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  Daemon (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The words daemon and daimon, sometimes dæmon, are distinctively Hellenizing or Latinate spellings of δαιμων, used purposely today to distinguish the daemons of Greek mythology, good or malevolent "supernatural beings between mortals and gods, such as inferior divinities and ghosts of dead heroes", from the Judeo-Christian usage demon, "a malignant spirit that can possess humans".
The daemons are real enough— "the principle is the same, which misleads and deceives, and with tricks which darken the truth, leads away a credulous and foolish rabble"— it is relying upon them that is deceptive.
Gall sacramentary testifies to the continuity of this belief of daemones in the oldest extant prayer for anointing the dying:
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 daemon - definition by dict.die.net
Daemon and demon are often used interchangeably, but seem to have distinct connotations (see demon).
Daemon and demon are often used interchangeably, but seem to have distinct connotations.
The term `daemon' was introduced to computing by CTSS people (who pronounced it /dee'mon/) and used it to refer to what ITS called a dragon; the prototype was a program called DAEMON that automatically made tape backups of the file system.
dict.die.net /daemon   (662 words)

  
 Daemon
Daemon and daimon are distinctive, older spellings of demon.
This spelling is used purposely today to distinguish the daemon of Greek mythology, "supernatural beings between mortals and gods, such as inferior divinities and ghosts of dead heroes", from the Judeo-Christian usage demon, "a malignant spirit that can possess humans".
Daemons are often launched at system start-up time, and often serve the function of responding to network requests, hardware activity, or other programs by performing some task.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/da/Daemon.html   (443 words)

  
 Greek mythology A-M - All About Turkey
In Greek mythology Astraea was the daughter of Zeus and Themis, the goddess of justice.
In Greek mythology Ion was the son of Apollo and the Arthenian princess Creusa, whom Apollo raped on the Acropolis.
In Greek mythology, Ismene was the youngest child of Oedipus and Jocasta, and the sister of Antigone, Eteocles and Polynices.
www.allaboutturkey.com /sozlukmit1.htm   (7737 words)

  
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DAEMON By Frank Torkel (grandthief@globalone.net) and Joshua Fairfield (rapine@globalone.net) Daemon is copyright 1995, Frank Torkel and Joshua Fairfield but may be copied and distributed as long as our names remain here and the document remains unchanged.
Daemon is a source book designed to create or add a new character to the game, a demon character whose main purpose in the game is to add souls to his army of the damned.
The Daemons were powerless to stop the mortals, for not even with their great knowledge did they know what these strange mortals did.
www.identicalsoftware.com /rpg/wod/others/daemon.txt   (6706 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Demon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In religion, folklore, and mythology a demon is a supernatural being that has generally been described as a malevolent spirit.
Whether such a daemon was benevolent or malevolent, the Greek word meant something different from the later medieval notions of 'demon', and scholars debate the time in which first century usage by Jews and Christians in its original Greek sense became transformed to the later medieval sense.
Building upon the few references to daemons in the New Testament, especially the visionary poetry of the Apocalypse of John, Christian writers of apocrypha from the 2nd century onwards created a more complicated tapestry of beliefs about "demons" that was largely independent of Christian scripture.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Demon   (4481 words)

  
 Daemon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Daemon Sadi (SaDiablo) is a character in the Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop.
Daemon is a character in the TV series ReBoot.
The BSD Daemon is the BSD operating system's mascot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Daemon   (164 words)

  
 Demon - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In folklore, mythology, and religion, a demon or demoness is a supernatural being that is generally described as a malevolent spirit, but is also depicted as a force that may be conjured and insecurely controlled.
Building upon the few references to daemons in the New Testement, especially the visionary poetry of the Apocalypse of John, Christian writers of apocrypha from the 2nd century onwards created a more complicated tapestry of beliefs about "demons" that was independent of Christian scripture.
In Hindu mythology, there are three kinds of beings, the devas (gods), the manushyas (human beings) and the asuras (demons).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Demon   (3874 words)

  
 Mythical Monsters
Daemon's were later referred to as a general term for a supernatural power.
In early Greek mythology, the Gorgon was a monster of the underworld.
Buddhist Mythology associates nagas with guardian of raindrops, pearls, or the elixir of immortality.
www.geocities.com /dragar.geo/WSP/monsters.html   (5776 words)

