Other Names: Devils
Nature: Disembodied entities, believed to be malevolent unless appropriately propitiated.
Incidence: Belief in the malevolent potential of demons and spirits is widespread in tribal and peasant cultures and wherever elements of animism and fetichism persist. In the past, demons have been considered a calamity of the same order as fire, pestilence, floods and famine. The activities of demons continue to be of special concern to certain religious groups, notably charismatic Christians, as an explanation when medical or counselling efforts had inexplicably failed in healing the sick.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 27.12.2017 – 05:53 CET