Category: Demonology

Black phantom dog

Black dog apparitions

Black dog is often used as a synonym for ghost dog, though some phantom dogs are white instead of black. Black dogs have been reported from almost all the counties of England, the exceptions...

mountain spirits haunt mines

Mountain spirits

Mountain spirit (lat.: daemon subterraneus, “underground demon”; besides also daemon metallicus “mine demon”) is the generic term for different mythical creatures, which are to be found in mines or in the mountains. Especially in...

Petrus Gonsalvus (Spanish: Pedro González, c. 1537 – c. 1618), referred to by Ulisse Aldrovandi as "the man of the woods"

Wild Man or Woodwose

The Wild Man is an anthropomorphic being in the popular beliefs of the Germanic and Slavic linguistic area from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of modern times. He was described or portrayed...

The Codex Gigas or Devil’s Bible

According to a legend that was already recorded in the Middle Ages, the scribe of the mysterious Codex Gigas or Devil’s Bible was a monk who broke his monastic vows and was sentenced to...

Conceptions of the anti-christ

Antichrist (Greek: Ἀντίχριστος, translit. antichristos) is a term found five times in the New Testament, solely in the First and Second Epistle of John (once in plural form and four times in the singular)....