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Demon
A DEMON (from Koine Greek δαιμόνιον _daimónion_) is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion , occultism , literature , fiction , mythology and folklore . The original Greek word _daimon _ does not carry the negative connotation initially understood by implementation of the Koine δαιμόνιον (_daimonion_), and later ascribed to any cognate words sharing the root. In Ancient Near Eastern religions as well as in the Abrahamic traditions , including ancient and medieval Christian demonology , a demon is considered an unclean spirit , a fallen angel , or a spirit of unknown type which may cause demonic possession , calling for an exorcism . In Western occultism and Renaissance magic , which grew out of an amalgamation of Greco-Roman magic , Jewish Aggadah and Christian demonology , a demon is believed to be a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled
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Rakshasa
A RAKSHASA ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: rākṣasa) is a mythological being in Hindu mythology . As this mythology influenced other religions, the rakshasa was later incorporated into Buddhism
Buddhism
. Rakshasas are also called 'Maneaters' (Nri-chakshas, Kravyads). A female rakshasa is known as a RAKSHASI. A female Rakshasa
Rakshasa
in human form is a MANUSHYA-RAKSHASI. The terms Asura and Rakshasa
Rakshasa
are sometimes used interchangeably
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Yakshagana
YAKSHAGANA ( Tulu - ಆಟ, Sanskrit
Sanskrit
- ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ) is a traditional theatre form that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. This theatre style is mainly found in Tulunadu
Tulunadu
and some parts of Malenadu
Malenadu
region of Karnataka
Karnataka
and Kerala
Kerala
, India
India
. Yakshagana
Yakshagana
is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn
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Karnataka
KARNATAKA is a state in the south western region of India . It was formed on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act . Originally known as the State of Mysore , it was renamed _Karnataka_ in 1973. The capital and largest city is Bangalore (Bengaluru). Karnataka is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Telangana to the northeast, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the southwest. The state covers an area of 191,976 square kilometres (74,122 sq mi), or 5.83 percent of the total geographical area of India. It is the seventh largest Indian state by area
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Koine Greek
KOINE GREEK (UK English /ˈkɔɪniː/ , US English /kɔɪˈneɪ/ , /ˈkɔɪneɪ/ or /kiːˈniː/ ; from Koine Greek ἡ κοινὴ διάλεκτος, "the common dialect"), also known as ALEXANDRIAN DIALECT, COMMON ATTIC, HELLENISTIC or BIBLICAL GREEK ( Modern Greek : Ελληνιστική Κοινή, "Hellenistic Koiné", in the sense of "Hellenistic supraregional language "), was the common supra-regional form of Greek spoken and written during Hellenistic and Roman antiquity and the early Byzantine era, or Late Antiquity. It evolved from the spread of Greek following the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, and served as the lingua franca of much of the Mediterranean region and the Middle East during the following centuries. It was based mainly on Attic and related Ionic speech forms, with various admixtures brought about through dialect levelling with other varieties
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Religion
There is no scholarly consensus over the definition of "RELIGION". Conventionally, a "religion" is any cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views , texts , sanctified places, ethics, or organizations , that relate humanity to the supernatural or transcendental . Religions relate humanity to what anthropologist Clifford Geertz has referred to as a cosmic "order of existence". Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the "divine ", "sacred things", "faith ", a "supernatural being or supernatural beings" or "some sort of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and power for the rest of life". Religious practices may include rituals , sermons , commemoration or veneration (of deities ), sacrifices , festivals , feasts , trances , initiations , funerary services , matrimonial services , meditation , prayer , music , art , dance , public service , or other aspects of human culture
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Occultism
The OCCULT (from the Latin
Latin
word occultus "clandestine, hidden, secret") is "knowledge of the hidden." In common English usage, occult refers to "knowledge of the paranormal ," as opposed to "knowledge of the measurable ," usually referred to as science . The term is sometimes taken to mean knowledge that "is meant only for certain people" or that "must be kept hidden", but for most practicing occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences. The terms esoteric and arcane can also be used to describe the occult, in addition to their meanings unrelated to the supernatural. It also describes a number of magical organizations or orders, the teachings and practices taught by them, and to a large body of current and historical literature and spiritual philosophy related to this subject
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Literature
LITERATURE, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works . More restrictively, literature is writing that is considered to be an art form, or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage. Its Latin root _literatura_/_litteratura_ (derived itself from _littera_: _letter_ or _handwriting_) was used to refer to all written accounts, though contemporary definitions extend the term to include texts that are spoken or sung (oral literature ). The concept has changed meaning over time: nowadays it can broaden to have non-written verbal art forms, and thus it is difficult to agree on its origin, which can be paired with that of language or writing itself. Developments in print technology have allowed an evergrowing distribution and proliferation of written works, culminating in electronic literature
