Eyrbyggja Saga is a broody tale of many marvels, and Hjalmarsson, pondering this sentence from the book and the dark, bizarre directions human desires may take, plays upon these different meanings of the word in his title poem, which ends: We, the succubi
sufferers, see all this, contemplate love, feel our lust grow.
Innocent VIII, writing in 1482, decried the numbers of the Catholic faith, "many of both sexes, unmindful of their own salvation and straying from the Catholic Faith, [who] have abandoned themselves to devils, incubi and succubi
, I had to kill several men strapped to a four-poster bed.
Along with her personal succubus, Samara has been introduced to the world of the Cambion and incubi and succubi
. One of the Cambion laws holds that demons mate for life.
Non si pensi pero che gli artisti del tempo fossero succubi
di imposizioni dali' alto, al contrario essi stessi erano spesso sensibili ai problemi religiosi e si adeguavano nella loro espressione artistica alle nuove esigenze culturali.
Ghosts, generally undesirable comers, suggest that death is reversible, but at the price of a takeover of the living, especially in the case of vampires or parasites such as succubi
. Other takeover experts are pets.
But in the manuscript the garrulous friar rambles on with stories about cases he has known of incubi and succubi, and how to exorcise them.
In such situations they were called incubi (in effect, our "tops") or succubi ("bottoms"), depending upon the circumstances.
Some are called fates, others (in Spanish) duende, others incubi and succubi
. Some of them cause wars; others eat and drink with human beings and appear in their dreams.
To all such as dwell in trees; rock devils, Earth imps, tree demons, ghommids, dewilds, genie Incubi, succubi
, windhorls, bits and halves and such Sons and subjects of Forest Father, and all That dwell in his domain, take note, this night Is the welcome of the dead.
Those horrors of alienated will are like ghosts and ghouls, like incubi and succubi
, in that they lack the ordinary human emotions.
A very interesting section of the book tackles fantastic literature (Conan Doyle, Hoffmann, Nodier, Maupassant), and its train of vampires, succubi
, and doubles These are mainly internal parasites, sustaining themselves on the body or soul of the generally helpless hosts Another fruitful area treated is science fiction, especially the Alien series of films: the organism that explodes out of the belly and then feeds off other humans' DNA Of course, certain social cadgers, pique-assiettes like Balzac's Cousin Pons, are harmless, and seek only nourishment An anorexic parasite is inconceivable How to get rid of these uninvited or invited guests (like the encumbering corpse in Ionesco's Amedee)?