A terrifying ancient deity or demon of the underworld.
(person, proper) A terrifying and mysterious god or demon of the underworld: believed by medieval and Renaissance scholars to have been a figure in ancient mythology.
Origin of demogorgon
- Late Latin Dēmogorgōn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- A pseudo-Greek mythological figure most likely actually invented Christian scholar ca 350-400 CE. The origins of the name are uncertain, partly because the figure itself was possibly of imaginary coinage. Various theories suggest that the name is derived from the Greek words daemon ('spirit' given the Christian connotations of 'demon' in the early Middle Ages)— or, less likely demos ('people')— and Gorgon or gorgos ('grim'). A less accepted theory claims that it is derived from a variation of 'demiurge'.