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suc·cu·bus

(sŭk'ū-bŭs),
A demon, in female form, believed to have sexual intercourse with a man during sleep. Compare: incubus.
[L. succubo, to lie under]

suc·cu·bus

(sŭk'yū-bŭs)
A demon, in female form, believed to have sexual intercourse with a man during sleep.
Compare: incubus
[L. succubo, to lie under]
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She reminds him of "the succubus, the devils in female form who come by night to seduce the saints" (1977, 27).
She covers the birth of civilization and the evolution of the succubus, the image of the succubus in the writings of Freud and Jung, and from the succubus as child-killing mother to the restoration of the eternal feminine.
This acknowledgement and the advice Sade gives, help Ore negotiate the horrific things that happen to her within the house, such as Miranda's sapping away of her life force in true succubus fashion (213).
Even the figure of Satan to whom the succubus Matilda finally guides Ambrosio gives this deep abyss an apparent centre only in a sensuous mis-representation that reflects the priest's repressed erotic desires rather than the more bestial reality of the Satanic at the book's end that finally blends the animal, the human, and the supernatural enough to blur all distinctions--an abject condition that is itself no more than a representation of the Real and its ungraspable Thing.
And now, he and his pals are blaming them on a succubus - a female demon thought to have sex with men as they sleep.
Meanwhile, Sock meets the woman of his dreams - but she quickly turns into a nightmare by turning out to be a succubus, who steals a year of his life for just one paltry snog.
It has been filmed an on TV many times, most notably the 1995 BBC version starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth In August 2008, a San Francisco theatre company presented Pride and Succubus, a comedy that merged Jane Austen with Buffy the Vampire Slayer casting Elizabeth as an 18th-century vampire slayer.
The most notorious scenes--the appearance of the succubus in A Mad World, My Masters, the Dampit scenes in A Trick to Catch the Old One, and Walter Whorehound's repentance in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside--are almost universally cited by scholars troubled by Middleton's inconsistent or "grotesque" treatment of ethical/spiritual values or of comedy itself.
When Helen passed across the stage, the scholars agreed that she was incomparable, but the old man's horror, and Faustus's wretched state when he reentered after his sexual encounter with the succubus, canceled out their words.
Succubus and Dick Dunn dead-heated for the 1914 Welsh Grand National at Cardiff, and in the run-off 90 minutes later the two horses raced over the entire 3m100yds again, with Succubus winning by ten lengths.
And here is the forbidden truth that must become unforbidden if we are ever to free ourselves from the succubus of radical feminism: There never was a good feminism.
The series' sophomore season sees battle among murderous archangels, diabolical spirits, a succubus, a time-traveling telekinetic hero, and a teenage lesbian ghost.