Demogorgon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Demogorgon (Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Demogorgon 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. "Orcus and Ades, and the dreaded name
      Of Demogorgon ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Demogorgon 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Demogorgon dē-mo-gor′gon a mysterious deity or diabolical magician first mentioned about 450 A.D., and regarded as an object of terror.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
First mentioned by Lutatius, or Lactantius Placidus, the scholiast on Statius, perh. fr. Gr. dai`mwn god, deity + gorgo`s fierce, terrible
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. daimōn, deity, gorgos, terrible.

Usage

In literature:

She seemed so entirely to have eclipsed tailordom, or 'Demogorgon,' as the Countess was pleased to call it.
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
Just as well expect An Influenza-cure from Demogorgon!
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. July 4, 1891" by Various
GREAT GORGON, Demogorgon, whose name might not be uttered, a magician who had power over the spirits of the lower world.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
And the same idea is sung by Demogorgon at the close of the fifth Act.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Demogorgon of the Present!
"Weeds by the Wall" by Madison J. Cawein
The car of the Hour arrives with Demogorgon.
"The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources" by Daniel J. MacDonald
Act II contains no important motive except the visit of Asia and Panthea to Demogorgon under the earth.
"The English Novel" by Sidney Lanier
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