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Here follows a small dictionary of words related to δαίμων. There are numerous ancient words having δαίμων as some part, but this list should render an idea of some of the ways the word is understood. Please also visit the main page on this subject: 
Daemon.


Agathodaimohn - (Agathodaemon; Gr. Ἀγαθοδαίμων, ΑΓΑΘΟΔΑΙΜΩΝ. Noun.) the good soul, less correct for ἀγαθὸς δαίμων. Cf. Agathós Daimohn.

Agathós Daimohn (Gr. Ἀγαθὸς Δαίμων, ΑΓΑΘΟΣ ΔΑΙΜΩΝ) The Agathós Daimohn is the protective daimohn which accompanies every mortal being. According to oral tradition received by this author, the Agathós Daimohn is the soul of someone who loved us deeply in a previous life. Such a person is of a higher progression than the soul which it accompanies. The Agathós Daimohn attempts to protect us from harm and lead us to a more virtuous life. After death, the Agathós Daimohn accompanies the soul to judgment, where it pleads its case. Under ordinary circumstances, the Agathós Daimohn is not a God, and by helping the soul of whom it loves, it must sacrifice a life before it can return to the cycle of births and deaths, but because of this noble deed, an act of pure love, the Agathós Daimohn achieves a great progression.
- In addition to the protective daimohn who protects each person, there are Greek folk beliefs of a protective deity referred to by this name (Ἀγαθὸς Δαίμων) which protects the home and fields. He is said to be accompanied by good fortune, personified as a Goddess (Τύχη Ἀγαθή).   
- Cf. Agathodaimohn.

Aimohn (aemon; Gr. αἵμων, ΑΙΜΩΝ. Def. "skillful.") = δαίμων.

Anthrohpodaimohn - (Anthropodaemon; Gr. Ἀνθρωποδαίμων, ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΔΑΙΜΩΝ. Noun.) a soul who was previously mortal, but which has been deified.

Daimohn
 - (Daemon; Gr. 
δαίμων, ΔΑΙΜΩΝ. Noun. Plural is δαίμονες.) A daimohn is a soul which does not possess a mortal body. Daimohn is a neutral term as it can apply to Gods as well as beings which have malevolent natures. When mortal beings die, there souls become daimohnæs until they are reborn again in a mortal body. 

Daimonáoh - (daemonao; Gr. δαιμονάω, ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑΩ. Verb.) to be overpowered by destiny.
- to be visited or possessed by a δαίμων. Cf. Daimonízomai.

Daimonéfs - (Daemoneus; Gr. Δαιμονεύς, ΔΑΙΜΟΝΕΥΣ) male proper name.

Daimónion - (Gr. δαιμόνιον, ΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΟΝ. Noun.) divine power or being

Daimónios - (Gr. δαιμόνιος, ΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΟΣ. Adjective.) divine, awesome, marvellous.

Daimonís (daemonis; Gr. δαιμονίς, ΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΣ. Noun.) fem. of δαίμων.

Daimonizmós - (Gr. δαιμονισμός, ΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΣΜΟΣ. Noun.to be possessed by a kakodaimohn

Daimonízomai - (Gr. δαιμονίζομαι, ΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΖΟΜΑΙ. Verb.) = δαιμονάωTo be possessed by a kakodaimohn. Cf. Daimonáoh

Daimonovláveia - (Gr. δαιμονοβλάβεια, ΔΑΙΜΟΝΟΒΛΑΒΕΙΑvisitation or calamity sent by divine power


Dysdaimonía- (dysdaemonia; Gr. δυσδαιμονία, ΔΥΣΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΑ. Etym. δῦς, "unlucky" + δαίμων.) misery. Cf. Efdaimonía.


Efdaimonía - (Eudaimonia; Gr. εὐδαιμονία, ΕΥΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΑ. Etym. εὖ, "well [as opposed to κακῶς, "bad"]" + δαίμων.) good fortunehappiness. Cf. Dysdaimonía.

Kakodaimohn - (cacodaemon; Gr. κακοδαίμων, ΚΑΚΟΔΑΙΜΩΝ. Substantive noun. Plural is κακοδαίμονες.) the soul of a malevolent person between lives who attempts to harm people and influence them with bad advice. Cf. Pnéfmata, Prósyeia.

Kronodaimohn - (Cronodaemon; Gr. Κρονοδαίμων, ΚΡΟΝΟΔΑΙΜΩΝ. Noun.) = Κρόνος.

Nækydaimohn - (necudaemon; Gr. νεκυδαίμων, ΝΕΚΥΔΑΙΜΩΝ) ghost of someone who has passed from mortal life

Olviodaimohn - (olbiodaemon; Gr. ὀλβιοδαίμων, ΟΛΒΙΟΔΑΙΜΩΝ. Etym. ὄλβιος "happy" + δαίμωνNoun.) one blessed by Gods, fortunate one,

Pnévmata, Prósyeia (Gr. πρόσγεια πνεύματα, ΠΡΟΣΓΕΙΑ ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΑ) The prósyeia pnévmata are the landed souls of those who have died but who are at a very low level, those souls who have not progressed, who may have committed crimes, and who, by their own actions are attached and bound close to the surface of the earth and what is called the lower sky; their souls are too heavy to float higher to the realms of the virtuous. The prósyeia pnévmata are identical to the kakodaimohnæs, ghosts who try to continue their vile ways by harming people, but they are referred to by this name because it is descriptive of their condition as being chained near the earth. Cf. Kakodaimohn.


The story of the birth of the GodsOrphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

Introduction to the Thæí (the Gods): The Nature of the Gods.
How do we know there are Gods? Experiencing Gods.


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The story of the birth of the Gods: Orphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

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