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Jack Bros. - Virtual Boy
Jack Frost




A European elf-like creature who personifies cold winter weather. He is said to be the one responsible for leaving the crystal-like ice patterns on windows on cold mornings. Usually quite friendly, but prone to pranks, Jack Frost is said to have a spiteful side, and if angered enough may freeze a victim to death. Some believe he originated in Viking folklore and his name comes from Jokul and Frosti, two ice giants from Norse mythology.
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Nisroc




Nisroc or Nisroch is the Assyrian god of agriculture, and was said by some Christian writers to be a fallen angel or demon. He is also said by some to be a chef for the princes of Hell.
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Shin Megami Tensei II - PlayStation
Chris the Car




The original name for this demon is Christine, but in Shin Megami Tensei II, it is renamed to Chris the Car. Christine is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1983. It tells the story of an antique automobile apparently possessed by supernatural forces.

In 1983, the movie version of Christine directed by John Carpenter, and starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, and Harry Dean Stanton was released to theaters.
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Majin Tensei - Super famicom and SNES
Abaddon




Abaddon is a Biblical term in Hebrew which means "place of destruction" and is a fiery plain in the realm of the dead, Gehenna. In the later teachings of Revelation, Abaddon had become a being that personified the abyss, becoming known as the "Angel of the Abyss". He is depicted often as a large human-sized locust and leads a swarm of locusts and other insects that carry infectios diseases. In this respect, he is often associated with the swarms of locusts that sometimes destroy entire crop fields. In the The Greater Key of Solomon, Abaddon was said to be called upon by Moses to cause the great rains during the Ten Plagues of Egypt.

While in many circles he is considered to be associated with Satan, even going as far as to claim that Abaddon is another name for Satan, Jehovah's Witnesses believe he is a more righteous figure, and was charged with casting Satan down into the abyss and sealing him within.
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Neko Shogun




A prophetic Taoist god, originally known as Mao Shogun. Due to a linguistic error involving the Chinese word for cat, his name was changed to Neko Shogun.
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Shin Megami Tensei if... - PlayStation
Girimehkala




Girimehkala is a large demonic elephant from Sri Lankan mythology. It is said to be the mount of the demon lord Mara, who tried to tempt Buddha so that he could not achieve enlightenment. The Girimehkala's most prominent feature is its one huge eye, which is said to carry a powerful curse. Anyone that looks into its eye will fall ill and cannot be cured.

It is suggested that Girimehkala is a demonized Ganesha or Airavata from Hinduism, as Buddhist Sri Lankans and the Hindu Indians have come into conflict several times throughout history.
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Hecatoncheir




In Greek mythology, the Hecatonchires (or Hecatoncheires) were three hideous creatures that were the children of Gaia and Uranus. Their name literally means "hundred-handed" and they were depicted as gargantuan figures with a hundred hands, fifty heads and incredible strength that was superior to even that of the Titans. They were known as Briareus the Vigorous, Gyes the Big-Limbed, and Cottus the Striker.

As they were the children of Gaia and Uranus, the Hecatonchires were born near the dawn of creation. However when they were born, seeing how hidious they were, Uranus forced them back into Gaia's womb, causing her great pain and distress. It was this cause of action that triggered the events leading to Cronus overthrowing Uranus, although Cronus would then imprison the Hecatonchires in Tartarus along with the Cyclops because of their hidious appearance. In some versions of the myth, it was Uranus who cast them into Tartarus upon seeing them at birth.

The Hecatonchires remained in Tartarus with the Cyclops where they were guarded by the dragon Campe until the son of Cronus, Zeus, came to rescue them. Zeus slayed the dragon and requested that they join him in his fight against Cronus. During the War of the Titans, the Hecatonchires hurled bolders as big as the mountains, one hundred at a time, at the Titans, and they were quickly overwhelmed. According to Hesiod, once Zeus took power the three Hecatonchires became the guardians of the gates of Tartarus. Another account in the Iliad suggests that the strongest, Briareus, became the guardian of Zeus and Olympus, and that after his eventual defeat, was laid to rest under Mt. Aetna.
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Persona - PlayStation
Sati