  
 Paghat's Garden: Saffron Mythology
This mythology of the castrated hence sterile flower-boy as sexless companion to the Mother Goddess & passive lover of active male gods has an interesting parallel to the saffron crocus in particular, in that this crocus is itself sterile & cannot produce seeds.
The precise importance of the fertility daemon Krokos is not as well preserved as that of Hyacinthos, Dionysios, or Attis, but this seems not to be because he was of less significance.
Ancient mythologies are notorious for marking their own time-lines illogically, but if Krokos had to become a flower before the birth of Zeus, then he is older than Hermes & all the Olympians, but not necessarily any older than Smilax a daughter of a Titaness.
www.paghat.com /saffronmyth.html   (2361 words)

  
 daemon | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Daemon or Demon [from Greek daimon, Latin daemon] A god, angel, or celestial power or spirit, of varying degrees of ethereality, and ranging from the supreme deity of the hierarchy, through the greater gods, down to mere genii and lemures.
Philsophers such as Plato divided the daemons into three classes, "the first two are invisible; their bodies are pure ether and fire (Planetary Spirits); the Daimons of the third class are clothed with vapoury bodies; they are usually invisible, but sometimes, making themselves concrete, become visible for a few seconds.
We often find two daemones accompanying the individual, one prompting to good, the other to evil; while again it may be the same genius, whose influence is defined as at one time good, at another evil.
www.babylon.com /definition/daemon   (767 words)

  
 J!NX Forums - Daemons?
A daemon sits in the background and is activated only when needed, for example, to correct an error from which another program cannot recover.
Daemons normally start when the system software is booted, and they run as long as the software is running.
A daemon (pronounced DEE-man) waits silently, springing into action when some condition occurs (for example, when a file lands in a particular directory, or when a Web request is made through a particular communication line).
www.jinx.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9168   (1570 words)

  
 Demon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The demon [[Satan]] In folklore, mythology, and religion, a demon is a supernatural being that is generally described as an evil spirit, but is also depicted to be good in some instances.
There are indications that popular Hebrew mythology ascribed to the demons a certain independence, a malevolent character of their own, because they are believed to come forth, not from the heavenly abode of God, but from the nether world (compare Isa.
Whether such a daemon was benevolent or malevolent, the Greek word most meant something different from the later medieval notions of demon, and scholars debate the time in which first century usage by Jews and Christians in its original Greek sense became transformed to the later medieval sense.
demon.kiwiki.homeip.net   (3685 words)

  
 Hittite and Etruskan mythologies.
Vanth likes valkiries (Scandinavian mythology) and she was protector of souls.
On the contrary, a daemon of the death Haru (with wood hammer) was embodiment of evil power of the Underworld.
Daemon Tuhulka (with bird head) and the beast are related with theme also.
fantalov.tripod.com /Etruskan.htm   (241 words)

  
 daemon - a Whatis.com definition
In mythology, a daemon, according to Webster's, was "an attendant power or spirit."
Daemon can be confused with demon, which has a different but similar meaning.
The New Hacker's Dictionary says that a daemon is a program that runs by itself directly under the operating system whereas a demon is part of a larger application program.
searchsmb.techtarget.com /gDefinition/0,,sid44_gci211888,00.html   (178 words)

  
 Socrates - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Perhaps the most interesting facet of this is Socrates' reliance on what he calls his "daemon", a voice who speaks to Socrates only and always when Socrates is about to do something wrong.
Alternately, the daemon is often taken to simply mean "intuition"; however, the Greek word was clearly used to signify a spirit or entity akin to what we would call a guardian angel, and Socrates certainly seemed to attribute personality and voice to his daemon.
He was prominently lampooned in Aristophanes's comedy The Clouds, produced when Socrates was in his mid-forties; he said at his trial (in Plato's version) that the laughter of the theatre was a harder task to answer than the arguments of his accusers.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Socrates   (3192 words)

  
 GREEK MYTHOLOGY ENCYCLOPEDIA A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
ACRATUS (Akratos) The daemon of lack of self control and incontinence.
ALASTOR A daemon who inflicted vengeance upon children for the sins of their fathers.
ASBETON The Daemon 'Charr' who plagued the craftsman potter.
www.theoi.com /ABC.htm   (2083 words)

  
 GREEK MYTHOLOGY ENCYCLOPEDIA R-S
SABACTES (Sabaktes) The Daemon 'Crash' who plagued the craftsman potter.
She dwelt in a cliffside cave opposite the whirlpool daemon Charybdis.
She brought her children to side with Zeus in the Titan-War, and as reward he made her waters the inviolate oath of the gods.
www.theoi.com /Encyc_S.html   (1074 words)

  
 Myths and Legends - frames
Mythology Notes present descriptions of gods, summaries of myths, and some historical material on the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, Persia, Scandinavia, and the Celts.
Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ This page contains a description of the pantheon of the people refered to as Canaanites in the Bible, as recovered from the city of Ugarit in what is now western Syria.
Hittite Mythology REF This page contains a description of the pantheon, and history of the Hittites, who drew heavily upon the pantheon of their neighbors the Hurrians.
www.myths.com /pub/myths/myth.html   (12212 words)

