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 (dī′mōn′) also de·mon or dae·mon (dē′mən)
n. Greek Mythology
1. An inferior deity, such as a deified hero.
2. An attendant spirit; a genius.

[Greek daimōn; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]


a variant of daemon, demon3
daiˈmonic adj


(ˈdaɪ moʊn) also daemon,

n., pl. -mo•nes (-məˌniz) -mons.
a divinity or a manifestation of divine power in ancient Greek belief.
[< Latin daemōn a spirit < Greek daímōn a deity]
dai•mon′ic (-ˈmɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daimon - an evil supernatural beingdaimon - an evil supernatural being    
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
incubus - a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
succuba, succubus - a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
dibbuk, dybbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
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Author Jones is influenced heavily by the "acorn theory" of James Hillman in which a soul-companion, a daimon, is the carrier of one's destiny; many segments of the book are introduced by passages from Hillman's works and Jones maintains that Muth is accompanied by her daimon in her process of becoming who she was and is.
The saying of Heraclitus [Fragment 119] goes: ethos anthropoi daimon. This is usually translated, 'A man's character is his daimon' ....
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Genius defines not the modern virtuosic sense (although that is not irrelevant), but more precisely the idea of the inner daimon. Characteristically rich in historical analysis, here Agamben traverses Dorian Grey, Ariel and Prospero, angels and devils on the shoulder.
The group, who were due to play under the name the Daimon Hoo Ha Band, were 90 minutes late on stage and blamed travel trouble.
Stelmackowich's current and upcoming exhibitions and projects include a residency in digital imaging techniques at DAIMON in Gatineau, Quebec; the Virtual Museum of Canada project "Science in Art" organized by Galerie de I'UQAM in Montreal; and "Obsolete Concepts" at A Space Gallery in Toronto.
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