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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-08, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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daemons or demons

generally speaking the word for an evil being is a demon but in all 40k and fantasy fluff codexies and rules it is daemons. Does anyone know why this is. Is the word demon copyright or something or is gw trying to make their own brand of evil beings?
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daemon is a manifestation of emotions and thoughts, a demon is a creation of satan, either one works really

edit: i was wrong, daemon is ones spiritual guardian as well as an alternate spelling to demon

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It's just a different spelling of demon. They're one and the same-- both in meaning and pronunciation.

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Depends how lazy I am feeling when writing, saves a letter.

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daemon is a manifestation of emotions and thoughts, a demon is a creation of satan, either one works really
Do you mean a creation of C'tan?
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the word 'demon' is a modern bastardisation of the much older word 'daemon', which in itself is a translation of a greek word that has again taken and translated the word from the ancient Syrians.

basically the correct old English is Daemon, not Demon.
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doesn't really matter how you say it or spell it people still though what you mean, i brought thinking it was demon but now i use daemon

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