Strange Sexual Beings
(This piece is an excerpt from Eros and Evil)
'ALUKAH A Hebrew succubus and vampire derived from Babylonian demonology. The 'Alukah bears a close resemblance to the Arab 'Aulak.
ARDAT-LILE A Semitic succubus; also a class of succubi. They are noted for the voracity of their sexual appetites, and for the delight they take in doing harm to mankind.
BASILISC A monster who comes into existence as the result of some deviant sexual act, most commonly, sodomy.
BHOOTUMS Sexual spirits or incubi who copulate with Hindu women.
BRUXSAS Portuguese succubi who seduce wanderers and also copulate with other demons. They are vampires as well as succubi and may appear only at night.
CABALLI Lustful spirits, still possessed of their earthly passions, who instinctively seek out living persons of similar inclination for the purpose of gratifying their desires. Spiritualists believe that they are especially attracted to lustful and salacious mediums, whose powers permit the Caballi to materialize and so experience more intense pleasures than are possible to them otherwise. However, their sexual practices also take place on the astral planes, where they copulate with a variety of astral beings and with humans visiting the planes in their astral bodies.
CAMBIONS Offspring of incubi and succubi.
CENTAURS Beings with the upper bodies of men growing out of the bodies of horses. Much more than the Satyrs, usually credited with such traits and behavior, the Centaurs were lascivious, cruel, and drunken. Forever lecherously inflamed, they were rapists by preference.
CHUIAELS (or CIJURREYLS) Hindu succubi who perform fellatio until the very life is sucked out of the enraptured victim. The Churreyl is said to be the spirit of a woman who has died in childbirth (women dying in that circumstance becoming demons and vampires according to the lore of many times and places).
COCHE-MARES. Sexual beings apparently related to both incubi and succubi and to nightmare demons. Coche-Mares were sent by witches to persons whom the witches hoped thus (by sexual pleasure) to enslave or make dependent on them. They appeared only at night, usually while the recipient of their embraces was sleeping.
COCOTO West Indian deities or demons who have carnal intercourse with human females.
COMPUSAE Succubus demons.
CORYBANTES Asiatic spirits noted for their orgiastic rites and wild dances.
DRAGONS Invisible beings which can under certain conditions become visible and assume human form for the purpose of copulating with witches. The Dragon makes a body for himself out of semen he obtains from masturbators and the intercourse of onanists and fornicators, especially when the woman involved is a prostitute engaged in practicing her trade. In such cases the Dragon becomes an exact replica of the person whose semen he has used and so may be mistaken for that individual or for his Double. Dragons may also copulate with mediums who are able to give them ectoplasmic bodies.
DRUJAS (or DRUJES) Persian succubi noted for their raging lust, deceitfulness and general corruption, rather resembling the human female as medieval Christian theologians saw her. The Drujes continue in the spirit world the pattern of evil they earlier established as human beings. They delight in "crime and pollution," and their main objective is to lure others to ruin, pain and depravity. The resemblance to the Caballi is obvious.
DRUSI (or DUSI) According to the Gauls, demons who copulate with human females.
DUENDES Spanish incubi.
DVOROVOI Slavic household spirits of male sex who copulate with the female members of the family to which they have attached themselves. Dvorovoi are extremely jealous and may strangle a human mistress if she proves unfaithful.
EGRIGORS (or THOUGHT-FORMS or, in Tibet, TULPAS) Egrigors created by group effort, and which may be apprehended only visually, are the most common, but most occultists also hold that there may be tangible materialized Thought-Forms, and that these may be created by individuals as well as by groups. Usually they are created by intense concentration, but they may also come into being as the result of very intense daydreams or phantasies.
Egrigors, once in existence, may develop wills of their own, passing beyond the control of their creator(s). Sometimes, it is reported, they turn upon their creators, inflicting bodily harm. There is the story of a young woman driven insane by the physical and mental cruelties of her Egrigor-lover. There are other stories of men driven to crimes of violence because of their jealousy of the unfaithful Thought-Form mistresses they had created. Other accounts tell of Thought-Form replicas (and DOPPELGANGERS), created for homosexual indulgence, who have murdered their creators and slipped unnoticed into their places in the world. It might be noted that some authorities vigorously deny that the Tibetan Tulpas are to be equated with the Thought-Forms of Western occultists.
