In Mayan mythology, Vucub Caquix, Seven Macaw, was a large bird that dwelled on the surface of the world after the flood. He was very vain and proclaimed himself the sun and moon, the lord over everything. This was when there was just a trace of early dawn on the face of the earth, there was no sun. But there was one who magnified himself; Seven Macaw is his name. … [Read more...]
Demon Descriptions: Bird
Below you will find a list of demons that can take the form of a bird.
Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583) (quoted) Phoenix is a great marquesse, appearing like the bird Phoenix, having a childs voice: but before he standeth still before the conjuror, he singeth manie sweet notes. Then the exorcist with his companions must beware he give no eare to the melodie, but must by and by bid him put on humane shape; then will he speake … [Read more...]
[box]Disclaimer In response to numerous emails, I personally wouldn't classify Garuda as a 'demon.' However, demonologist Collin de Plancy, who I cover extensively on this site, did back in his day. I tried to be fair and include descriptions from Hindu literature to balance what he wrote, but I can't change the fact that he included Garuda in his list. If you're still … [Read more...]
Dictionnaire Infernal - Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased) Once with the order of angels, and currently, high president of hell, Caym commands 30 legions. He appears in the form of a blackbird, a main coifed with a headdress & adorned with a peacock tail, or human carrying a tapering sword, & responds from the midst of a burning brazier. It is said that Caym is the most … [Read more...]
In Sumerian myth, Anzu was a large bird (eagle or vulture) who lived in the realm of the gods. He was originally a benign creature, but sometime around 2000BC, stories formulated that he rebelled against the gods. The god Enlil had a number of objects that he would bestow some of his power into and which would then become a source of power for the gods (similar to the rings … [Read more...]