Writing Demons: Naming Demons Types

I’m working on finishing a long overdue story, and I thought I should try to work out group names (it’s not species and it’s not culture; I’m not sure how to distinguish it. Unless it is species’ names? As long as they can produce fertile offspring…)

Also, I might be going at this backwards. It might be a better idea to work out declensions before I try to revise names. But at least all the work is here when (or if) I alter it in the final draft.

original: korue, ko’rue

(possible) final: vukor “warmth fullness from vuni/vuri (root) + kavajkoru 

types: rukora, anrvu?

name building history:

koruri, vunajor

vuni/vuri “warmth/heat/fire”

vurai “green warmth”

laikuv / laikyv / laiki / laikryu “warmth blood”

original: irkue, ir’kue

(possible) final: iksva “moving spirit/blood” from ikyru/ ikijvk (root) + sva (verb)

typesivra, vruku, anvra

name building history:

slyuva “growing” ← Slyuri/Slyuvi “to grow” + sva v. 

ikyru/ ikijvk “moon, light, mother, blood, spirit” → kyv, kuv, ikrv

ajuvuri / ajuvor “blue fire adj.

ajurkuv / ajurikuv / ajurikyv / ajurikyru “blue fire blood”

ajukuv / ajukyv “blue blood”

original: tieru, tie’ru

final: valyys “dark clarity” from vors + alyysk

typeslasma, vaslia, talasa

name building history:

kyluvor “to speak golden adj.

kyrikuv “to speak blood/spirit” ← kyrv + ikijvk

kyrv + ikrv → kryvik “to speak blood/spirit”

original: keishl’rui

(considering) final: kresvyik “blood-ful/spirit-ful” from kresvy + ikyru/ ikijvk (root)

typesvirajr, irkyi

name building history: 

krejvkor kyrvesvy kresvor kresijvor kresiksv kresijvk “blood/spirit-ful”

avijvk “give blood/spirit”

Avulri “give” + ikijvk

original: an’nieru 

(likely) final: ayrik “not to speak moon” from a + kyrv + ikijvk (root)


4 thoughts on “Writing Demons: Naming Demons Types

  1. I’d be happy to offer input on whether or not it might be a good idea to work out declensions before attempting to revise names, but I Googled ‘declension’ and still can’t figure out what it means, something about changing the endings of words?


    • I don’t know what the official definition of a declension is, but I know in Ancient Greek (and Spanish) it’s basically, as you said, different endings on words. For verbs, it can tell you what gender, person (singular or plural), or tense (present, future, past) the word is. For nouns, it can tell you where it falls in the sentence (subject, object) and how many there are (singular or plural). Where English relies on word order to express this (The cat [subject] ate [verb] the fish [object]), Greek and some other languages rely on additions to the word to signal where it goes in the sentence. So in Greek, the first word in a sentence does not have to be the subject of the sentence.

      Okay, that got a bit long-winded. I hope that made some sense.

      And thanks for the offer of input. Any opinions?


  2. As you mentioned in your original post, you’ve worked out a lot in regards to the demon categories. ‘Vukor’ suits “warmth fullness” perfectly, and “dark clarity” is the most evocative pairing of words I’ve read all week.


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