Demons exist in many cultures all over the world with various meanings before the Christian version. Tell me about your country's versions.
In Australia we have the Bunyips that come from Aboriginals but they are actually a bit spooky since they're mysterious. They crawl out of creeks and billabongs but no one quite agrees exactly on what they look like so every picture of them depicts them differently.
The only demons I can think of as being part of our culture really are the christian version.
I suppose America has twisted the idea from some goat-fucker to a red painted caricature of whatever country the author hates. Or is that America? I doubt we came up with the idea - It seems like an obvious shift in the western kind of society where people aren't afraid of demons and magic fucking up their family so much as big businesses somehow fucking up their life.
Also lesser known is the Yara-ma-yha-who
> It lives in fig trees and does not hunt for food, but waits until an unsuspecting traveler rests under the tree. It then drops onto the victim and drains their blood using the suckers on its hands and feet, making them weak. It then consumes the person, drinks some water, and then takes a nap. When the Yara-ma-yha-who awakens, it regurgitates the victim, leaving it shorter than before. The victim's skin also has a reddish tint to it that it didn't have before. It repeats this process several times. At length, the victim is transformed into a Yara-ma-yha-who itself
a nix that lures with skippers with her singing into dangerous riffs and shallows. they also named a huge rock next to one of the trickiest river sections of the Rhine after that nix.
Ships are still wrecked there today and they believe the Rhine killed hundreds of sailors there.
Drekavac (Cyrllic: дpeкaвaц, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation:[drɛkaʋats], literally "the screamer"), also called drek and drekalo is a mythical creature in south Slavic mythology. The name is derived from the adjective drečati (meaning bawling).
Drekavac comes from the souls of children who have died unbaptised.
The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey, United States. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many different variations.
>In Jewish mythology, a Dybbuk (meaning "adhere" or "cling") is a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person. It supposedly leaves the host body once it has accomplished its goal, sometimes after being helped.
Pretty much the archetype of the modern depiction of christian demons, for whatever reason.
This lil' nigga just raped slutty forest spirits all day long, they were pretty much asking for it anyway (total nymphs).