Now that’s a revelation.
Well if Jin belongs to Monica, so should Jin’s demons, right?
Queen of the damned, anyone? Or are demons really damned? And we keep seeing all this bad… ghosts, demons, golems, etc… Are there really even gods? Are there guardian angles? Or is the word “demon” a misnomer? Can “evil” do good thigns for the sake of doing good, not for the sake of a personal agenda? Evil is purely a manmade thign, so… what’s that say about demons? If Evil is man made, is good nature made? Or is it juiced and minute-maid?
The word ‘demon’ actually comes from the greek word ‘daimon’, meaning more or less the same as ‘deity’. It’s centuries of Christian doctrine that infused it with pejorative connotations. Much like most of satan’s ‘names’ are really names of ancient gods and goddesses.
“Are there guardian angles? Or is the word “demon” a misnomer?”
Misnomer, indeed. In the original Greek, the word daemon simply means “spirit.” If they wanted to differentiate between good spirits and evil spirits they added the prefixes eu- and caco-, respectively. It was theologians in the Middle Ages who decided that all “spirits” were evil and that all “messengers” — angeloi — were good.
That explains the name of those floating monsters in Doom – the cacodemons?
That strikes me more as a full circle thing.
The root caco- can translate as “bad”, both in the moral and nonmoral sense.
I think the most likely place for the Doom developers to know of it would be “cacophony”, an horrible sound.
Angles… brings back memories of my gf. Guess that means the four angels to make a square add up to 360 degrees or somethign like that.
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