Dakshayani, also known as Sati, was the daughter of Daksha in Hindu mythology. Daksha tended to be very protective of his daughters and when Sati and Shiva wanted to be married he was staunchly opposed, and to punish her he refused to invite Shiva to a festival and mocked him openly. In grief, Sati immolated herself and burned to death. Shiva went mad with rage and created two ferocious goblins that attacked and killed all at the festival, Daksha himself being decapitated. After calming down, Shiva returned all those slain to life, and replaced Daksha's head with that of a goat. Having learned his lesson, Daksha devoted his life to Shiva. Later, Sati was reincarnated as Parvati, and married Shiva.
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Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei - Super famicom and SNES
Matador




*NOTE* The description below may spoil some of the story from Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, so if you plan on playing that game, I recommend skipping this one.

In Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Matador is one of the Fiends who carries a candelabrum that the Lady In Black and the Old Man requested Hito-Shura to find. Unlike the other Fiends, the fight against him is not optional. Matador needs to be defeated to be able to escape the Great Underpass of Ginza and get to Ikebukuro.

He appears as a skeleton dressed in a bullfighter's costume, and speaks of fighting for an audience with style and flair though their present environment (a desolate wasteland dimension used by all fiends) is lacking the aforementioned. Matador thinks that Hito-Shura is weak, but knowing that he won't hand over the Candelabrum of Sovereignty without a fight, Matador challenges him to a duel. The listing in the Demonic Compendium says that Matador is the Spanish version of the Grim Reaper.

Upon getting a Deathstone from the Labyrinth of Amala after defeating him, Matador can become one of Hito-Shura's minions with the right demon fusion and Kagutsuchi phase.
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Pascal




*NOTE* The description below contains spoilers to the story of Shin Megami Tensei. If you plan on playing that game in the future, I suggest skipping this description.

Pascal is the Shin Megami Tensei protagonist's domestic dog, which stays at his home until the assassination of his master's mother at the hands of an Ame no Sakugami, whom the player then defeats. Pascal then will be available to enter the hero's party, and if fused with any demon at a Jakyou Manor, the result will be a extremely powerful Cerberus, who can be created independantly of his far superior level only because of his former loyalty towards his owner. Following the events of the Echo Building arc, where the player goes to check the Terminal used by Gotou's scientists in order to summon more demons to Tokyo, Pascal-Cerberos jumps into a Terminal after the boss fight agains Douman and is teleported to a unknown destiny.

Much later in the game, he reappears, standing on the bridge that leads to Tokyo Destiny Land, in a berserk state that can only be reversed if the protagonist possesses a valuable item called a Golden Apple. Because of this item's ability to stabilize violent demons, Cerberus comes back to his senses and recognizes the Hero, thus choosing to share his fate by joining his party.

Pascal is part of a tradition that started in Megami Tensei of having Cerberus supporting the main character, a reference to the one owned by Akemi Nakajima in the novels by Aya Nishitani.

In the Sega CD version of Shin Megami Tensei, Pascal's design is heavily reworked into a unique version of Cerebus that looks more like a combination of the series' traditional design with a normal dog. He also notably changes heavily in design between his absence with the hero.

Pascal is most definitely named for the Pascal Programming Language, which was itself named for Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician and philosopher (1623–1662).
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DemiKids: Light Version - Game Boy Advance
Tsukuyomi




The lunar god in Shintoism. He was born of Izanagi's right eye as he bathed after his descent to the underworld, thus making him the brother of Amaterasu and Susano-O.
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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona - PlayStation Portable
Sakahagi




*NOTE* The description below may spoil some of the story from Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, so if you plan on playing that game, I recommend skipping this one.

Before the Conception, Sakahagi's previous life was that of a successful businessman. Though he seemed to be living the ideal life everyone strives to obtain, his fortune eventually collapsed and he became consumed with thoughts of killing, accusing a boy who may have been the cause of his downfall. His was one of the strong emotions that lingered and lent itself to to the earth after Tokyo transforms into the Vortex World, and his desired persona emerged, taking the form of a Manikin that has nothing in mind but a thirst for power and blood.

