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  • At the same time, they ascribed to the spiritualized Ideas which they called daimones (spirits) all actuality, intelligence, and force in the whole universe.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • There were spirits (in Greek daimones) and spiritual beings like Socrates's mysterious voice (daimonion) (Apology, 31d1-4, 40a2-c3).

    Religion and Morality

  • They are called daimones, from their knowledge, and yet they are diaboloi, from their malice, devils still.

    The Almost Christian Discovered; or, the False Professor Tried and Cast.

  • Walter Jon Williams penned an interesting novel called Aristoi, wherein he taps the idea that we possess fragments of other personalities locked away inside our brains; he called them daimones.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Interview: Ann Aguirre, Part 1

  • CHORUS: From him alone of all the daimones Persuasion stands aloof.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • He has no altar, and no hymns of praise; from him alone of all the daimones Persuasion stands aloof … [closes the book] ...

    Nowhere Town: Overture and Introduction

  • CHORUS: From him alone of all the daimones Persuasion stands aloof.

    Nowhere Town: Act TWO Scene II

  • Both Philo and Plutarch (De defectu oraculorum) anticipate the Christian Apologist Justin Martyr in explaining pagan myth, ritual, and oracles as the ac - tions of daimones, but Justin's interpretation of them as deceits of the fallen angels and their offspring demons (Dialogue with Trypho, A.D. 155) is the back - ground for Saint Augustine's treatment of the pagan gods in The City of God, Books 1-X.


  • Satan, to the diabolus (“adversary”), and to daimones and daimonia.


  • In equating biblical angelos with daimones and in peopling the upper divisions of the universe with spirits, Philo anticipates the subsequent adaptation of



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