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 (dē′mə-gôr′gən, dē′mə-gôr′-)
n. Mythology
A terrifying ancient deity or demon of the underworld.

[Late Latin Dēmogorgōn.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) a mysterious and awesome god in ancient mythology, often represented as ruling in the underworld
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek]


(ˌdi məˈgɔr gən, ˌdɛm ə-)

a mysterious infernal power or deity of late antiquity.
[1580–90; < Late Latin Dēmogorgōn]
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Noun1.Demogorgon - (Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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He must give up the notion of his father's legacy; but it was not likely he would ever want that trifle; and even if he did--why, it was a compensation to think that in being for ever divided from his family he was divided from Jacob, more terrible than Gorgon or Demogorgon to David's timid green eyes.
Belzebub, inferni ardentis monarcha, et Demogorgon, propitiamus
Rumors of powerful demon lords such as Demogorgon, Orcus and Grazz't terrorizing the denizens of the Underdark have begun to filter up to the cities of the Sword Coast.
At the same time, Demogorgon declares the ultimate success of a blend of
Prince of the east, Belzebub, monarch of burning hell, and Demogorgon, we propitiate you, so that Mephostophilis may appear and arise.
Here Shelley's Demogorgon (another "imageless" creature of the depths, though much more sentient and articulate than the Kraken) announces and orchestrates a kind of apocalypse, in which the tyrant Jupiter is overthrown (Ricks, Poems, 1:270).
His Prometheus is 'unbound' only when he no longer hates, (40) and the final words of the poem, by Demogorgon to Prometheus and the chorus, exemplify the Romantic archetype:
The Fairies and their leader Demogorgon hold their council, in which Alcina persuades her fellow Fairies to wage war and destroy Orlando, Charles, and the Empire.
The book's most philosophically and theologically sophisticated chapter, "Providence and Prometheus," sees Prometheus Unbound as a development of Shelley's necessitarianism, Prometheus and Demogorgon dividing the biblical Logos into complementary aspects of human choice and a transcendent necessity somewhere between Hume's skeptical notion of necessary connection and the biblical idea of God's hidden purposes.
In their dialogue on dreams, the Idea, which Shelley will present in the Cave of Demogorgon as having neither "form nor outline" (II.
The author points to the final act of Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, where Demogorgon offers a comprehensive review of the lessons, abstractly political and moral, of the drama.
52) But the "throne of power"--as Shelley has Demogorgon say in Prometheus Unbound (Shelley's Poetry and Prose 285), anticipating the resistless power of Foucault--the interpenetration of our being that is felt as a power, is undeposable.