Before saying more of the "incubi," we may bestow a passing glance upon the foundation of the idea of their existence.
He is in the power of the incubi, whom he has been so long warring against.
During the witchcraft period familiarity of this nature with incubi or Succubi was punished with death.
I page through the book, and my eye is caught by the part about incubi and Succubi.
Thus we are bound to believe in succubi and incubi, because our teachers have always believed in them.
The Fairies marry not; but there be amongst them incubi, that have copulation with flesh and bloud.
As might be expected, the incubi were more numerous and more enterprising than the succub.
But besides his especial nightmare—Mr. Paul Buys—the governor-general had a whole set of incubi in the Norris family.
Then he passes to the middle ages, and dwells upon the popular belief in incubi and succubi.
The absurd stories of the pranks of the Succubi and incubi are well known.
c.1200, from Late Latin (Augustine), from Latin incubo "nightmare, one who lies down on (the sleeper)," from incubare "to lie upon" (see incubate). Plural is incubi. In the Middle Ages their existence was recognized by law.
incubus in·cu·bus (ĭn'kyə-bəs, ĭng'-)
n. pl. in·cu·bus·es or in·cu·bi (-bī')
An evil spirit believed to have sexual intercourse with women as they sleep.
An oppressive or nightmarish burden.