Top 5 Scariest Demons You’re Glad Aren’t Real

Top 5 Scariest Demons You’re Glad Aren’t Real

November 18, 2019 100 By William Hollis


Whether you are religious or not, demons have
always played a huge part in our society, whether in cinema, books, or mythology. Now, you may not believe in these demons,
but many people in the world do, with some even invoking them into the world of the living. However, some demons are better off existing
within the pages of our favorite novels, with their presence potentially causing the end
of all things. So today on Top 5 Scary Videos, I’m going
to be counting down our list of the Top 5 Scariest Demons You’re Glad Aren’t Real. Before we begin though, be sure to stick around
until the end of the video where I’ll be responding to some of your comments. And with that, let’s jump in. 5 Belphegor
This demon hails from Christian Demonology and Kabbalic Mythology. Belphegor is absolutely terrifying, in both
looks and qualities. He began in Assyria many years ago, and was
initially called Baal-Peor, with the demon being associated with orgies and other types
of lewdness. The Israelites worshiped him, in the form
of a penis-shaped idol, yep, I wish I was joking/I wish I had this idol. In Kabbalic mythology, he was a demon who
made people paranoid of one another, because as we know, there is nothing more terrifying
than neighbor turning against neighbor. Belphegor would then seduce the people with
both money and overall wealth. Now, in order to summon this demon, it’s
quite the difficult process considering you need a human sacrifice in order to do so. In the 16th Century, he changed his name from
Baal-Peor to Belphegor, and in turn changed his strategy, well somewhat. He threw away the idea of causing mistrust,
and instead focused on inventions. Instead he would suggest crazy inventions
to people, and then use their greed to his advantage when they disprove the rumors that
marriage results in happiness. Now, Belphegor is notable for two attributes:
He is believed to be physically, mentally, and strategically strongest in the month of
April, which is strange, I know. Not only that, but he was/is, Hell’s ambassador
to France. Strange flex, but okay. Also, for those familiar with Milton’s book,
Paradise Lost, you will know Belphegor played a role, and is depicted as a hideous, beared
demon, with horns and claws. 4 Jikininki
Originating from Japanese Buddhist Mythology, the Jikininki are the spirits of selfish,
greedy, or ungodly people who have passed on. It is said that they are cursed to eat the
flesh of human corpses, which kind of sucks for them, I guess. It is also noted that they take valuables
from the corpses, in order to bribe local law-enforcement officials to leave them alone. However, unlike most demons found in mythology,
they actually hate what they are, and are in a constant state of self-disgust and self-loathing. Now, according to reports, the Jikininki are
absolutely terrifying to look at, and according to some folks, seeing one will make you paralyzed
with fear. Other accounts indicate Jikininki can take
the form of a normal looking human being, and can even lead somewhat normal lives by
day. Which is absolutely terrifying. Now, unlike other gaki or rakasha, aka hungry
ghosts, they are an endangered species. Which is absolutely crazy. So, I guess we don’t need to fret too much
about these bad boys eating our faces, for now anyway. 3 Agares
Also known as Agarat, Agarose, or Agarus, this demon can be a woman or a man, unlike
the others on our list. If the demon is a man, the man will be old
and riding a crocodile. Yes, I know, hot. If the demon is a woman, however, she will
be young and angelically beautiful — because even demons have messed up standards when
it comes to beauty, apparently. Now, more interesting still, a surprising
amount of demons are actually teachers, which is probably why folks hate school so much. They instruct those they visit or possess,
and in turn grant them knowledge and power, which is often why humans let them in, or
even willingly invoke them. However, one of the upsides to being possessed
by this demon is that they will grant you knowledge of every language in the world. The bad news, however, they will teach you
the foulest and most offensive words. Lovely. So, you’ll be educated, but you will also
be one of the worst people to ever walk the earth. Cool. 2 Beelzebub
Now, many of you will be shocked that this demon didn’t make our number one spot, but
you will see why very soon. Now, Beelzebub once appeared in France, many
years ago, and this what I’m going to tell you about today. It began in the early 1600s, when a young
nun named Madeleine de Demandolx de la Palud wasn’t having a particularly good time. She began to have fits, shouting and yelling
obscenities, even making claims that she engaged in lewd sexual acts with demons and witches. Lovely stuff. It was in turn decided that she was possessed,
by who you may ask, Beelzebub himself, of course. The possession spread through the nunnery,
with even another woman, Louise Capeau, suffering from similar attacks as vicious as Madeleine’s. The situation got worse and worse, forcing
them to bring in Sebastian Michaeli, the local Grand Inquisitor. However, this did not drive out the demon,
but it did lead the girls to accuse a priest who had acted as a counselor to Madeleine
of committing lewd acts, however, the priest denied everything. A multi-year campaign against the priest was
brought about, helped buu the nuns, who mimed the sex acts they had committed with the priest
in front of both him and the inquisitor. The priest eventually said, sarcastically,
that if he were a witch, he would give his soul to the devil. The priest was ultimately arrested, tortured,
confessed, recanted, and tortured some more, and then ultimately burned. The girls went on to get another few people
burned at the stake before they themselves were accused of witchcraft and were imprisoned. Crazy stuff. Lesson number one, never invoke Beelzebub. 1 Lamashtu
Sumerian and Mesopotmaian mythology tells of this demon, Lamashtu. This female demon is known for unleashing
a wide variety of torments, mostly hellish, across innocents around the world. She will harass women all throughout their
pregnancies and then steal their babies in order to chew their bones and drink their
blood. She is also known for killing crops, contaminating
water, and wreaking havoc as much as devilishly possibly. Now, anyone unlucky enough to be possessed
by this demon will experience terrifying nightmares and sleep disturbances, even potentially coming
down with a grave illness. Lamashtu is apparently so terrifying that
it was said pregnant women would go as far as to summon the fearsome demon, Pazuzu, who
appeared earlier on in our list, in hopes of protection. However, he wouldn’t protect them from Lamashtu
out of the kindness of his heart, no, the two just hate each other so much that they’d
be far too busy battling each other, instead of focusing on you mere mortals. I say you because I’m Lamashtu. Yes, surprise surprise. The demon is often depicted as having a hairy
body, the head of a lioness, donkey teeth and ears, as well as bird feet complete with
talons. Yeah, bet you’re glad I’m…I mean…she’s
not real, right? Well, there we have it! Do you guys agree with our list? Which demons would you like to be friends
with? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in
the comments down below and perhaps we can do a part 2. Before I go though, I just want to respond
to a few comments from one of our last videos, Top 5 It Came From The 80s, The Fly. Wolfie Form said: “Queen Lucy, please please
American Werewolf in London, this is my favorite all time werewolf movie.” — Well, Wolfie, your wish is my command. KGBZeka said: “I’d love to hear you take
on From Beyond. Absolutely love that movie.” — I would love that too! I’ll see what I can do. Jessica Thill said: “Just learned something
new. I didn’t know that tagline came from The
Fly. Thank you Queen Lucy for gifting your lowly
subject that little bit of information.” — You are very welcome. I hope to share more wisdom and insight with
you soon. Doug Russell said: “I love that even though
Halloween is over, I can come here and get those spooky feels again. Lucy’s icy tendrils reaching out to drag
us back into the abyss of unimaginable horrors. Marry me.” — Whoa. It’s so soon, but I accept your proposal. And on that note, if you haven’t already
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