Devils and demons
Demons are perhaps the most enduring monsters of all. From the earliest times people have tended to blame demons whenever something has gone wrong, be it a disastrous harvest or a devastating plague. Ancient Egypt had mischievous demons such as Bes, while Mesopotamia boasted such charming creatures as Pazuzu (who millennia later would become the star of the horror film The Exorcist
While Pazuzu had a clear and terrifying physical form - head of a lion, feet of an eagle, tail of a scorpion - the djinn
of Arabia and Islam are essentially spirits (according to the...