Who's Your Demon?
October 24, 2006 11:20 AM   Subscribe

The Dictionnaire Infernal. Tired of the same old devil costume each Halloween? Why not go as Bael, Asmodeus or Gaap? Written and (wickedly) illustrated during the 1800s, the Dictionaire (annoying sound warning) has the demon you need. Of course, there are other resources. If you have a hard time choosing, try your birth month's demon.
posted by Bookhouse (13 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
It's comforting to know Tammuz (the demon of the month of September) is also Hell's ambassador to Spain.

I wonder where John Bolton is on that list.
posted by parmanparman at 11:37 AM on October 24, 2006

Lose 1d6 San points...
posted by Artw at 11:46 AM on October 24, 2006

I want to believe that every alientated twelve year old kid eventually finds themselves alone in their room, trying to summon Gremory with a spatula, a mirror and a circle of their mom's candles. Or was that just me?

By the way, Mefi sounds like a demon name in it's own right.
posted by juliarothbort at 11:47 AM on October 24, 2006

My demon o' the month is Satan! Yeaaa!

That makes up for having a kinda boring birthstone.
posted by Mister_A at 12:11 PM on October 24, 2006

Yay its goetic fun!

no, juliarothbort it was not just you
posted by khaibit at 12:24 PM on October 24, 2006

Who's this "Stan" guy anyway? And how does one "bring" light? Photons are only occasionally particles. Naw, naw, none of this adds up at all.
posted by Smedleyman at 12:32 PM on October 24, 2006

Presumably Gaap wears a red T-shirt and donates money to Africa.
posted by nasreddin at 12:53 PM on October 24, 2006

Watch it, nasreddin: mind the Gaap.
posted by anotherbrick at 1:11 PM on October 24, 2006

What? No mention of my namesake Harlequin? For shame.

(Yes, my nic is based on the demon known as Harlequin. You gotta problem with that? You think I'm some kinda clown or something? Wanna fight?)
posted by quin at 1:31 PM on October 24, 2006

Not surprised to see my namesake demon missing, either.
posted by nowonmai at 3:28 PM on October 24, 2006

Hmm. Let me see.... nowonmai = the answer to the question given to Regan, "Who are you?" in The Exorcist. IIRC, according to Father Merrin, the demon was Beelzebub.

I can't remember where I saw it, but there was a plate reproduced in full colour (blue water colours, it seemed) of Flauros, which leads me to believe that perhaps others were coloured too. Perhaps it was artistic licence though...
posted by Zack_Replica at 12:34 AM on October 25, 2006

Oh, crap it was Pazuzu, not Beelzebub. Not being included makes sense then, as Pazuzu is Assyrian and Beelzebub is Christian-based (or transformed to Christianity) as are are all Collin de Plancey's demons.
posted by Zack_Replica at 12:52 AM on October 25, 2006

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posted by Zack_Replica at 12:52 AM on October 25, 2006

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