In Ancient Near Eastern religions as well as in the derived Abrahamic traditions, including ancient and medieval Christian demonology, a demon is considered an "unclean spirit" which may cause demonic possession, to be addressed with an act of exorcism. In Western occultism and Renaissance magic, which grew out of an amalgamation of Greco-Roman magic, Jewish demonology and Christian tradition, a demon is a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled. Many of the demons in literature were once fallen angels.

In general fiction, demons tend to be creatures from Hell, often Satan's minion

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Fallen (Dark in You #7)
Hex on the Beach
Devilish Deal (Demons After Dark: Covenant, #1)
White Raven (A Demon's Guide to the Afterlife, #2)
Tainted Love (End of Days, #2)
Mage Massacres (The Chronicles of Sloane King, #5)
Defeating Wicked Blaze (The Wronged, #3)
Elemental Awakened (Of Demons and Dragons #1)
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Wild Lands (Savage Lands, #2)
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