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Daimon: Greek Mythology 1. An inferior deity, such as a deified hero. ”Trismegistus, who are these (daimons)? Asclepius, they are the ones who are called ‘stranglers’, and those who roll souls down on the dirt, and those who scourge them, and those who cast into the water, and those who cast into the fire, and those who bring about the pains and calamities of men.” (See; ”Asclepius”)http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/daimon;_ylt=AlhfeDXJ.ud0vdAbvf.MOh.sgMMF

Decalogue: A set or unit of ten related things. A term used by Clement of Alexandria…”And the Decalogue, viewed as an image of heaven, embraces sun and moon, stars, clouds, light, wind, water, air, darkness, fire. This is the physical Decalogue of the heaven. And the representation of the earth contains men, cattle, reptiles, wild beasts; and of the inhabitants of the water, fishes and whales; and again, of the winged tribes, those that are carnivorous, and those that rise mild food; and of plantslikewise, both fruit-bearing and barren. This is the physical Decalogue of the earth. And there is a ten in man himself: the five senses, and the power of speech, and that of reproduction; and the eighth is the spiritual principle communicated at his creation; and the ninth the ruling faculty of the soul; and tenth, there is the distinctive characteristic of the Holy Spirit, which comes to him through faith. ” See also Decalogue by Philo;


Daimon: Greek Mythology 1. An inferior deity, such as a deified hero. ”Trismegistus, who are these (daimons)? Asclepius, they are the ones who are called ‘stranglers’, and those who roll souls down on the dirt, and those who scourge them, and those who cast into the water, and those who cast into the fire, and those who bring about the pains and calamities of men.” (See; ”Asclepius”)http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/daimon;_ylt=AlhfeDXJ.ud0vdAbvf.MOh.sgMMF

Decalogue: A set or unit of ten related things. A term used by Clement of Alexandria…”And the Decalogue, viewed as an image of heaven, embraces sun and moon, stars, clouds, light, wind, water, air, darkness, fire. This is the physical Decalogue of the heaven. And the representation of the earth contains men, cattle, reptiles, wild beasts; and of the inhabitants of the water, fishes and whales; and again, of the winged tribes, those that are carnivorous, and those that rise mild food; and of plantslikewise, both fruit-bearing and barren. This is the physical Decalogue of the earth. And there is a ten in man himself: the five senses, and the power of speech, and that of reproduction; and the eighth is the spiritual principle communicated at his creation; and the ninth the ruling faculty of the soul; and tenth, there is the distinctive characteristic of the Holy Spirit, which comes to him through faith. ” See also Decalogue by Philo; http://thriceholy.net/Texts/Decalogue.html

Deep: (Bythos) The term ‘deep,’ refers to the concept of parent or parents. The term is used in the ”Untitled Text of the Bruce Codex.” This is from Irenaeus, ”Adversus Heraeses 1.8.5.” ” Ptolemy interpreted the prologue of John’s gospel (Jn 1:1-14) “Parent” is usually called “Father” or “the Deep.” “Loveliness” is usually called “Silence.” Tertullian, uses the term ‘depth.’ The term can refer to the levels of the abyss….”let the deep open and swallow these men: yea, Sabaoth.” (Acts of Philip.)

Demiurge: Meaning ‘Creator’ in Greek. Thought to be the “Craftsman” or creator of the material world. (Heracleon) In Orthodox thought this is a supernatural entity or force, such as the appearance of God to Moses. In the Gnostic schema the Word refers to an order, and it may be a natural sort of intelligent design, related to wisdom, the earthly or kenomic state of the higher wisdom, or form from the Pleroma. The material state is considered less than the Pleromic, and highly flawed. Archons seem to be emanations from the Demiurge process, much like other emanations from the Pleroma. (See; Pleroma, Kenoma, Archon.)

https://magdelene.wordpress.com/2008/01/08/the-demiurge/

Demons: Gnostic demons are elements of the psyche. “And the origin of the demons which are in the whole body is determined to be four: heat, cold, wetness, and dryness. And the mother of all of them is matter. And he who reigns over the heat (is) Phloxopha; and he who reigns over the cold is Oroorrothos; and he who reigns over what is dry (is) Erimacho; and he who reigns over the wetness (is) Athuro. And the mother of all of these, Onorthochrasaei, stands in their midst, since she is illimitable, and she mixes with all of them. And she is truly matter, for they are nourished by her.