ELVES In the Teutonic tradition, Elves court mortal women, seduce them, and sometimes, if the women resist their advances, become kidnapers and rapists. The Elves are the offspring of the unions of demons with mortals and their gestation period may be as brief as four weeks or as long as one year. They may be born singly, as twins, or in litters. They are inclined to mischief of all sorts and often assist their witch-mothers in injuring human adversaries.
EMPUSAE In ancient Greek lore, malevolent and sensual female demons. They could assume the forms of animals or of beautiful girls, and in the forms of young girls they copulated as succubi with men. Mentioned by Aristophanes and other writers, they were said to be the daughters of Hecate, Patroness of Witchcraft.
EPHIALTES and HYPHIALTES Greek equivalents of incubi and succubi.
ESTRIE A medieval demon; also, a witch. A night-flier capable of changing form at will, the Estrie drinks the blood of humans and has sexual intercourse with them.
FAIRIES That fairies, both male and female, wed and/or had sexual congress with humans of their opposite sex was a firmly entrenched belief in the Middle Ages and beyond. There was no problem of anatomical discrepancies to cast doubt upon reports of such unions. Fairies, while of less than average (human) stature, were of approximately the same size as mortals. As Margaret Murray has remarked, it was only after the appearance of Shakespear&s A Midsummer Night's Dream that the fairies of literature and folklore began to dwindle to their present tiny stature.
FAUNS Beings with the lower bodies of goats, and with tails, horns, and furry ears. They resemble, in other words, Satyrs. Fauns copulate with women and were sometimes regarded, as has been noted, as incubi.
FIG FAUNS Fauns or Satyrs of the desert, so called because they supposedly subsisted on figs. The Malleus Male ficarum holds that Pans, Incubi, Satyrs, Fauns and Dusii are all the same beings.
FIRE SPIRITS Elementals said to cohabit with old women who are witches, or who are obsessed by evil spirits. Fire Spirits are reported to have a fiery shape, though whether they are hot, and burn the women who enter into intimacies with them, I have been unable to discover.
FRIDAY SPIRITS Friday's star is Venus, and the Spirits of Friday incite sexual desires. When called up, these spirits may appear as naked girls or as she-goats, and in these forms they may act as succubi. They sometimes take other forms as well.
GANDHARVAS Blood-sucking Hindu incubi.
GNOMES and GNOMIDS Elementals who dwell in the earth but come up onto the surface for various purposes. Gnomes are the males and Gnomids the females. They are small of stature but well formed and the Gnomids are extremely attractive sexually to men. They sometimes mate with mortals as do Sylphs (air elementals), Melusines (water elementals), and, by some accounts, Salamanders (elementals of fire).
GOBLINS This term was often used as a synonym for incubi, or for other spirits who have sexual intercourse with humans. For that purpose a Goblin could assume a variety of shapes. Like the Poltergeist, the Goblin was unimpressed by and entirely resistant to the efforts of exorcists.
KOSTCHTCHIE Russian Goblins, hideous in appearance, who live in the mountains of the Caucasus and are especially lustful after young girls.
LAMIAS Greek and Roman succubi-vampires. The Lamia steals children and sucks their blood until they are completely drained. Lamias are occasionally reported to be bisexual, having intercourse with both men and women.
LARVAE Lewd spirits conceived when humans phantasy sexual intercourse with imaginary partners and so reach the orgasm. Larvae are not, however, born of the physical sperm, but of a sperm secreted by the aroused imagination. It is said that continued loss of this sperm of the imagination, as a result of over-indulgence in erotic phantasies, will make a man physically impotent and a woman sterile. Creative powers of the intellect and the imagination may also be impaired and even destroyed, and such imaginary venereal excesses are further said to cause moles, miscarriages and malformed offspring. More, night-wandering spirits may carry off the imaginary sperm to their nests where they hatch them out, producing horri~e and homicidal monsters. The hatching may also be done by witches, with physical sperm.
