De`mo*gor"gon (?), n. [First mentioned by Lutatius, or Lactantius Placidus, the scholiast on Statius, perh. fr. Gr. dai`mwn deity + gorgo`s fierce, terrible]
A mysterious, terrible, and evil divinity, regarded by some as the author of creation, by others as a great magician who was supposed to command the spirits of the lower world. See Gorgon.
Orcus and Ades, and the dreaded name
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