"Nothing about him looked particularly demonic, at least by classical standards. "
The Temptation of St. Anthony by Martin Schöngauer c. 1480-90. Engraving. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Public DomainThe Temptation of St. Anthony by Martin Schöngauer c. 1480-90. Engraving. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Evil, malevolent spirits, demons appear in various forms across many religions.

In the Bible, they are inhabitants of Hell and the Devil’s followers. They are to Satan what angels are to God. In some cases they are fallen angels, as was Satan himself.

Neil Gaiman's other work of the period, The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes, features a particularly vast and fearsome horde of demons.

Demon statue
Public DomainDemon statue - Credit: metton