Demons have a wide number of appearances.
At the top level you ahve the fallen angels,with satan at the top of the heirarchy there. They can take on a number of appearances from quite
beautiful (satan was known to be a 'beautiful being' ) to incredably ugly to us.
beneath them are a myriad of beings all vieing for power over each other. The origin of these are debated some think they are pre-adamic, being on the
earth before adam. others think that they are good being gone bad, like the fallen angels.
Power in this realm often relates to physical size so the bigger demons hae authority over the smaller. Size is quite big, up to 7 feet and more for
the biggest, shrinking down to rat sized for the smallest.
In some ways the physical shapes are distortions of the beings that we have on the earth. So the biggest are often Bear shaped, or similar.
Suprisingly some of the horror movies we see are modeled on demonic beings, take the orges in LOTR and the big white beings in Doom with the teeth,
these are subconscious representations of demons that are make to give a familiarity to them in humans.
(The barney figure is another one that raises eyebrows among people in this area, it is similar to a demonic figure and seeminly is used to
desensitise children to the apprearance of demons and the control of them )
The figures of deamons in non christian religions aslo provides a way of seeing them, Buddhist dieties are clearly demonic as well as many anamist
Closer to home the Baphomet demon worshipped by the freemasons is an obvious one.
but demonic entities can reduce down to small slug type beings that seek life to draw off energy, or attach to an emotion in people. So a person can
have a being attached to himher that is drawing energy or feeding in emotions such as fear or anger.
[Edited on 19-4-2003 by Netchicken]