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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These tales included bizarre accounts of Host desecration, satanic magic, murder, the Antichrist, and the manifestations of Lucifer and Asmodeus.
Juliana of Norwich Marylouise Burke Margery Kempe Sofia Jean Gomez John Kempe Darren Goldstein Nurse Tricia Rodley Asmodeus, Jacob Will Rogers Father Thomas Jeremy Shamos
His prodigious talent is so great, whispers circle that he might be the one to defeat the malevolent Asmodeus, who threatens the world from his ominous stronghold of Abyollydd
In Messe solennelle d'une pleine nuit d'ete Tremblay exploits the notion of the Asmodeus complex to depict in section a small Montreal apartment building and, through a contrapuntal interplay of voices, the divers regrets, bitterness, hopes, aspirations, and delights of the inhabitants of its different flats.
Tambien llamado Satanas, Belcebu, Asmodeus o Sammael, algun dia fue un angel llamado Luzbel que, por rebelarse ante la maxima autoridad, cayo del Cielo y ahora reina en la mansion de los fuegos eternos.
33 In which book of the Bible (canonical to Catholics but not Protestants) does the serial husband-slaying demon Asmodeus appear?
The journalist Xavier Marmier, visiting in the mid-1840s, called Algiers the "cite d'Asmodee, que nul toit ne derobe aux regards" [city of Asmodeus, which no roof hides from view], without mentioning what one might actually see (Marmier 44).
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.
If there is evil in the world, it is, in some religions, the work of an evil deity - Ahriman, Satan, Asmodeus, Loki - but in other religions, it is the product of evil desires in human beings.