Demogorgon


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Demogorgon

mere mention of his name brings death and destruction. [Western Folklore: Benét, 263]
See: Demon

Demogorgon

tyrant-genius of soil and life of plants. [Medieval Eur. Myth.: LLEI, I: 326]
See: Earth
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Then Demogorgon appeared and pronounced judgment on Jupiter.
Themed booths included Dustin's Toy Museum, a game of treasure hunt where you need to find some iconic vintage trinkets from the show; the Glamorama booth that lets you mix and match campy '80s looks; Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream Shop, where you need to figure out riddles to score free ice cream; the Slingshot Revenge Shooting Gallery that tests your shooting skills in under two minutes; and a VR game where you can dive through Upside Down and defeat Demogorgons, as many as you want (or can)
It also helps that the mix and balance of humour and horror - as a group of teens from the American town of Hawkins take on a monster called the Demogorgon - is just right.
Judson mentions "On the Medusa" in passing and discusses a whole nexus of Medusa figures in Shelley's poetry in 1818/19, such as Demogorgon in Prometheus Unbound, the madman in "Julian and Maddalo," and Beatrice in The Cenci, for which the Medusa of Shelley's poem becomes the metonymical emblem.
This chapter concludes with a fascinating discussion of why Demogorgon is the sole companion of Eternity, why Eternity differs from Perpetuity, and why (in a long quotation taken from Claudian) time as we know it is a joyous female, the "ancient mother of the numberless years, ...
(45) The ironic comment, moreover, on 'this little demogorgon constable' suggests a less than overpowering actor, perhaps even a boy actor (see 5.5.1029 and note).
Here Shelley's Demogorgon (another "imageless" creature of the depths, though much more sentient and articulate than the Kraken) announces and orchestrates a kind of apocalypse, in which the tyrant Jupiter is overthrown (Ricks, Poems, 1:270).
Frustrated, anxious to surpass his own past works, Amphion enters into a mystical pact with the divine Demogorgon, who appears as a monstrous sculpture that is the accumulation of each era's lack of success in "its strife after the perfect and the high ideal" (1887, 8).