Ancient deities of inferior rank—one of whom it was believed
was attached to each mortal from his birth as a constant
companion—capable of giving impulses and acting as a sort of
messenger between the gods and men. The cacodaemons were
of a hostile nature, as opposed to the agathodaemons, who
were friendly. It is said that one of the cacodaemons who appeared
to Cassius was a man of huge stature and of a black hue.
Early astrologers named the twelfth house of the sun Cacodemon,
as its influence was regarded as evil.
It is said that the cacodaemons were the rebellious angels
who were expelled from heaven for their crimes. They tried in
vain to obtain settlement in various parts of the universe, with
their final abode believed to be all the space between Earth and
the stars. There they abide, hated by all the elements and finding
their pleasure in revenge and injury. Their king was called
Hades by the Greeks, Typhon by the Egyptians, and Ahrimanes
by the Persians and Chaldeans.
Kendrick, Tertius T. C. The Kako-daemon or The Cavern of
Anti-Paros. London, 1825