LEMURES Beings similar to Caballi.
LESHY A Slavic woodland demigod who is born as the consequence of the lustful coupling of demons with women.
MERMAID She is in some respects the counterpart of the Water Nymph, who lures men down into the water to drown; and of the Siren, who also lures men to their doom by her beauty and/or singing. The Mermaid was often beautiful from her waist up, but her lower body was that of a fish. However, some authorities supplied her with two fishtails, like legs, with a vagina in between.
MERMAN The male counterpart of the (presently better known) Mermaid. Some held that Mermen were conceived as the result of humans copulating with large fishes; or that fishes were impregnated by the sperm of cadavers tossed into the sea, giving birth to both Mermen and dreadful Sea Monsters. The Merman was said to be sexually attracted to human females, though his body from the waist down was that of a fish and he was not usually provided with an organ suitable for copulation.
MOLONGS Malayan incubi-vampires.
NIXIES Beings similar to Water Nymphs, Undines, etc. They sit naked by ponds and streams, combing their long golden hair, and entice men to follow them into the water, after which the men are usually not seen again.
NOSFERAT A Rumanian (Transylvanian) vampire. Any person killed by a Nosferat becomes one. The vampire also acts as both incubus and succubus. Its twin missions are to suck the blood of its victim and to cause nocturnal pollutions. It is the spirit of the stillborn bastard of two parents who were also illegitimates (or, as mentioned, it may have been the victim of another Nosferat). When a woman is impregnated by a Nosferat the child is a witch. Young persons are especially attractive to it and are approached with such insatiable and overwhelming ardor that the boy or girl dies of exhaustion. The Nosferat also causes sterility and impotence in humans.
NYMPHS Elementals (usually) of various sorts, living in forests, at the edges of streams, etc., who may assume human form and even dress as humans and move in human society without being recognized as supernatural beings. They frequently enter into sexual relationships with men; also with Satyrs, Fauns, Pans, etc.
ORNIAS A vampire; also a succubus demon. In the form of a human female it copulates with men.
PANS A class of demigods or spirits derived, it would seem, from the god Pan. They resemble traditional representations of Pan and of Satyrs. They copulate with both humans and nymphs, and also, on occasion, with animals, particularly she-goats.
PISACHAS Incubi who specialize in raping drunken, psychotic, and sleeping women.
PISHAUCHEES Hindu succubi who cause men to have wet dreams. They are probably female counterparts of Pisachas.
POLUDNITSA A beautiful Russian succubus encountered in rustic regions.
PREYTS Hindu incubi.
RAUKSHEHS Hindu incubi.
RHAGANA A Lithuanian Hamadryad. They reward with deIightful sexual pleasures those persons who prevent the cutting down of the trees to which their existences are mystically connected.
RUSALKI Beautiful but cruel Slavic spirits with eyes that burn as with a green fire. Men die in their embraces, but it is said to be worth the price.
SATYRS Beings physically similar to Fauns. They were extremely lustful (so much so that the medical term satyriasis is derived from them), copulating with women, nymphs and animals, especially goats. There is a remarkable statue of a Satyr copulating with a goat at the Museo Nazionale in Naples. (Some say that the Satyr is Pan himself.) This admirable work of art is pictured in Hans Licht's Sexual Life in Ancient Greece.
SE’IRIM Demons resembling Satyrs and having similar (sexual) inclinations and habits.
SILVAN US A Latin divinity (and also a class of beings) who physically resembles Pan. He was an agricultural, or arboricultural, god whose father, a shepherd, sired him with a she-goat. According to Saint Augustine, the Silvanus lived in the woodlands and consorted wantonly with women.
SIRENS Their practice was to seduce men and then destroy them.
SPIRITS OF THE DEAD There are prohibitions, said often violated, against raising the dead and providing them with material bodies for immoral purposes. This sexual necromancy is definitely an abomination of the Left-Hand Path, and is rigorously condemned by white magicians.