Sakahagi first appears in one of the western buildings in Asakusa, hunting down his own kind to collect more skins and Magatsuhi. He was among those who were freed from Kabukicho Prison, and has since developed a firm resolve to no longer become subservient, going on a solitary quest to increase his powers to ultimately become the king of demons. Futomimi's visions of a peaceful world meant nothing to him. As such, he is both shunned and feared by his fellow Manikins.

Sakahagi has no qualms about murdering fellow Manikins, taking their skins and adding them to his clothes as trophies. He seems to understand that Magatsuhi is the source of a demon's power, and since Manikins are human simulacra that contain the collective emotions of numerous spirits that sought a tangible form, they are potentially an abundant source of such energy which will make his ambitions concrete.

Later on, Sakahagi had wrested possession of the Yahirono Himorogi from the fairies at Yoyogi Park construction site, putting them under a spell and turning them into wild territorial demons that keep trespassers away while he seeks out the Magatsuhi stored there. Even with all the power of Yahirono Himorogi, Sakahagi and his demon Girimehkala were both slain by Hito-Shura.

Sakahagi is to be later reborn, called back into the Vortex World by the Afterlife Bell. His imprisoned spirit as his past self can be liberated from the Maze of Hell in the fourth Kalpa of the Labyrinth of Amala. He will gain new powers and will become part of the Foul clan, able to be summoned in the Cathedral of Shadows as Hito-Shura's minion.
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Devil Children: Ice Book - Game Boy Advance
Zhu Tun She




A monster snake said to be sighted around the Song dynasty.
It is about three feet long, has four legs, is covered in fur, and squeals like a pig. Because there is no animal that remotely fits the description, it is believed to be a completely unknown creature.
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Sudama




Earth spirit in Japanese mythology. They are born from ancient trees and boulders. They are not evil, but will transform into humans or monsters to warn people not to infiltrate their mountains.
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Mithra




In Zoroastrian mythology, Mithra was a deity of contracts who was the protector of truth and the enemy of error. He was created by the supreme deity Ahura Mazda as the greatest of all yazatas and an important aid in the destruction of the demonic forces led by Angra Mainyu (or known as Ahriman) in later Persian sources. He is also in charge of the administration of the world and, in that role, a divine representative of Ahura Mazda. As a divinity of truth, loyalty and light it was among Mithra's tasks to protect the righteous souls of the deceased from demons and accompany them to paradise. In later Iranian mythology, Mithra became considered an incarnation of Ahura Mazda himself.

In later Vedic mythology, Mithra is a god of honesty, friendship, meetings and contracts despite his role as an asura (although he is sometimes addressed as a deva). He was counted among the great solar deities who were the supreme keepers of law and order. In this way he was often paired with the asura Varuna where they were twinned as Mithra-Varuna. Together they were the gods of the oath and the most important asura in the Vedic pantheon.

It is notable that the worship of Mithra (or Mitra) became very popular among the Romans. If it hadn't been for the rise of Christianity, Mithra would have been a strong contender for becoming the most prominent god to spread throughout the West. (Hence the Soul Hackers portrayal and his categorization in the Maou/Tyrant clan.)
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Seiryu




Qing-Long (also known ad Seiryu) is one of the four Chinese celestial beasts and is alternatively known as the Azure Dragon of the East. He represents the direction east, the element of wood and the spring season.

The dragon is also a symbol of power. Chinese tattooists usually offer prints for the left arm as Qing-Long and the right arm as Bai-Hu. Gangs such as the Triad are said to often opt for such tattoos.
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Lucifroz




Lucifroz, known as Lucifer Frost in the Japanese games, is a humorous combination of the series mascot Jack Frost and recurring antagonist/ally Lucifer.
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Franken




Frankenstein's monster (or Frankenstein's creature, often incorrectly referred to as Frankenstein) is a fictional character that first appeared in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. The monster is a golem or homunculus created via alchemy.
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Mothman




Mothman was the name given to a strange creature that was seen in Chaleston and Point Pleasant areas of West Virginia mostly between 1966 and 1967, although some sightings have been as recent as early 2007. People who saw this creature described it as being taller than the average man, having a humanoid shape, two large moth-like wings and two large red reflective eyes. Some said that it did not have a head, but rather its eyes were set in its chest.

