Succubus, Incubus and Vampires: A morality mythos in a Judeo-Christian world

Now that I have gotten that out of the way and have set up the thesis of my post, let’s define something’s here.

All definitions came from Webster’s Dictionary.

 INCUBUS – A spirit or demon thought in medieval times to lie on sleeping persons, especially women, with whom it sought sexual intercourse.

SUCCUBUS In folklore, a female demon thought to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men.

INCUBI – Demonic sexual attacks on females; may be caused by sexual sins, witchcraft spells, curses of lust, inherited curses, being abused, can attack children

SUCCUBI – demonic sexual attacks on males, may be caused by the same as Incubi above 

All definitions came from Webster’s Dictionary.

 

INCUBUS – A spirit or demon thought in medieval times to lie on sleeping persons, especially women, with whom it sought sexual intercourse.
SUCCUBUS - In folklore, a female demon thought to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men.
INCUBI – Demonic sexual attacks on females; may be caused by sexual sins, witchcraft spells, curses of lust, inherited curses, being abused, can attack children
SUCCUBI – demonic sexual attacks on males, may be caused by the same as Incubi above

In medieval legend, a ‘succubus‘ (plural succubi ; succubus is a demon from legend that supposedly preys on mortal men while he sleeps; a sexual vampire of sorts. The actual name has its origins from late Latin- succuba meaning prostitute, which in turn comes from medieval Latin sub cubaire meaning ‘that which lies beneath’.; from Latin succubare, “to lie under”) This female demon comes to men, especially monks, in their dreams to seduce them and have sexual intercourse with them, drawing energy from the men to sustain themselves, often until the point of exhaustion or death. This legend was an explanation for the phenomena of wet dreams and sleep paralysis. Lilith and the Lilin (Jewish), Belili (Sumerian) and Rusalka (Slavic) were succubi.


From http://www.hypnosisinmedia.com.

Incubus and Succubus: In medieval lore, a succubus was a female spirit that would lay with men to steal their seed: it was given as an explanation of night arousal and wet dreams. It was also paired with the incubus, the male form, sometimes transforming between the two forms to pass along the stolen seed to unknowing women. In later stories, especially in contemporary horror writing, both would be given hypnotic powers that would give them the ability to command and compel members of the opposite sex.


From occultopedia.com

A lewd female demon or goblin which takes on the illusory appearance of a female human being and seeks sexual intercourse with men, usually while they are asleep. The princess of all the succubi (plural) is Nahemah. Its male counterpart is called Incubus. A semi-human offspring is called Cambion.  According to the view of most medieval theologians, incubi outnumbered succubi by nine to one, but the ladies made up in menace for what they lacked in numbers by being alluring and persuasive, using their considerable charms to seduce men and lead them to eternal damnation.


From Legends of the Succubus

The male version is the incubus. There are some sources who claim that the succubus and the incubus are one and the same creature who can change form at will to prey on mortals.  In medieval times, the succubus was seen as a fearsome creature that killed her victims by drinking their breath. This is interesting in that, at the time, the breath was seen as a part of the person’s spirit, and in doing so, the succubus was thought to be stealing the victim’s soul. Later, the habits of the succubus were deemed to of a more sexual than vampiric nature, and this notion probably arose from the change in social climate that saw sexual deviancy as a mortal sin, and so, those who committed such a sin against God, were deserving of their fate in some way.

Some examples of succubus’s and  Incubus’s

   

   

                   


         

…”This legend was an explanation for the phenomena of wet dreams and sleep paralysis“. Don’t you just love the narrative of the Judeo-Christian mindset and how the world is viewed? Still if there is one thing we can agree on Athiest, agnostics and believers, is that if one truely believes in this kind of mythos than one can manifest that form of energy in to reality. Since at the very core, we are all energy and the movement of enegry to coerlice into this form we call a body.

Some people have this strong urge – compulsion to sip the life from the human cup that they and they consciously and unconsciously come around when good energy gather. Brothers you know hoe it is, especially when you are in the hall ways of the school, malls or even hanging on the block getting acquainted and not slinging rocks or looking for mischief. The P.I.G’s are not the only ones to come around us looking to disrupt our flow.  Sisters you know of the one associate that always call you to complain, bitch, moan, just sucking your energy and mess up your day.

I believe it is from these people the saying “misery loves company” comes from. Not only does misery love company, they take to the streets looking for companionship and victims.

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