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Demogorgon

[dee-muh-gawr-guh n, dem-uh-] /ˌdi məˈgɔr gən, ˌdɛm ə-/
noun
1.
a vague, mysterious, infernal power or divinity mistakenly thought to belong to ancient mythology.
Origin of Demogorgon
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90, Demogorgon is from the Late Latin word Dēmogorgōn, of uncertain origin
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  • They congratulated her on her complete escape from Demogorgon.

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • And the same idea is sung by Demogorgon at the close of the fifth Act.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • But had my name been Demogorgon, after so prolonged a mystery he had still been disappointed.

    Across the Plains Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Dryden says: ‘When the moon arises, and Demogorgon walks his round.’

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician William Henry Davenport Adams
  • Great Gorgon, Demogorgon, whose name might not be uttered, a magician who had power over the spirits of the lower world.

  • She seemed so entirely to have eclipsed tailordom, or 'Demogorgon,' as the Countess was pleased to call it.

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • Demogorgon (De′mogor′gon) was the tyrant genius of the soil or earth, the life and support of plants.

  • But we afterwards find her in her proper station, subject, with the Fate and Witches, to the redoubtable Demogorgon.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • If Demogorgon betrayed her there, the Count was her protector: a woman rises to her husband.

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • His sister, the Countess, once explained to him what Demogorgon was, in the sensation it entailed.

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for Demogorgon

Demogorgon

/ˌdiːməʊˈɡɔːɡən/
noun
1.
a mysterious and awesome god in ancient mythology, often represented as ruling in the underworld
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek
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