Almost everyone knows about succubi - female demons who seduce men and bend them to their will. But not as many people know about incubi, male demons who attack women in their sleep. The two certainly share some similarities. Like the succubi who preys on men, incubi are demons who prey on women, and both of them desire to breed cambion - an unholy union between demons and humans.
However, incubi are more than just the male version of a succubus, but what exactly is the difference between an incubus and a succubus? Other than their gender, incubi have a few interesting differences. Most crucially, they were used as a scapegoat for actual assaults committed on women in Medieval times that really had absolutely nothing to do with demons. Many of the devout - priests in particular - decided that blaming a supernatural demon was far more preferable than punishing the man who actually committed the crime.
But it isn’t all bleak. There are a ton of crazy facts about the incubus demon as their legend stretches all the way back to ancient Mesopotamia. The Akkadians called them lilu, demonic spirits whose female counterparts were called lilin. One such lilu was the father of Gilgamesh, the legendary God-king of Uruk, and the subject of the epic poem the Epic of Gilgamesh - so at least one good thing came out of them.
Incubi Are Violent Demons That Attack Women In Their Sleep
Succubi Are Malicious Demons That Extract Fluids From Men Through Their Dreams
Some Believe Succubi And Incubi Are The Same Shapeshifting Demon
Incubi Were Used As An Explanation For Children Born In Unsavory Circumstances
The First Succubus Was Lilith, Adam’s First Wife, Who Refused To Be Subservient To Him
Incubi And Succubi Were Said To Be The Cause Of Nocturnal Emissions