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- noun An inferior deity, such as a deified hero.
- noun An attendant spirit; a genius.
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- noun Same as
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- noun A
tutelary spiritthat guides a person; a genius.
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- noun an evil supernatural being
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 The word daimon means in Greek a god, but the Christians used the word to signify an evil spirit.
"Satan," in Greek "daimon" because he is a spiritual being possessed of extraordinary powers, also "diabolos," because he is a calumniator who accuses those whom he has deceived with false sin, the being whom Augustine said possesses intelligent reasons for what he urges others to do.
Milton's admirable economy in working this truth into his great poem (i. 378) affords a sublime exposition of the mind of the Fathers on the origin of mythologies.]  The word daimon means in Greek a god, but the Christians used the word to signify an evil spirit.
Seeing sal with the new girl makes me want to call daimon and apologize.
Hence, the hitherto morally ambivalent or neutral word daimon acquires an almost exclusively evil connotation in the monotheistic context.
A daimon is a divine sign given to an individual (Phaedrus, 242B) or it is
There is a being called a daimon who is either identical with theos or is the power or agency of theos (Homer).
It may be remarked that the name of Daeva is an instance of that change from a good to a bad sense which is seen in the case of the Greek word daimon.
The personality is the vehicle of the daimon, which is not confined within the limit of the personality, and for which the birth and death of the personality are of no importance.
To conjure your "daimon" or consult your "genius" is comparably to enter into that dialogue which constitutes self-consciousness for