According to Jean Bodin and Pierre De Lancre, the offspring
of incubi and succubi. Some of these demons are said
to be more kindly disposed to the human race than others. Luther
says in his Colloquies that they show no sign of life before
seven years of age. He further states that he saw one that cried
when he touched it.
In his Discours des Sorciers (1608), Henri Boguet quotes a
story that a Galician mendicant was in the habit of exciting public
pity by carrying about a Cambion. One day a horseman, observing
him to be much hampered by the seeming infant in
crossing a river, took the child before him on his horse. But
the child was so heavy that the animal sank under the weight.
The mendicant later admitted that the child he habitually carried
was a little demon he had trained so carefully that no one
refused him alms when he carried it.