Variations: BELILI, Buhlgeist, Compusae, DAITJA, EPHÉLÉS, Hyphialtes, Kiel-Gelal, Lilit, Pishauchees, Succuba, Unterliegerinnen
Men have been assaulted by the vampiric demon known as the succubus ("spirit bride") as far back as ancient Greece where it was clearly defined and described. The male counterpart to the succubus is known as an INCUBUS, and, according to medieval lore, the incubi outnumber the succubi by a ratio of nine to one.
At night succubi, as they are collectively called,appear as beautiful women. They can be very alluring and persuasive. They seek out sleeping men to have sexual intercourse with and, according to medieval lore, are particularly fond of monks. During the sex act, the succubi drain off a number of vital essences and fluids, such as blood, breath, life-energy, and semen to the point of their victims' deaths (see ENERGY VAMPIRE). Asuccubus need not even be physically in the room for the assault to take place, as it can visit a man in his dreams, causing his body to fall into a state of sleep paralysis. Succubi are specifically interested in semen, taking it and implanting it into unsuspecting and innocent women.
If a man wanted an encounter with a succubus,he need not wait in hopeful anticipation for one to show, as it is a demonic being and can be summoned to appear by use of magical incantations. Likewise, if a man is desirous of ridding himself of its assaults, he must seek help through the church.
If a child is conceived by a succubus, it will beborn a half demonic being known as a CAMBION.
Source: Bullough, Human Sexuality, 298­99; Cavendish, Powers of Evil in Western Religion, 103­5; Doniger, Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions, 503, 1035; Jones, On the Nightmare, 125, 243, 320

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