The Paigoels
According to Nathaniel E. Kindersley, these were devils of
Hindustan mythology. Some of the Hindus believed that the
paigoels were originally created devils; other believed they were
individuals put out of heaven because of their great sin. Some
of these devils had individual names and were the tempters of
men to special sins; others entered into the bodies of men and
took possession of them. It was also believed that the souls of
wicked men joined the paigoels.
Sources
Kindersley, Nathaniel E. Specimens of Hindoo Literature. N.p.,
1794