Mothman was first sighted on November 12, 1966 by a group of grave diggers who reported seeing a brown humanoid creature darting between the trees and flying over their heads, however it was not reported in the media until three days later when two young couples from Point Pleasant sighted the creature. According to their account, they spotted the creature near an abandoned World War II TNT factory while passing in their car. The creature then flew after the car for several miles before finally turning back. Despite searching the area, the creature was not found, however reports of poltergeist activity at one of the couples homes coincided with further sightings of the creature.

After the collapse of Silver Bridge on December 15, 1967, fewer sightings of Mothman were reported, although there has been no direct link to connect the two incidents. Other sightings have been reported however, sometimes outside of the USA, and witnesses to the creature will often develop a fear of storms.

According to the 1975 book by John Keel, The Mothman Prophecies, sightings of Mothman also coincided with encounters with mysterious Men in Black, UFO sightings, poltergeist activity, other monstrous beast sightings, and animal and human mutilations. In this, he connects the activity to the eventual collapse of the Silver Bridge.
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Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis - Super famicom and SNES
Hare of Inaba




From a Japanese folk tale. A rabbit wanted to see a princess, so it made a wager with a shark to see whose family was more numerous - the shark or the rabbit. The rabbit used the sharks that lined up to cross the other shore, but the sharks tore off its skin. It was told to wash its body in salt water, but the pain only made it worse. Okuninushi restored the rabbit's skin by having it wash in fresh water and cover itself with reeds.
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Devil Children: Black Book - Game Boy Color
Mokoi




The Mokoi in a malevolent spirit of the forest in the mythology of the Murngin people of northern Australia. According the the legend, the Mokoi is summoned by shaman magicians to appear before anyone who partakes in black magic and strike them down. Despite its malevolent intent, the Mokoi will generally leave any other human alone, as long as they keep away from black magic.
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Nidhogg




In Norse mythology, Nidhoggr (usually anglicized as Nidhogg) is a large serpentine dragon that resides beneath the World Tree, Yggdrasil, and gnaws on the roots that stretch over Niflheimr. It is in constant conflict with the eagle Vidofnir who lives at the top of the tree and the two greatly envy each other. They exchange insults through the squirrel Ratatosk who runs up and down the tree delivering their bitter messages.

Nidhoggr and the other animals that reside in and feed off the Yggdrasil are a constant source of discomfort and hardship for the great tree.
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Umibozu




Umibozu is a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it. This spirit's name, which combines the character for "sea" with the character of "Buddhist monk," is possibly related to the fact that the Umibōzu is said to have a large, round head, resembling the shaven heads of Buddhist monks. Alternatively they are enormous Yōkai (spectres) that appear to shipwreck victims and fishermen. They are believed to be drowned priests, and as such, exhibit the shaven head and typically appear to be praying. It is usually reported as having a grey, cloud-like torso and serpentine limbs.
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Nozuchi




In Japanese mythology, the Nozuchi (or Nodzuchi) is an spirit of the earth that is found in open plains hiding in the shadows of the plants and trees. While it is not an evil or mischievous spirit, it is wild and uncontrollable, thus it will sometimes bring harm to humans it sees as intruders or threats. Its name means "God of the plains".
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Alice




Alice is said to be based off of Lewis Carroll's character from his famous story Alice In Wonderland. The Shin Megami Tensei Alice shares many physical similarities with the character, most notably the blue dress and the blond hair. Also, her signature move "Die For Me!" seems to draw inspiration from the book. Furthermore, her Shin Megami Tensei: IMAGINE attack, "Mad Tea Party", takes further inspiration from the book as it references the chapter in which the protagonist met the Mad Hatter and March Hare.

