Belphegor

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Belphegor:

see Baal-peorBaal-peor
, in the Bible, local divinity (the Baal) of Peor. According to the Book of Numbers, the Hebrews stayed at Shittim during the wilderness wanderings. While there, Hebrew men had sexual relationships with the local Moabite women.
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Belphegor

fiend turned man; henpecked by wife. [Ital. Lit.: Belphegor, Walsh Classical, 53]
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Grim the Collier, comments: "although the induction characters do not sit onstage as spectators, their expectation of a report from Belphagor upon his return from earth creates a kind of unseen stage audience, as if the devils were peeping from behind the curtain during the main action to follow Belphagor's progress" (181).