“The four chief demons are: Ephememphi, who belongs to pleasure, Yoko, who belongs to desire, Nenentophni, who belongs to grief, Blaomen, who belongs to fear. And the mother of them all is Aesthesis-Ouch-Epi-Ptoe. And from the four demons passions came forth. And from grief (came) envy, jealousy, distress, trouble, pain, callousness, anxiety, mourning, etc. And from pleasure much wickedness arises, and empty pride, and similar things. And from desire (comes) anger, wrath, and bitterness, and bitter passion, and unsatedness, and similar things. And from fear (comes) dread, fawning, agony, and shame. All of these are like useful things as well as evil things. But the insight into their true (character) is Anaro, who is the head of the material soul, for it belongs with the seven senses, Ouch-Epi-Ptoe.”

Satan, meaning adversary, is often referred to as Saklas, or Samael. Samael, is noted in Jewish history as the Prince of demons, and husband to Lileth, who was Adams first wife. Samael, sometimes called Saklas is also Nebruel, referred to in the ”Gospel of the Egyptians.” ”Then Sakla, the great angel, saw the great demon who is with him, Nebruel. And they became together a begetting spirit of the earth.”

Derdekeas: Male personage and son of the light, in the ”Paraphrase of Shem,” ”I am Derdekeas, the son of the incorruptible, infinite Light.”

Deucalion: Greek Mythology A son of Prometheus who with his wife, Pyrrha, built an ark and floated in it to survive the deluge sent by Zeus. The couple became the ancestors of the renewed human race.
Additional references. (American Heritage Dictionary) ”And God will say to Noah – whom the generations will call ‘Deucalion.’ (”The Apocalypse of Adam.”)


Diatessaron: A harmony Gospel composed around 170, by Tatian.

Didache: Means literaly “The Teaching.” The Didache, which originated about 110 CE, documents the emerging authority of the one great Gospel. the Didache gives instruction on how a Christian community should treat itinerant Christian prophets. (See; Early Christian Writings, Stanforth translation, Penquin, 1987.)

Didascalia: “Catholic Teaching of the Twelve Apostles and Holy Disciples of Our Savior,” is a Church Order, composed, according to recent investigations, in the first part, perhaps even the first decades, of the third century, for a community of Christian converts from Paganism in the northern part of Syria.
Similar to the “Didache.”

Didrachmae: In reference to money or the process of using money. (See; ”Apochryphon of James.”)

Docetism: from the greek δοκέω/dokeo meaning “I seem/appear” Docetic refers to being non-corporeal, or not being composed of matter. (See; Julius Cassianus.)

Dositheos: Believed to be the founder of Samaritan Gnosticism in the first century, and associate of Simon Magus. Dositheans were a Gnostic sect which called “God” only ‘Elohim’ not ‘Yehouah or Lord.’ He is stated as the author of the “Three Steles of Seth.” See; (NHL p. 396.)

http://essenes.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=358&Itemid=614

http://essenes.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=126&Itemid=542

Doxomedon: Glorias aeon of the Word, or All where Christ rests. Doxo is a prefix denoting glory or blamelessness. Doxogenia= glorias begetter, Doxopania= glorias revealer, or revelation, Doxokaitia, or Doxokrator, means glorias ruler.


Dungeon: Dungeons are those areas within the dragon of the outer darkness, that place where the wicked are doomed. ”And Jesus answered and said unto Mary: “The outer darkness is a great dragon, whose tail is in his mouth, outside the whole world and surrounding the whole world. And there are many regions of chastisement within it. There are twelve mighty chastisement-dungeons and a ruler is in every dungeon and the face of the rulers is different one from another.” (”The Pistis Sophia.”)

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