However, some say that she is also based off of a myth of an Aryan girl who died at a young age. When Alice died and became a spirit, she gained extreme magical power that drove her insane. Alice was used to scare Scandinavian children into behaving, or else Alice would visit them at night and kill them so that she may become "friends" with them. Due to the overwhelming support of both theories, it is easy to assume both are valid and that she is a hybrid of both figures. That both are valid seems to be the cause thought, since Strange Journey Compendium hints at both.
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DemiKids: Dark Version - Game Boy Advance
Ganesha




Ganesha (also called Ganesh or Ganesa) is one of the most worshiped deities in the Hindu pantheon and is known as the Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings, god of wisdom and intelligence, and patron of arts and science. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati and depicted as having the head of an elephant (often with one broken tusk), a pot-belly, and from two to six arms.

There are several popular Hindu stories as to how Ganesha origins and how he got his elephant head. While some say Ganesha was born with the head of an elephant, most say it was replaced by Shiva. In one story Parvati placed Ganesha as the guard to her bathhouse to which he agreed. When Shiva came and wished to see his wife, Ganesha refused, which infuriated Shiva. The two battled until Shiva in his anger cut off Ganesha's head. When Parvati saw what Shiva had done, he apologised and hastily searched for a new head. He took the first head he saw, which was that of an elephant, and placed it on Ganesha's shoulders. In some versions of this story, Ganesha already had an elephant's head, and it was at this point that Shiva threw his trident and broke off one of his tusks.

In another story, Parvati was so proud of her new born son that she invited all the other devas to a feast so that they may see how perfect and handsome he was. Among the guests was Parvati's brother Shani (Saturn), who was cursed with the evil eye. When he looked upon Ganesha his head was instantly burned to ashes. Luckily Brahma was present and agreed that he would allow Ganesha to live if the head of the first creature that was found was placed on his shoulders. Vishnu sent out Garuda to search for a head, and he returned with the head of an elephant. The head was placed on Ganesha's shoulders, and he was allowed to live again.

Ironically, Ganesha's mount is a giant mouse. A tale claims that this giant mouse was once a powerful elephant-like demon, but it was defeated when Ganesha stabbed it with his broken tusk.
There are tales about how the god of war, Skanda, challenged Ganesha to a race around the world. While the reason and details of this event vary, Ganesha always manages to outwit his impulsive brother. He waited until Skanda was out of sight and then walk around Shiva and Parvati, explaining how his parents are as important as the world. Impressed by his words of wisdom, Shiva announced Ganesha the winner.
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Audrey




In the 1960 Roger Corman film, "The Little Shop of Horrors", the man-eating plant was bred by nerdy Seymour Krelboyne when he crossbred a butterwort and a Venus Flytrap. He named it "Audrey Jr." in honor of his co-worker, whom he was in love with. The plant is given the name "Audrey II" in both the musical play and the 1986 film.

In both the original movie and the stage play, the monstrous plant succeeds in devouring the entire cast. In the 1986 film, however, it is destroyed by Seymour.
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Belphegor




A demon whose name is most likely derived from the name "Baal-Peor". He is most famous for a humorous story from the middle ages. In this tale, he was the demon sent from Hell to Earth to investigate the rumor that "married happiness" existed. Based upon his experiences during his investigation, he returned to Hell with the definite answer of "No".
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Horus




Horus is a chief deity who is known to be one of the oldest gods of Ancient Egyptian religion. He is typically depicted as a falcon or as a man with the head of a falcon and chiefly represents the sky and sun.
During early mythology Horus was the son of Hathor and god of the sky, his name literally meaning 'high'. He was depicted as a great felcon with outstretched wings. As time moved on, he became associated with the sun, and it was believed that his right eye was the sun and his left eye was the moon. It was during a battle with his uncle Set that Horus damaged his left eye, and this is why the moon is not as bright as the sun.

