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Difference Between Daemon and Demon…

11 Dec

I’ve been doing some research for my upcoming book Knight Angels: Gifted, and I came across and interesting idea. The term Dæmon has been used before, and you may know it from the popular P. Pullman series and The Golden Compass. In his book, a Daemon is the small creature beside you, that is essentially your soul and personality.

In Knight Angels, I am going to use it as a term for the good angels, or Guardian Angels, and then Demon to denote the dark angels. Demon vs. Daemon.

Official Definitions: Provided by Wiki

Demon: In religion, folklore, and mythology a demon (or daemon,[1] daimon from Greek: δαίμων daimōn) is a supernatural being that is generally described as a malevolent spirit. A demon is frequently depicted as a force that may be conjured and insecurely controlled. The “good” demon in recent use is largely a literary device (e.g., Maxwell’s demon), though references to good demons can be found in the work of Plato as well as Hesiod and Shakespeare.[2] In common language, to “demonize” a person means to characterize or portray them as evil, or as a source of evil. In modern usage, “personal demons” refer to an individual’s tormenting fears.

Dæmon: The words daemon, dæmon, are Latinized spellings of the Greek δαίμων (daimôn),[1] used purposely today to distinguish the daemons of Ancient Greek religion, good or malevolent “supernatural beings between mortals and gods, such as inferior divinities and ghosts of dead heroes” (see Plato’s Symposium), from the Judeo-Christian usage demon, a malignant spirit that can seduce, afflict, or possess humans.

As you can see, they are essentially the same, but a Dæmon is sometimes used more often as a good being and character. I am going to be leaning to the good side of this. It’s just a way for me to differentiate the two brothers of the story in a way that keeps them “related”…

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I’m so sick of being sick!

8 Dec

For the second time in the last two months, I am sick again. I think it’s another flu, but not near as bad as that first one! I still contest that it was the Swine Flu: the coughing, the everything, it had to have been. This one is more a head thing, except for the first day. Despite the sickness, I did still get around to doing my pilates today, and my elliptical.

I finally saw what one of those hampster toy things, that’s all the craze for Christmas, actually does. It’s crazy what kids go nuts for.

I made the yearly batch of Chex Mix today! I love it homemade, because then there are no brown bagle chips, and a lot less salt. I also don’t use the whole wheat chex, yuck. I just use pretzels, Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Mixed Nuts, and then after I BAKE it (Microwave? Really, come on, yuck) I add a bag of chocolate covered almonds. I love chocolate and salt, yeah!

Book Stuff

I got a little writing done today, but what I’m really excited for is Raven to come back from editor so that I can get it finalized and released for January! My writing is doing really well, and lately I’ve been inspired by that new show on the CW, Supernatural. I had been watching Vampire Diaries, but there are no new episodes, and quite frankly, it’s a little cheesy if you ask me, but still, I consider it research.

Good stuff.

Abra