or are indifferent to the concept of demons, the spiritual concept and sociological ideology behind the need to identify or create demons in human society is fascinating. In the well-researched book Dictionary of Demons by Michelle Belanger, the reader is introduced to an alphabetized pantheon of demon names, histories, side notes and indices that delve into this spiritually torrid and intellectually intriguing topic.”
A quote about Demon’s names from Michelle Belanger: “Words had power in the ancient world, and few words were viewed with more fear than those that named the forces of evil. Among many ancient people, the names of demons and devils were thought to act as a kind of beacon, calling those beings up from the depths whenever their names were uttered. ”
This is an entertaining book you are sure to enjoy having in your occult library.
Dictionary of Demons
By Michelle Belanger
Llewellyn Publications; First Edition edition (October 8, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0738723061 | ISBN-13: 978-0738723068