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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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These include the halub-tree itself and the succubus figure, both of which are associated in medico-magical traditions with matters of procreation and childbirth.
She covers the birth of civilization and the evolution of the succubus, the image of the succubus in the writings of Freud and Jung, and from the succubus as child-killing mother to the restoration of the eternal feminine.
I know that I am lost and should be kept Incarcerated somewhere, peacefully Quiet and padded to recover from This succubus that now inhabits me, Or whom I inhabit.
Every time he sleeps, it seems, he finds himself having sweaty sex with this succubus, a passion so powerful it jars him into wakefulness and sends him scurrying to clean himself off, begging god's forgiveness the whole way.
Some of the most dreadful spirits that the Hmong shaman will unmask as being behind the corresponding symptoms of illness are the "raw-flesh-eater spirits", who, like vampires, suck the life of infants; the "nine-headed devils", who, walk inadvertently on somebody's head, and cause his sudden death; the "mice-like devils" who, running into somebody's head, obsess his mind and vital soul; the incubus and succubus devils, who induce miscarriages in women and night terrors in men; earth devils, water spirits, noxious vapors, ghosts, nightmares, bad omens and evil spells.
Like a succubus, Maria enslaves and degrades him, and amuses her gluttonous, complaisant husband with an account of her conquest.
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He prepares a second speech in which he rails at her, calling her slut and succubus.
And now, he and his pals are blaming them on a succubus - a female demon thought to have sex with men as they sleep.
Meanwhile, Sock meets the woman of his dreams - but she quickly turns into a nightmare by turning out to be a succubus, who steals a year of his life for just one paltry snog.
It has been filmed an on TV many times, most notably the 1995 BBC version starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth In August 2008, a San Francisco theatre company presented Pride and Succubus, a comedy that merged Jane Austen with Buffy the Vampire Slayer casting Elizabeth as an 18th-century vampire slayer.