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  • noun Plural form of daemon.


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  • The expulsion of the daemons from the bodies of those unhappy persons whom they had been permitted to torment, was considered as a signal though ordinary triumph of religion, and is repeatedly alleged by the ancient apoligists, as the most convincing evidence of the truth of Christianity.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1206

  • Two specious principles of religious jurisprudence were established, from whence they deduced a direct and rigorous conclusion, against the subjects of the empire who still adhered to the ceremonies of their ancestors: that the magistrate is, in some measure, guilty of the crimes which he neglects to prohibit, or to punish; and, that the idolatrous worship of fabulous deities, and real daemons, is the most abominable crime against the supreme majesty of the Creator.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1206

  • "The script also makes use of some of the occult concepts found in the books, such as the diabolically named" daemons "-- animal companions to each person, identified as their human counterpart's visible soul."

    The Sci Fi Catholic on The Golden Compass 2007

  • We’d both seen and loved Elizabeth Gilbert’s inspiring speech on creativity, and decided that we both believed in daemons/geniuses.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » The joy of talking shop 2009

  • The daemons are the same as they are in the book, from what I understand, so we can take that up with Pullman.

    I Want an Ice Bear Bardiac 2007

  • Desiderius.] 99 Julian (Orat.i. p. 58, 59) seems at a loss to determine, whether he inflicted on himself the punishment of his crimes, whether he was drowned in the Drave, or whether he was carried by the avenging daemons from the field of battle to his destined place of eternal tortures.] * This is scarcely correct, ut erat in complicandis negotiis artifex dirum made ei Catenae inditum est cognomentum.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1206

  • Roman ideas, Apuleius tries to reconcile it with the national religion by calling the daemons _genii_, _lares_, and _manes_, which are true Italian conceptions.

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius Charles Thomas Cruttwell 1879

  • [Ps 44: 23] And He will command the winds, that is, the daemons, who raise the waves, that is, the rulers of the world, to persecute the saints, and He shall make a great calm around both body and spirit, peace for the Church, stillness for the world.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew 1225?-1274 1842

  • : Or; This class of daemons, that is the variety of carnal pleasures, is not overcome unless the spirit be strengthened by prayer, and the flesh enfeebled by fast.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew 1225?-1274 1842

  • Truly even wicked spirits, namely the daemons, confessed

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew 1225?-1274 1842


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