[dee-muh-gawr-guh n, dem-uh-]


a vague, mysterious, infernal power or divinity mistakenly thought to belong to ancient mythology.

Origin of Demogorgon

First recorded in 1580–90, Demogorgon is from the Late Latin word Dēmogorgōn, of uncertain origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for demogorgon

Historical Examples of demogorgon

  • They congratulated her on her complete escape from Demogorgon.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for demogorgon



a mysterious and awesome god in ancient mythology, often represented as ruling in the underworld

Word Origin for Demogorgon

C16: via Late Latin from Greek
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