Asmodeus


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Asmodeus

(ăs'mōdē`əs), demondemon,
supernatural being, generally malevolent in character. In general, the more civilized pagan societies came to consider demons as powerful, supernatural beings who lacked the dignity of gods and who, depending on the circumstance, might be either benevolent or malevolent
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 of Hebrew story. He plays an important role in the Book of Tobit.

Asmodeus

clever, hell-born hero. [Fr. Lit.: Le Diable Boiîteux, Walsh Modern, 31]
See: Cunning

Asmodeus

king of the devils. [Talmudic Legend: Benét, 58]
See: Demon

Asmodeus

female spirit of lust. [Jew. Myth.: Jobes, 141]
See: Lust
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Harlequin and Asmodeus is more than a laughable distraction.
Matthias's quest leads him up to the heavens, where he meets a tribe of warlike sparrows; and down to the depths of the earth, where Asmodeus the Snake waits.
25) "Asmodeus in the Quarters" draws on French writer Alain Le Sage's 1707 novel Le diable boiteux (The Devil on Two Sticks), in which the hobbled demon Asmodeus gives a rowdy young Spanish bachelor the power to see through the rooftops of Madrid into its inhabitants' private lives of vice and folly.
Among the many characters encountered, both historical and fanciful, most with the flimsiest of characterizations, are Ludwig's parents, his schoolmates and teacher, plus the devils on ostriches, children born to a pious, married woman seduced by an angel one starry night during Ludwig's visit, a furry armadillo who sits on Ludwig's shoulder, and particularly the Contessa Helena Ferruchi, Leonardo the "Maestro," and Asmodeus the "Old One.
It was in the guise of protecting public morality that the American press made frequent allusion to Asmodeus in the 1840s, emulating his appetite for scandal and, in Dickens' words, "imputing to every man in public life the coarsest and the vilest motives" (136).
Players must use all of their cunning and strength to defeat the Grigori, who are trying to rescue their leader Asmodeus, from the Pit.
Isis, Hermes, Mercury, and Asmodeus set the stage for monotheism's angels -- Gabriel, Michael, and Satan.
Additionally, the allusion to "Le Sage's sprite" would resonate with a contemporary audience; it refers to Le Diable Boiteux by Rene Le Sage, in which "a student releases from a phial in a laboratory a spirit named Asmodeus, who creates a furor among the neighbors by lifting the roofs from their houses and revealing their private lives" (Poems 248).
The surprise in this instance, although not so striking as Barnes's insertion of himself in Clap Hands, lies in the Brechtian appearances of the angel Raphael in human disguise, the bad angel Asmodeus, and, as in the book of Job, God's voice, reminding them, among other things, that "life is a gift given to be lived that's all.
In this second chapter of the Shadow Man story, our hero finds himself going up against the Grigori - a group of demons who have been masquerading as humans for the past 2000 years and who are now attempting to bring back their evil leader Asmodeus from the Pit to bring about the end of the world as prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
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