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Fiction
FICTION is the classification for any story or setting that is imaginary —in other words, not based strictly on history or fact. Fiction can be expressed in a variety of formats, including writings , live performances , films , television programs , animations , video games , and role-playing games , though the term originally and most commonly refers to the narrative forms of literature (see _literary_ fiction ), including novels , novellas , short stories , and plays . Fiction is occasionally used in its narrowest sense to mean simply any "literary narrative". A work of fiction is an act of creative imagination, so its total faithfulness to reality is not typically assumed by its audience. Therefore, fiction is not expected to present only characters who are actual people or descriptions that are factually accurate. Instead, the context of fiction, not adhering precisely to the real world, is generally open to interpretation
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Mythology
MYTHOLOGY refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths. Myths
Myths
are the stories people tell to explain nature, history , and customs . Myth is a feature of every culture . Many sources for myths have been proposed, ranging from personification of nature or personification of natural phenomena , to truthful or hyperbolic accounts of historical events to explanations of existing ritual s. Mythologizing continues, as shown in contemporary mythopoeia such as urban legends and the expansive fictional mythoi created by fantasy novels and comics . A culture's collective mythology helps convey belonging , shared and religious experiences, behavioral models, and moral and practical lessons . The study of myth began in ancient history
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Folklore
FOLKLORE is expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales , proverbs and jokes . They include material culture , ranging from traditional building styles to handmade toys common to the group. Folklore also includes customary lore , the forms and rituals of celebrations such as Christmas and weddings, folk dances and initiation rites. Each one of these, either singly or in combination, is considered a folklore artifact . Just as essential as the form, folklore also encompasses the transmission of these artifacts from one region to another or from one generation to the next. For folklore is not taught in a formal school curriculum or studied in the fine arts . Instead these traditions are passed along informally from one individual to another either through verbal instruction or demonstration
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Daemon (classical Mythology)
DæMON is the Latin word for the Ancient Greek DAIMōN (δαίμων: "god", "godlike", "power", "fate"), which refers to the daemons of ancient Greek religion and mythology and of later Hellenistic
Hellenistic
religion and philosophy . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Description * 3 In mythology and philosophy * 3.1 Socrates * 3.2 Plato
Plato
and Proclus * 4 Categories * 5 See also * 5.1 In fiction * 6 Notes * 7 External links ETYMOLOGYDaemon comes from the Ancient Greek word δαίμων, which originally referred to a lesser deity or guiding spirit. The word is further derived from Proto-Indo-European *dai-mon "provider, divider (of fortunes or destinies)", from the root *da "to divide"
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Ancient Near Eastern Religions
The religions of the ancient Near East were mostly polytheistic , with some early examples of primitive monolatry (Yahwism / Judaism
Judaism
, Mardukites ), Ashurism
Ashurism
and Monism
Monism
( Atenism
Atenism
). Some scholars believe that the similarities between these religions indicate that the religions are related, a belief known as patternism . Many religions of the ancient near East and their offshoots can be traced to Proto-Semitic religion . Other religions in the ancient Near East include Ancient Egyptian religion , the Luwian and Hittite religions of Asia Minor
Asia Minor
and the Sumerian religion of ancient Mesopotamia. Offshoots of Proto-Semitic religion include Assyro-Babylonian religion , Canaanite religion , and Arabian religion
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Abrahamic Traditions
The ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS, also referred to collectively as ABRAHAMISM, are a group of Semitic -originated religious sects that claim descent from the practices of the ancient Israelites
Israelites
and the worship of the God
God
of Abraham
Abraham
. The term derives from a figure from the Bible
Bible
known as Abraham
Abraham
. Abrahamic religion was able to spread globally through Christianity
Christianity
being adopted by the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the 4th century and the Islamic Empire from the 7th century onward. As a consequence, today the Abrahamic religions
Abrahamic religions
are one of the major divisions in comparative religion (along with Indian , Iranian , and East Asian religions )
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Christian Demonology
CHRISTIAN DEMONOLOGY is the study of demons from a Christian point of view. It is primarily based on the Bible
Bible
(Old and New Testaments ), the exegesis of these scriptures, the scriptures of early Christian philosophers , hermits and the associated traditions and legends incorporated from other beliefs. CONTENTS* 1 Development * 1.1 Origins * 1.2 Number * 1.3 Characteristics * 1.4 Appearance * 2 Incarnation
Incarnation
* 2.1 History * 3 Sexuality * 4 Diabolical symbols * 5 Other views * 6 See also * 7 Literature * 8 References DEVELOPMENT See also: Demonology In some Christian traditions, the deities of other religions are interpreted or created as demons. The evolution of the Christian Devil
Devil
and pentagram are examples of early rituals and images that showcase evil qualities, as seen by the Christian churches
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