Title : Demons
Author : Pudy Kusumaningrum
Chapter : Prolog (00/01)
Word count : 423
Genre : supernatural, alternate universe, friendship
Rating : T / PG
Disclaimer : Pudy's work of fiction. The storyline is Pudy's. The definitions and information belong to Wikipedia and Yahoo! Answer.
Warning : Do consider that this is just a work of fiction. Whether there's any similarities in names, or content offending one party or another, it is just coincidence.

Some beliefs stated that devils are much stronger than demons, and demons are just devils' subordinate. That is why demons are easier to exorcise, though demons are totally stronger than human, they say. 
... No one knows.

Demons
Prolog

Hell, believed to be the place where sinners would be punished after their death, was perhaps not ruled only by one name. People know Hell and its sovereign with different epithets, depending on which point of view those commoners see it; whether it’s based on their tradition, their religion, or the like. In many of those stories, one cursed creature living in Hell, which has no interest other than to mislead people, is the devil. However, until the very moment there’s lack of information whether the devil and the demon are the same being, or two creatures which are completely different. Just as old as the legend of the first human on Earth, the theory of demonology had sprung. It started from a simple believe, then grew into different interpretations about both devil and demon, and also different classification of demon itself. Some beliefs stated that devils are much stronger than demons, and demons are just devils' subordinate. That is why demons are easier to exorcise, though demons are totally stronger than human, they say. The certain thing is, theories of demon were found different every century.

One of the many theories of demonology was explained in 16th Century by Peter Binsfeld, a German bishop who lived in the Catholic area in Eifel. In his book, Binsfeld stated that there are seven demons who seduce men, and every single one is representation of one of the seven deadly sins; pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. They are called the Seven Princes of Hell. Nearly half a century later, Father Sebastien Michaelis, a priest from France, categorized demons into three hierarchy. Meanwhile, some theories suggest that demons live in Hell, yet some others say that they live in the underworld, which is totally different place from Hell alone. The demonology continues to grow all the time, being put forward by different leaders of different religious beliefs. However, just like other myths and legends that exist on Earth, the truth is not very clear.

Not very clear, especially for common people. Because theory is just a theory.

Of course demons are strong, though there are much stronger creatures other than them. Demons are immortal; they live the eternal life, as well as angels and devils, and Egyptian gods and the gods of Olympus that has lost its strength bit by bit. But where do demons live? Do they rule Hell? Being immortal creature, what do they actually do? What makes them different from devils? Are their bodies dense? Who exactly Seven Prices of Hell are? More importantly, do they really exist?

... No one knows.


- end of prolog -



A/N : I once wrote similar story but I mixed all mythologies into it, so it's rather confusing and doesn't make any sense. So here I am, trying to rewrite one part of the myth and to test myself in writing series once more. I don't care if this one will become more nonsense, I just have to write this.