TROLLS According to the Malleus, Trolls are the Scandinavian equivalent of Fauns. (Others, however, identify them with Gnomes.) Trolls were said to abound in Norway, and in addition to seducing and raping mortals might also, in time of wrath, inflict grievous bodily injury.
UNDINES Elementals who cohabit with human males and may even enter into marriage relationships with them. The children of such unions receive souls from their human fathers and so are to be considered human beings. The Undine is a kind of Water Nymph, derived from many related water goddesses. She is beautiful, stirs great lust in men, and is renowned for her possessiveness and jealousy. If her human lover or husband should be unfaithful to her even once, she will disappear and he will never see her again.
UPIERZYCA Ruthenian succubi who visit youths in their beds when the moon is full and "consume them" with hot and ravenous embraces.
VAMPIRE Most commonly known as a blood-sucking spirit, usually animating a cadaver. The earliest known representation of a Vampire is found on a prehistoric bowl and establishes the link, often present, between Vampire and Succubus. On the bowl, the Vampire, headless, is copulating with a human male. (Summers suggests that the Vampire is headless-Vampires are destroyed by beheading-as a threat to her of what would happen if she engaged in the sexual act depicted. Probably the man drank from the bowl and so protected himself from a visit by the succubus.) There is some question as to whether Vampire or Succubus is the older conception, and as to whether the two functions were originally combined in a single entity.
With regard to the succubus function of the Vampire, Summers quotes the Malleus: "Is it Catholic to affirm that the functions of Incubi and Succubi belong indifferently to all unclean spirits? . It seems that it is so; for to affirm the opposite would be to maintain that there is some good order among them."
Summers himself comments: "Now the Vampire is certainly an unclean spirit, whether it be that the body is animated by some demon, or whether it be the man himself who is permitted to enter his corpse and energize it, and accordingly it is Catholic to believe that a Vampire can copulate with human beings. Nor are there lacking instances of this."
Certainly there are not lacking instances. Vampires are to be found in the traditions of almost all of the peoples of the world, many function also as succubi, and sometimes as incubi. The better known Vampires include the AKAKHARU (Assyrian), BRUCOLACAS (Greek), DEARG-DULS (ancient Irish), EKIMMU (As-syrian), KATAKHANES (Ceylonese), MURONY (Wallachian), PONTIANAKS (Javanese), RALARATRI (Hindu), STRIGON (Indian), SWAMX (Burmese), TII (Polynesian), UPIOR or WAMPIOR (Polish), UPEER (Ukrainian), VRYKOLAKA or VURKULAKA or WUKODALAK (Russia, Morlacehia, Montenegro, Bohemia, Serbia, and Albania), VAMPYR (Dutch), WAMPIRA (Servian), PENANGGLAN (Malayan), and PANANGGLAN (Indian). The Penangglan and Panaugglan seem to differ in that the former, contrary to most conceptions of the Vampfre, is a living witch. Deserving of special mention is the MORA, a Slavic Vampire, who falls hopelessly in love with any man whose blood she has tasted.
VIECHTITSA A succubus with fiery wings who descends on sleeping youths to overwhelm them with lustful caresses and rouse them to fearsome heights of venery. The preferred lover of the Viechtitsa, however, is said to be the Voukodlak, a human somnambule, who drinks blood after the fashion of the Vampire and ravens after flesh like the Werewolf.
VOUKODLAKS (See above.) Somnambules (occasionally regarded as possessed by demons) who ravish young girls and drink their hot nourishing blood. While in trance the Voukodlaks are exceedingly dangerous and attack with tooth and nail any living creature they may meet (save for the Viechtitsas, with whom they mate).
VODYANOI A Slavic water spirit capable of assuming a variety of forms. One of these is that of an alluring and naked girl. In such a form the Vodyanoi lures men into the water and there drowns them.
