Journal Entry of Professor Sarren, Demonologist: #1 - Pazuzu

Journal Entry of Professor Sarren, Demonologist: #1

"What an excellent day for an exorcism."

Pazuzu, known to ancient Assyrians that followed the Mesopotamian religion as the king of the demons of the wind, brought both storms and drought. In those ancient times, he represented the southwestern wind and was worshiped as a demigod for it. He's generally considered to be evil and malicious, but he frightens away other evil spirits, which inadvertently protects his followers from plagues and misfortune. In some mythologies, he is thought to bring famine and locusts as well. 

Pazuzu is often (possibly wrongly?) depicted as a humanoid figure with different animal parts. Some sort of bestial head, talons on both hands like a bird, two wings, and sometimes a full scorpion tail. But, with all mythologies, these can be considered caricature to what the demon may look like, if he ever existed. 

Pazuzu is thought, by many modern scholars to be much more sinister than his followers believed. He picks away at a belief that a person holds dear though corruption, hate, and fear. There is no known weakness to his fury. Rumors of a child becoming possessed by a demon and the need for an exorcism have sprung up years back and the word "Pazuzu" has been thrown around from eyewitness accounts, but nothing is certain. 

Additionally, there has been a murder of a priest down at the old Church, which could be linked to this demon. I have a feeling this is only the first chapter of a very long book. I need to look into this more...

 

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