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Remember the ever-awesome band 'Incubus?' They named themselves after a male demon who takes on a human form to seduce women and suck out their souls. Well, meet the succubus, incubus' female counterpart, if you will. Traced back to ancient, medieval folklore, the traditional definition of this evil supernatural being is that of a 'female demon who appears in dreams to seduce men and take away their souls, usually via sexual intercourse.'
Thanks to their impure nature from hell and their powers of seduction, they are also commonly referred to as 'Temptress of The Night.' Though theories of the term's origination are running into the hundreds, many believe that these supposedly beautiful women are fallen angels looking for their revenge. The earliest depictions of succubi in literature however, came from Scottish history.
These creatures exist in different forms, called by different names in many cultures though. For example in Arabic superstition, they are known as qarinhas while India they are referred to as the seductress, 'Mohini.' In India, this woman is said to have long, untied hair, wears a white sari and haunts lonely roads after having been tormented by males her own life. So now, she will extort her revenge on any male.
In modern fictional representations, succubi don't necessarily appear only in dreams, and the women are always stunning. These creatures have always remained popular characters in music, literature and film as well, especially featuring in Japanese anime. However people who speak of real encounters with such creatures are thought to suffer from the effects of hallucinations due to sleep paralysis.
-Pictrues courtesy succubus.net and southpawbeagle.com-
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