WhiteFox Wrote:Uh, using mirrors to ward off demons was offered up as banishing advice on WL, hence the title.
While being very amusing to read, it also gives me a question:
How much do the various cultural references and ideas (there are several; off the top of my head I'm thinking of European and Asian ideas of demons, but there's bound to be plenty of other ones to discuss) influence and/or match up with your own experiences as a demon?
My demonic Masks are vaguely influenced by Western mythology. I say Masks because I'm a polymorph, and the demon forms I sometimes take just represent moods and stuff.
Anyway, the demonic Masks I have get their form from some stories I did about demons. In these stories, Hell was a real place but not created by God for punishing anyone; Hell was created by human belief in it. It used to be an okay place, and then the Christians came along and their ideas about Hell and demons made the place into a bad neighborhood. A lot of the demons who were already there were released on good behavior since Hell wasn't as good a place as it used to be. In some of the stories, some of these freed demons emigrate to Earth.
Demons in that storyverse take come in all shapes and sizes. Some are completely monstrous in form (but not necessarily in demeanor), while others are beautiful; some look like mutant animals, others look like humans; some are smart, some are dumb. Hell being a dimension roughly the size of the Milky Way Galaxy, it's full of millions, maybe even billions, of species. On the whole, the demons of this storyverse are like the aliens of star trek in demeanor - meaning they range from murderous enraged beasts to completely peaceful enlightened beings. There are even nonsentient species.
Anyway, my demonic Masks tend to come from there.
Ich bin ein Diener des Lebens.
Pi = An irrational number.