Later still Horus would become identified with Ra, another chief Egyptian sun god, and much confusion was born over the relations of the two being. Sometimes Horus would be called the son of Ra, others he would be explained as Ra himself. Eventually it was come to believe that Horus was the child of Osiris and Isis, born when Isis had sexual intercourse with Osiris' body after he was killed by Set.
Horus' association with the moon dwindled as he become more and more associated with the sun, although the controversy with his origins would continue. Eventually it was suggested that he was the husband of Isis and the reincarnation of Osiris, making him his own father, a concept not as disturbing to the Greeks as it was to the Egyptians.
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Seth




In Egyptian mythology, Seth (also spelled Set, Seteh or Sutekh) is a chief deity governing storms, the desert, infertility and chaos. He was the son of Nut and Geb, brother of Osiris and Isis, and father of Anubis. He is also the patron of the colour red, inluding red haired people, and of foreigner. He has been depicted as an unknown beast with a curved snout, forked tail, and a canine's body although it was said he was a shapeshifter and could become a ferocious serpent, dragon, or turtle.

One of the most famous tales of Seth regards his conflict with his brother Osiris. In this, Osiris was a wise and benevolent king who was married to his beautiful sister, Isis. Set was still young and envious of all that his brother had, and eventually killed him and dismembered his body. Despite Seth's attempts to keep Isis from completing his funerary rights, she was able to help Osiris pass on and become ruler of the Afterworld and was even able to conceive a son with him before he left. Isis hid away in fear that Seth would try to kill her baby, and raised him to become the sky god Horus.

There were many battles fought between Seth and Horus and at one point Seth was even able to damage Horus' eye so badly that it lost its brightness and became the moon. However, although the details are sketchy, Seth and Horus had apparently reached an agreement and their representative lands were joined as one. He was even credited with protecting Horus from the chaotic serpent Apep. Every night before daybreak Seth would slay the serpent to allow the sun to rise and a new day to begin.
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Comazotz




Camazotz was first worshiped by the Zapotec Indians of Mexico in about 100 B.C. He was portrayed with the body of a human and the head of a bat and was associated with the night, sacrifice and death. It was not long before the god was adopted into the pantheon of a tribe of Mayans known as the Quiché that inhabited the jungles of Guatemala. Camazotz was identified with their fire god, Zotzilaha Chamalcan from then on.

Some evidence suggests that the myth of Camazotz may have been based on actual large, blood-drinking bats that were common in areas of Mexico and Guatemala at the time, although it is widely believed that the species of bat is extinct today.
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Poltergeist




A poltergeist is widely believed to be either a spiritual being that interacts with the living by moving and influencing inanimate objects, or a person relieving significant stress by unconsciously using psionic powers. Stories featuring poltergeists typically focus heavily on raps, thumps, knocks, footsteps, and bed-shaking, all without a discernible point of origin or physical reason for the occurrence. Many accounts of poltergeist activity detail objects being thrown about the room, furniture being moved, and even people being levitated.
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Hariti




In Buddhist lore, Hariti was originally a demon who slew human children in her desperation to feed her hundreds of children. In order to put a stop to this way of feeding, Gautama Buddha hid away one of her sons under a rice bowl, then pointed out to her that the suffering she was experiencing from losing one out of her hundreds of children could not be compared to that of the human mothers whose few children became her victims. Remorseful for her deeds, Hariti pledged to become the protector of childbirth and children. From then on, she and her brood fed on pomegranates as a substitute for human flesh.
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Djinn




In Islam and pre-Islamic Arabian folklore, a djinn (genie) is a supernatural fiery creature which possesses free will. Djinn are mentioned in the Qur'an, wherein a whole Sura is named after them. They can be either good or evil. In some cases, evil genies are said to lead humans astray. In Islam, Satan, known in Arabic as Iblis, is the iconic genie that refused to bow down to Adam when ordered to by Allah.
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Metatron




Metatron is the name of a high ranking angel in some Jewish and Christian writings. There is no mention of him in either the Old Testament or New Testament, although he does appear in some of the later post-scriptural Islamic occult scriptures. There is very little evidence of his role in the hierarchy of either Heaven or Hell, and no consensus as to his true genesis.

Some sources suggest Metatron is the voice of God, a role made further popular in modern days through the Kevin Smith film "Dogma". In this role he would have most likely worked in conjunction with his lesser known twin brother Sandalphon, whose job it was to collect the prayers of the faithful. He is said to have one million eyes and mouths all over his body, each one speaking a different language and thirty-six wings.

