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    Demon of Alcohol

    Strange question, but does anyone know whether there is a demon associated with alcohol or alcoholism in the Jewish or Christian mythologies? Couldn't find anything on google.

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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    Strange question, but does anyone know whether there is a demon associated with alcohol or alcoholism in the Jewish or Christian mythologies? Couldn't find anything on google.
    I'm a Christian so I can answer the question for you. Satan always associated with Alcohol. But that's my opinion.

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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    I think not,remember the water into wine from Jesus. Would Jesus create anything evil?
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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    I think not,remember the water into wine from Jesus. Would Jesus create anything evil?
    No Jesus would never created anything evil.

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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Bacchus - Roman God of Wine - Crystalinks. Dionysus or Dionysos, was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology. also possible PAN
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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Did someone say wine? :P

    I don't think there is a specific demon associated with alcohol, but then I'm no expert. I'm sure there are demonologists on the forum who know much more about this. I think it also depends on your view on alcohol. It can be enjoyable or it may destroy you. Maybe you could search for demons that have something to do with temptation or (personal) destruction, as alcohol can play a role in that.

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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    Strange question, but does anyone know whether there is a demon associated with alcohol or alcoholism in the Jewish or Christian mythologies? Couldn't find anything on google.
    There is no evidence that I can find in my research that directly aligns a specific demon or entity to alcohol or alcoholism which comes from the assembled version(s) of the Bible - Christian or Jewish.

    That being said, however, there are demons or spirits within Jewish folklore and Grimoires which may be said to have an association with alcohol. One such spirit is Saphathorael. From the Testament of Solomon:

    The twelfth said: "I am called Saphathorael, and I inspire partisanship in men, and delight in causing them to stumble. If any one will write on paper these names of angels, Iaco, Iealo, Ioelet, Sabaoth, Ithoth, Bae, and having folded it up, wear it round his neck or against his ear, I at once retreat and dissipate the drunken fit."

    There are also various demons or spirits within other cultures and religious contexts such as Zoroastrianism such as Kuda and Aeshma which may be associated with "drunkenness".

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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Some useful stuff there, thanks all. I'll look into it and maybe come back with further questions.

    To clarify, it was the negative aspect of the substance i was more interested in. In my research i did find that the root of the word alcohol may share roots with the word for ghoul: both of Arabic origin.

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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    Some useful stuff there, thanks all. I'll look into it and maybe come back with further questions.

    To clarify, it was the negative aspect of the substance i was more interested in. In my research i did find that the root of the word alcohol may share roots with the word for ghoul: both of Arabic origin.
    that is an interesting fact
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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Seeing the title made me double-check I hadn't somehow mistakenly arrived on a born-again Christian / temperance movement site

    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    To clarify, it was the negative aspect of the substance i was more interested in. In my research i did find that the root of the word alcohol may share roots with the word for ghoul: both of Arabic origin.
    In a book I've been reading, it actually says this about the origins of the word:

    Similarly, the modern word alcohol illuminates the origins of distilled alcoholic drinks in the laboratories of Arab alchemists. It is descended from al-koh'l, the name given to the black powder of purified antimony, which was used as a cosmetic, to paint or stain the eyelids. The term was used more generally by alchemists to refer to other highly purified substances, including liquids, so that distilled wine later came to be known in English as "alcohol of wine".
    (Tom Standage, "History Of The World In Six Glasses")

    The same book mentions how beer is the oldest alcoholic drink, invented (or discovered) in Mesopotamia around 9000 years ago, and it may actually have been the prompt for the start of agriculture, not food so much

    Generally, I do wish people would go more into the positive aspects of the substance (which actually isn't even a "substance" as such - there are various alcohol-containing drinks, no one drinks just generic "alcohol"), instead of always the negative (true or perceived). Just my opinion

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