1. an evil supernatural being
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  • Satan," in Greek "daimon" because he is a spiritual being possessed of extraordinary powers, also "diabolos," because he is a calumniator who accuses those whom he has deceived with false sin, the being whom Augustine said possesses intelligent reasons for what he urges others to do. THE IRATE NATION
  • Baudelaire's mystical vision, especially in the analogy to the cat as sign and symbol of the daimon, leads to a sense that ecstasy is possible when the self is aware of its own limitations and seeks to go beyond them.
  • On the other hand, in the past few years I've also grown increasingly attached to the daimonic theory of consciousness, which invokes in quasi-metaphorical fashion the ancient idea of the daimon or personal genius, the accompanying spirit that houses a person's deep character, life, pattern, and destiny. Dark Awakenings and Cosmic Horror : The Lovecraft News Network
  • Psyche has loosed herself from the fettering contact of Daimon, and lo, now, how daintily she poises on tiptoe, fluttering her wings ere she launches like a star into the wide exhilarant ether! The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860
  • In classical eudaimonism, happiness was usually identified with virtuous activity. Philip Reynolds: The Biblical Definitions Of The Pursuit Of Happiness
  • Satan, to the diabolus (“adversary”), and to daimones and daimonia. DEMONOLOGY
  • Both Philo and Plutarch (De defectu oraculorum) anticipate the Christian Apologist Justin Martyr in explaining pagan myth, ritual, and oracles as the ac - tions of daimones, but Justin's interpretation of them as deceits of the fallen angels and their offspring demons (Dialogue with Trypho, A.D. 155) is the back - ground for Saint Augustine's treatment of the pagan gods in The City of God, Books 1-X. DEMONOLOGY
  • Aristotle talked about "eudaimonia" ? happiness as human flourishing and purpose to life ? rather than the modern hedonistic concept. David Cameron aims to make happiness the new GDP
  • There were spirits (in Greek daimones) and spiritual beings like Socrates's mysterious voice (daimonion) (Apology, 31d1-4, 40a2-c3). Religion and Morality
  • Some experts say Aristotle meant "well-being" when he wrote that humans can attain eudaimonia by fulfilling their potential.
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