In some tales in Judaism, he holds a rank higher than that of archangel Michael receiving titles such as "Face of God" and "Angel of Contract". However no such stories hold an official place in the Tanakh.

In some Christian teachings, the Fruit of Life was a symbol created by the angel Metatron, and was used to ward off demons and satanic powers.
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Beelzebub




Beelzebub (or Beelzebul) was once the patron deity of ancient Palestine and often associated with or considered the same as, Baal-Zebub, a deity of Ekron worship. Beelzebub is also considered a bastardization of the Canaanite god "Ba'al Zebul" meaning "Prince Baal", which could be a reference to King Solomon.

Beelzebub (or Ba'al) was thought to have originally been one of the gods of polytheistic Semitism, however monotheistic Semitism demonized the being in order to uphold their belief in a singular supreme god. As such, Beelzebub became one of the many terms used for Satan, or as a powerful demon lord or devil. In Hebrew, "zebub" is a collective noun for 'fly', and thus Beelzebub became commonly referred to as 'Lord of the Flies'.

In later Christian writings, Beelzebub is sometimes used as an alternate name for Satan, but may also be referred to as a lesser demon or "Prince of Devils" as he was in the New Testament book of Matthew. Also, according to 16th century occultist Johannes Wierus, Beelzebub is the chief lieutenant of Lucifer.
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Knocker




The Knocker is the Welsh and Cornish equivalent of Irish leprechauns and English and Scottish brownies. About two feet tall and grizzled, but not misshapen, they live beneath the ground. Here they wear tiny versions of standard miner's garb and commit random mischief, such as stealing miner's unattended tools and food. They are named for their knocking against the walls of mines, either to scare miners or warn them of a cave-in.
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Hel




A Norse goddess of the underworld, she was thought to be one of Loki's offspring along with Fenrir. She was cast down to Niflheim (the world of mist and ice) from were she was given power over the nine worlds and rulership of the dead, but this only included those who died a dishonorable death (sickness or old age, or any kind of non-warlike behaviour death), they were doomed to live in an icy, dark state of negative bliss, with her. Norsemen pictured Hel as a woman with half her body of a beautiful woman (or white and fresh) and the other side black and rotting like a corpse.
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Mandrake




The Mandrake is a type of mandragora plant belonging to the nightshade family. It can be found growing throughout central and south Europe and contains a potent poison that can be used to produce strong hallucinogenic effects. Due to the hallucinogenic effects and the bifurcated roots, the mandrake became a popular ingredient in mystic potions and magical rituals performed by witches and alchemists. In the right doses, the mandrake root is said to be able to cure or grant immunity to many kinds of illnesses and diseases. In the Old Testament, mandrakes even appeared to be a cure for infertility in women.

The mandrake is a much sought after plant in witchcraft, used to make strong narcotics, aphrodisiacs, and love potions. Due to its connections to the dark arts, much folklore developed around its origins, growth, and characteristics. Alchemic lore said that the mandrake would only grow from the semen or blood from a hanged man so were often found around gallows. This idea evolved further in the early twentieth century with the release of the novel Alraune. Another popular myth revolved around the mandrakes appearance and harvist; being an earth spirit, the root of the mandrake would take on the shape of an infant of either gender, but when it was pulled from the earth it would release a horrendous screech so horrifying that it would kill any living creature able to hear it. Many complex directions were given for harvesting the mandrake safely, but most lead to the sacrificing of an animal used to pull the plant from the earth.
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Agathion




'Agathion' is a general term used for the incorporeal familiar spirits summoned by witches, magicians, or sometimes demons in Judeo-Christian folklore. The Agathion would then take a human-like or a beast's shape to serve its master. They could be used for minor household tasks, companionship, thievery, as spies, or to torment selected targets. The Agathion could also be sealed away inside a bottle, talisman, or magic ring to be called for again with ease when it is needed.
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Kelpie




The kelpie is a kind of shape-shifting water spirit from Celtic folklore, most commonly believed to found around the lochs and rivers of Scotland and Ireland. It typically appears as a pony or horse with grayish black hair and a constantly dripping mane. Its skin is usually wet, smooth, and cold to the touch.

