Sunday, January 2, 2011

Angels and Demons, Part 5: Demon Lore

Same as almost every religion has angel lore, so too do they have demon lore. Demons are the embodiment of sin and evil, something to be feared and avoided. Christianity/Judaism has Lucifer's minions, Zoroastrianism has Ahriman's demons -- even Hindu has the Asuras, the demons who continually try to wrest the booze of immortality from the gods. 

Demons symbolize the ever-present something that needs to be fought against, but they also are the perfect "tortured soul" archetypes. If your hero or heroine needs a challenge, converting a demon to the side of good might just be the things. I know demons have featured in more than one of my works in progress. 


-The Wikipedia page

-List of demons (wikipedia)

-Deliriums Realm - a must-see when researching demons

-Demons in Pop. Culture

-Mythical Creatures Guide - demons

-Myth Encyclopedia - demons

Paranormal romances featuring demons include:

Kresley Cole

Dark Desires After Dusk

Kiss of a Demon King

Demon From the Dark

Christine Warren 

The Demon You Know

What are some of your favorite paranormal romances featuring demons?



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