  
 (pn)Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Basically, a daemon is always there, waiting to be called upon to perform some action or service.
daemons - A daemon is a process which waits and listens for a request.
Daemons are often recognized by having the letter "d" at the end.
www.rcook.com /sol8_ch1.html   (4944 words)

  
 LELOLA---Reviews
Daemon's evil laugh - mad at Oikawa because he has something he wants - child with the dark spore...
Daemon wants the child with the dark spore - digimon are fools - no longer need Ken and therefore he is expendable - give Ken up - Veemon attacks - head butt - Ken shocked - Wormmon frees Ken
Daemon's evil inferno attack - they are no match for it - digivolution to Imperialdramon - Daemon blasts them - Imperialdramon protects Ken and Davis - Shakkoumon absorbs as much of the attacks as he can
www.lelola.net /misc/reviews/digi02ep45.shtml   (940 words)

  
 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Demon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In religion, folklore, and mythology a demon or demoness is a supernatural being that has generally been described as a malevolent spirit but outside Christian circles was viewed as a sort of elemental spirit: compare Daemon and djinn.
The Greek conception of a daemon, δαίμων, appears in the works of Plato and many other ancient authors, but without the evil connotations which are apparent in the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible and in the Greek originals of the New Testament.
They were represented in bull form; and because these colossal bulls representing evil demons were, by a peculiar law of contrast, used also as protective genii of royal palaces and the like, the name "shed" assumed also the meaning of a propitious genius in Babylonian magic literature (see Delitzsch, Assyrisches Handwörterbuch.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Demon   (3331 words)

  
 Demon - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Christian mythology builds upon later Jewish traditions that God and his host declared war but were to be defeated.
Their defeat was never in question, since God is by nature omnipotent, but Michael was given the honor of a delusion, the belief in a natural order of procreation that only daemons and have; thus the rise of deveneration of the archangel Michael, beginning at India in 2005.
God then cast his angels from Heaven to the abyss of the earth, into a newly created plane (allusions to such a pit are made in the Book of Revelation, as pits of sulphur and fire) where all angels should be sentenced to an eternal existence of pain and misery.
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 Daemon (mythology) - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
The words daemon and daimon (also spelled dæmon) are distinctive Greek spellings of demon used purposely today to distinguish the daemons of Greek mythology, good or malevolent "supernatural beings between mortals and gods, such as inferior divinities and ghosts of dead heroes", from the Judeo-Christian usage demon, "a malignant spirit that can possess humans".
The Greek translation of the Septuagint, made for the use of Hellenized Jews in Alexandria, and the usage of daimon in the New Testament's original Greek text, effected an application of the Greek word to a Judeo-Christian spirit by the early 2nd century CE.
The Hellenistic Greeks divided daemons into good and evil categories: eudaemons (also called calodaemons) and cacodaemons, respectively.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Daemon   (811 words)

  
 Daemon Tools: Virtual CD and DVD Drive Emulation - the freeware review
In computer terminology, as opposed to spiritualism and mythology, daemon is an acronym for “disk and execution monitor.” Essentially, a daemon is a background program or process.
Daemon Tools is a “Windows service” that emulates up to four CD (or DVD) drives.
With Daemon Tools, the only noise you will hear is from you hard drive … and we can’t really get rid of that unless we just get a quieter hard drive.
www.freewarereview.info /2005-12/daemon_tools_virtual_cd_and_dvd_drive_emulation.html   (925 words)

  
 GALACTICA : "The Ancient, The Modern, The Future" : The Journal of Paganism, Occultism, Mysticism, Existentialism, and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Her consort was typically in serpent form; and her rites were not charachterized by the blithe spirit of manly athletic games, humanistic art, social enjoyment, feasting and theater that the modern mind associates with Classical Greece, but were in spirit dark and full of dread.
And the annual spring rites of the daemon's cult also were assumed, together with their un-Olympian type of sacrifice ----- a holocaust of pigs ----- carried out, as one Greek commentator observed, "with a certain element of chilly gloom.
Chilly gloom, however, is not the atmosphere that one associates with the Bronze Age civilization of pre-Homeric, Minoan Crete and the contemporary Cycladic Isles, from which most of these un-Hellenic cults appear to have been derived.
www.galacticapublishing.com /TheSerpentsBride.htm   (2734 words)

  
 Bestiary of Modern Fantasy: Demon
The word demon was derived from the Latin word daemn meaning spirit, and Greek words daemon or daimon meaning divine or supernatural power.
In Greek mythology the words daemon and daimon were also used to mean an inferior deity, such as a deified hero.
Demons in Judaism are derived in ancient Middle Eastern and Zoroastrain mythology after the sixth century B.C. Demons are called "shedim" in Hebrew.
www.dragon-warrior.com /Bestiary/demon.shtml   (475 words)

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