WATER NYMPHS Water Nymphs were especially lustful of handsome young men, whom they dragged down into the depths of ponds and lakes and held captive there as their lovers (though by some accounts the humans ran out of breath and drowned). When a youth of comely appearance leaned over the water to drink, or to admire his reflection, he always took the risk of calling himself to the attention of some Water Nymph who would rise up out of the waters and drag him down; or she might appear in the middle of the body of water, perhaps taking a seat on some large lily pad, and lure him by her beauty to his fate. Some said that youths who vainly admired their own reflections and so attracted the attention of amorous Water Nymphs got no worse than they deserved.
WENDIGO A huge and horrible being with a heart of ice who roams the wilds of northeastern Canada. The Wendigo may he either male or female but does not mate with his kind. He is clearly relatedin many ways to Vampires, Werewolves and other cannibalistic monsters, and the belief in the Wendigo (like the belief in the Vampire and the Werewolf) gives rise to human psychoses in which the behavior of the mythical monster is imitated. The nature of the psychosis leads to the hypothesis that repressed incest desires are at the bottom of the conception of the Wendigo (or Windigo or Wee-Tee-To or Weendegoag, etc.). The monster does not sexually assault humans, but victims of the psychosis may. Moreover, their violent assaults have overtones of sadism, necrophilia, and other perversions.
WEREWOLVES (or LYCANTHROPES) The Werewolf, a human in wolf form, sometimes copulates with humans and beasts, but its primary craving is to mutilate, kill and devour. (This is also true when, more rarely, the Werewolf is not a human but an evil spirit animating the body of a real wolf.) Like the conception of the Vampire, that of the Werewolf is bound up with sexual perversions--sadism, necrophagia, necrophilia, etc.--and the Werewolf is also a creature of castration anxieties and incest desires. There are many animals besides the wolf to whom the prefix were- has been applied. These include Werefoxes, Werebadgers, Wereleopards, Weretigers, Werebears, and others. Not all have identical functions or behave similarly. The Chinese Werefoxes, for example, seem to be much closer to the Western incubi and succubi than to the Werewolf. Male and female Werefoxes, in human or animal forms, mate with women and men, respectively. The Werebears of Baluchistan are another variant of the succubus idea. By day they are huge black bears, but by night they become beautiful women who solicit the embraces of men and sometimes hug their human lovers to death during the frenzy of the coition.
Some propose that Werewolves are especially motivated by parthenophagy, or an appetite for the flesh of young girls, which may be sexual as well as cannibalistic. In a rare pamphlet (called "A True Discourse. Declaring the damnable life and death of one Stubbe Peeter, a most wicked Sorcerer") that predilection of Lycanthropes would seem to be exemplified:
"... he would walke vp & down, and if he could spye either Maide, Wife or childe, that his eyes liked, or his hart lusted after, he would waite their issuing out of ye Cittie or town, if he could by any meanes get them alone, he would in the feeldes rauishe them, and after in his Wooluishe likenes cruelly murder them; yea often it came to passe that as he walked abroad in the feeldes, if he chaunste to spye a companye of maydens playing together, or else a milking of their Kine, in his Wooluishe shape he would incontinent runne among them, and while the rest escaped by flight, he would sure to laye holde of one, and after his filthy lust fulfilled, he would murder her presentlye, beside, if he had liked or knowne any of them, look who he had a minde vnto, her he would pursue, whether she were before or behinde, and take her from the rest, for such was his swiftness of foot while he continued a woolf: that he would outrunne the swiftest greyhound in that Countrye: and so much he had pracfised this wickedness, that ye whole Proumee was feared by the cruelty of this bloody and deuouring Woolfe. Thus continuing his diuelish and damnable deedes within the compas of a fewe yeeres, he had murdered thirteene yong Children, and two goodly yong women bigge with Child, tearing the Children out of their wombes, in most bloody and sauedge sorte, and after eate their hartes panting hotte and rawe, which he accounted dainty morsells & best agreeing to his Appetite."
YUKSHEE The most beautiful, voluptuous, and sexually insatiable of the many Hindu succubi. Her lovers become eroticly exhausted and not infrequently impotent as a result of her gluttonous demands. Only Kokah Pundit, an immensely virile minister of state in the eleventh century, is credited with having been more than a match sexually for a Yukshee.