American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mythology A terrifying ancient deity or demon of the underworld.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mysterious divinity, viewed as an object of terror rather than of worship, by some regarded as the author of creation, and by others as a famous magician, to whose spell all the inhabitants of Hades were subjected.
- n. A pagan god or demon, associated with the underworld and envisaged as a powerful primordial being, whose very name was taboo; an incubus.
- n. A manufactured horror; a Frankenstein's monster.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mysterious, terrible, and evil divinity, regarded by some as the author of creation, by others as a great magician who was supposed to command the spirits of the lower world. See Gorgon.
- n. (Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld
- A pseudo-Greek mythological figure most likely actually invented Christian scholar ca 350-400 CE. The origins of the name are uncertain, partly because the figure itself was possibly of imaginary coinage. Various theories suggest that the name is derived from the Greek words daemon ('spirit' given the Christian connotations of 'demon' in the early Middle Ages)— or, less likely demos ('people')— and Gorgon or gorgos ('grim'). A less accepted theory claims that it is derived from a variation of 'demiurge'. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin Dēmogorgōn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He realised that he had never found out what the word Demogorgon meant.”
“Eternity called Demogorgon, does not in the least save the situation, because, flatly, there is no such person as Demogorgon, and if”
“Demogorgon describes it, creating "from its own wreck the thing it contemplates" (4.574).”
“Unsurprisingly, we tended to battle demons and devils -- Sir James had a long-standing feud with Demogorgon and the various anti-paladins and death knights who served him -- and other exemplars of metaphysical evil.”
“Demogorgon to end with her highly operatic lyrical exchange with Prometheus in the guise of a "Voice (in the air, singing).”
“However, the characters of Prometheus, Jupiter, and Demogorgon are more dramatically complex and ambiguous: in their doubling of each other, they qualify more definitively as mezzi caratteri like Don Giovanni than any of the more serious or comic characters that surround them.”
“III, scene i, which relates his descent into the abyss with Demogorgon, mimics the progression of”
“The description of the Hours, as they are seen in the cave of Demogorgon, is an instance of this — it fills the mind as the most charming picture — we long to see an artist at work to bring to our view the”
“It was both his job and his duty to continue reading Demogorgon but there was more to it than that, Ribbon admitted to himself in a rare burst of honesty.”
“The dreadful notion came to him that Demogorgon had not always been like this, that the ending had originally been different, but that Marie, seeing him in Oxford and immediately identifying him with the writer of that defamatory letter, had by some remote control or sorcery altered the end of the copy that was in his, Ribbon's, possession.”
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