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succubus: see incubusincubus
, lascivious male demon said to possess mortal women as they sleep and to be responsible for the birth of demons, witches, and deformed children. According to one legend the incubus and his female counterpart, the succubus, were fallen angels.
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demon in the form of a woman. [Western Folklore: Briggs, 232]
1. a female demon fabled to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
2. any evil demon
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53) Medieval literature is full of stories about sexual contact between humans and succubae
and incubi, whom theologians considered a diabolical breed.
12) To control the earlier and more benevolent images of women, the patriarchy invented stories that cast powerful women as evil witches, baby-snatchers, sorceresses, and succubae
WHEN A COUPLE of evil succubae
- a fancy word for supernatural temptresses - escape an early-19th-century monastery for modern-day Vancouver, no less a personage than William B.