succubus

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succubus:

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, 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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succubus

demon in the form of a woman. [Western Folklore: Briggs, 232]
See: Demon

succubus

1. a female demon fabled to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
2. any evil demon
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The fate of New Orleans in September 2005 is one example of this, as Brownworth explains bluntly in a final author's note: "Wraiths and demons, vampires and succubi stalk these stories.
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In other parts of his exposition about the differences between the masculine and feminine, Evdokimov adopts Jungian ideas with little modification and subsequently adds to them a saying from the gnostic Gospel to the Egyptians and obscure speculative ideas drawn from the mysticism of Jacob Bohme, and the notion of the demonic succubi.
Yet, as Trudier Harris asserts about Beloved, Morrison "reverses/undermines our expectations of what ghost stories should be, as well as any conceptions we have about succubi, shapeshifters, and demons" (13).
In the past they would have dredged up equally supernatural incubi, succubi, witches or ghouls to imagine their experience with.
Christians could not, he explained, learn Church-sanctioned doctrine without simultaneously learning its dark counterpart, the demonic beliefs and practices that cling like succubi to its underside.
We, the succubi sufferers, see all this, contemplate love, feel our lust grow.
as succubi, irresistible seductresses whose animal nature was capable of