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by Micha F. Lindemans
The word "demon" (or daemon) comes from the Greek "daimon", which means "spirit". In ancient times, this term denoted spirits in general, without making a distinction between good or evil. In the western world, under the influence of medieval Christianity, a demon became synonym for an evil entity or evil spirit. These spirits are set out on destruction or, at least, the tormenting of mankind.

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