Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for Cacodaemon

What is a Cacodaemon? Well, this is considered an evil spirit or demon. The term comes from the Latin word 'kakodaimonon' which technically means "evil spirit", and this may also have been influenced by the Greek word 'daimon' meaning "neutral spirit".

A cacodaemon is the opposite of a good spirit known as an agathodaemon (also known as the Greek god of vinyards, health and prosperity).

It is said that the cacodaemon once the figure that represented the twelfth house of the horoscope. It was driven by the belief that the twelfth house was ruled by a demonic spirit, though these assumptions were later dismissed.

Nobody knows the true shape of the cacodeamon as it is supposed to have the power of shape changing and appears to people in different forms.


Angela Brown said...

A shape shifting daemon. Sounds like danger hiding in plain sight right there.

Paula Martin said...

Looks like a kid's worst nightmare to me! (and maybe not just kids either!) Gruesome!

Kate Larkindale said...

A demon that can change shape has got to be the most dangerous kind, right?

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a good demon!!

Suzanne Lieurance said...


How creepy!

Luana Krause said...

Awesome graphics. I like your blog's design. Very fitting for your macabre point of view.

Libby said...

I LOVE that the 12th house was ruled by a demon. So cool!

Anonymous said...

Interesting post! It almost fits in with my A to Z theme of mythology - but that picture is enough to give anyone nightmares, surely?! :-)

Melissa Sugar said...

I have never heard of this mythical evil demon. I love the design and theme of your blog. I just stopped by from the challenge.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Very cool. But the geek in me has to point out the monster there is an Astral Dreadnought. ;)

I am trying to read all the A to Z blogs, but coming back to the ones I really like.
Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

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