07 July 2012


Hello, welcome to the One Hundred and One Demons blog. This blog is the brainchild of Jerry Teo and Chuang Shyue Chou. It is conceived as a means of brainstorming, exploring different forms and also exchanging ideas and such between fellow creatives.

Image from Wikipedia: St. Anthony plagued by demons, as imagined by Martin Schongauer, in the 1480s.

From the Wikipedia entry:

"A demon is a supernatural, often malevolent being prevalent in religionoccultismliterature, and folklore. The original Greek worddaimon does not carry the negative connotation initially understood by implementation of the Koine δαιμόνιον (daimonion), and later ascribed to any cognate words sharing the root.
In Ancient Near Eastern religions as well as in the Abrahamic traditions, including ancient and medieval Christian demonology, a demon is considered an "unclean spirit" which may cause demonic possession, calling for an exorcism. In Western occultism and Renaissance magic, which grew out of an amalgamation of Greco-Roman magicJewish demonology, and Christian tradition, a demon is a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled."

Demons today are depicted in current popular smash hit computer games like Diablo 3, roleplaying games and more. Demons are prevalent in popular culture and are depicted in many means. Demons are also commonplace in the medieval fantasy world of Warhammer and can be found in Dungeons & Dragons.

The more common depiction in the West is that of a satyr.

In the east, the demon is also commonplace in folklore, myths and legends.

Here we hope that this blog can serve as an outlet for individual imagination and expression where the different cultural archetypes can be explored.

Let the proceedings begin and enjoy the drawings and paintings of demons!

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