You hear something crawling near your bed and suddenly you wake up from your dreams only to relieve from the fact that you were in fact dreaming about an ancient demon that seldom comes in your dreams..
There have been several theroies about demons since olden ages. Some people claim to have seen them, some say they are generated out of the deception of mind and some are ready to go to any extent to prove their existence.
Some religions used to be that some of the demons were in fact Gods and some said they were demons nonetheless. Let us take a look at the names of some of the most famous and notorious demons from the ancient past.
The Demon Baal
Baal was supposed to be a powerful ancient Judeo-Christian demon. It was understood that he had the powers to make people wise. He also had the powers to make people invisible those who invoke him. It is also learnt that his powers rise take a toll during the month of October. Baal is said to have a hoarse and husky voice. He was also said to possess an army of 66 units under his sole command. Going by the early depictions his appearance was that of a man and animal combination.
Satan (or Shaitan as said in Arabic and Hindi)
Satan was said to be a powerful demon from the ancient world. Usually, Satan, an idol of stone and clay, used to come to life at the will of his evil worshippers. Satan has the distinction of bringing death and suffering to this world. There also theories that Satan was infact a son of God who started a rebellion against God Himself and this might be attributed to the belief of him being so mighty and a powerful demon. Several other theories also exist in other religious scriptures such as that in the Muslim Qur'an. According to Islamic belief and understanding, Satan was a jinn (or jinni) who had powers but wasn't an Angel or God's Son. Due to his human alike freewill he had choosen to rebel against God.