5 Facts About The Incubus Demon
Stories of the incubus demon are told in many different cultures around the world.
German folklore: The Alp is a vampire-like creature who visits its victims at night. It wears a cape called a Tarnkappe which is imbued with magical powers.
African folklore: The Popobawa is a shape-shifting evil spirit who stalks victims at night from the shadows. The way to stop a Popobawa from repeatedly attacking you is to tell other people you’ve been victimized by one.
Chilean folklore: The Trauco is a small, ugly, humanoid creature who attracts and attacks women. These attacks aren’t restricted to night time, but the victims often end up pregnant.
Hungarian folklore: The Lidérc is a “Satanic lover”. It can have the body of a human, but leaves the footsteps of a horse.
South African folklore: A Tikoloshe is a small, hairy supernatural being who is said to rape women and bite off children’s toes while they are sleeping.
Norse folklore: A Mare is a demonic being that sits on a sleeping person’s chest and causes them to have nightmares.
Western Christianity: the well respected Christian theologian Thomas Aquinas believed in the incubus demon (and, in succubus demons), saying “Still, if some are occasionally begotten from demons, it is not from the seed of such demons, nor from their assumed bodies, but from the seed of men, taken for the purpose; as when the demon assumes first the form of a woman, and afterwards of a man; just so they take the seed of other things for other generating purposes.”
Is An Incubus Demon The Same As A Vampire?
Vampires and incubus demons are similar enough that some people think the legend of one has originated from the legend of the other. The difference between an incubus demon and a vampire is that a vampire is essentially a zombie-like human — not a demonic entity. A vampire is a dead human, an incubus is non-human.
5 Ways To Prevent Being A Victim Of An Incubus Demon: What To Do If You Are Attacked By An Incubus Demon
These strategies come from the Malleus Maleficarum (translation: Hammer of Witches), a German treatise on witchcraft from the 16th century.
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