“Evil is back.”
This slogan heralded the return of Blizzard Entertainment’s new long-anticipated chapter in the Diablo video game series. Diablo III, released last week. Descending ever further into the game, players have to hack, slash and blast their way through beasts, ghouls, ghosts, skeletons and, of course, demons.
Long before Blizzard unleashed digital demons, however, these creatures existed for centuries in the religious and mythological traditions and were even believed to roam the real world. Here on Earth, these demons are the ones that humankind long feared.
And after all, it is Goth Day! And if you want to be a real demon-slayer, you’ll need to know what to look for.
Photos: Lucifer & Asag (Corbis)