A kelpie would appear to be a tame and elegant steed, luring unsuspecting victims to mount it, where it would immediately jump deep into the water pulling the poor person down to a watery grave. Some stories tell of a kelpie taking the form of a rough and shaggy man who would attack and crush his victims.

While most stories of kelpies suggest a rather violent and murderous nature, there are some tales that tell of a kelpie that can be trained and serve as a fast and powerful steed, and some where kelpies will take the form of men and marry human brides.
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Daisoujou




The design for the character seems to be based off of the Buddhist mummies, Sokushinbutsu. These were monks who performed self-mummification by starving themselves for about three years. At the end of these three years, they were entombed alive with just enough room to sit cross-legged. A tube was placed in the ground, leading to the tomb for air. The monk had a bell with him and every day, someone would listen for the bell to make sure the monk was still alive. When the bell no longer rang, the air tube was removed and the tomb was completely sealed. A thousand days later, the body would be exhumed. If it was preserved, it was revered as a god.
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Cu Sith




Cu Sith (pronounced Cu Shee) is a giant otherworldly dog which haunts the Scottish highlands and fairy mounds. It is said to be roughly the size of a horse and have shaggy green fur with a long often braided tail.

Cu Sith, though capable of hunting silently, would often let out three terrifying barks, which could be heard over long distances. These three barks would herald the coming of Cu Sith and warn farmers and sailors to lock up their women at night, lest the great hound come and snatch them away to supply milk for the fairy children.
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Pisaca




In Hindu mythology, the pishachas (also known as Pisacas in the Megami Tensei series) are a kind of flesh-eating preta whose origin is obscure at best. It is claimed that they were either created by Brahma, the sons of the personification of anger Krodha, or born from Daksha's daughter. They are depicted as having dark skin, protruding, red eyes and bulging veins. It is suggested that the pishachas have their own language known as Paishachi.

Pishachas are demons of the darkness and haunt areas associated with death such as execution or cremation grounds. In this way they are also sometimes said to be the spirits of people that have met particularly violent ends. They have the ability to become invisible or assume different forms, and will sometimes possess human beings by entering their body through the mouth. A human that has been possessed by a pishacha will fall sick, showing many mental abnormalities that can eventually lead to insanity. The pishacha can only then be driven out through certain spells and mantras designed specifically to drive away such evil spirits. To keep pishachas away from the living, they are often given a share of the offerings during some religious festivals.
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This list is stolen from the delightful Kami-chan with her permission. Her list can be found here:

My favourite Personas of [P3]

I really liked her idea, and since she was kind enough to allow me to steal this concept, I'm making my own list, with my own twist. If you like this list, go check out Kami-chan's version. Without it, this list likely wouldn't exist.

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Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Sep 18 23:17
Kazuma Kaneko is a genius. Don't love all the Megaten games, but always love the art.

Playing Devil Survivor on the 3DS right now and it is one of the best JRPGs I've played in the last five years.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Sep 21 19:06
I've never really been aware of this series before meeting you, but I must say... These creatures are very cool. You clearly did your research and put great effort into writing up their descriptions too. I'm kind of sad I can't appreciate them from a gamer's perspective, though I can understand their mythological and literary origins.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Sep 23 19:35
I have to admit I don't know what is it, but that's freakin beautiful, I love it.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Nov 29 2:43
Out of curiosity, do you know which games Lucifer Frost appears in? I imagine that demon would be a lot of fun to use.
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Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Nov 29 3:54
Out of curiosity, do you know which games Lucifer Frost appears in? I imagine that demon would be a lot of fun to use.


He's in the DemiKids games on the Game Boy Advance, if I remember correctly. I could be mistaken, but I think I also remember hearing something about him being in the 3DS Soul Hackers remake...I haven't played that one yet, so I can't confirm it, though.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 1 2:14
I did a search and it does appear in both games.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Feb 9 7:06
Kazuma Kaneko is one of the best :)

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