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 (dē′mə-gôr′gən, dē′mə-gôr′-)
n. Mythology
A terrifying ancient deity or demon of the underworld.

[Late Latin Dēmogorgōn.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) a mysterious and awesome god in ancient mythology, often represented as ruling in the underworld
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek]
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(ˌdi məˈgɔr gən, ˌdɛm ə-)

a mysterious infernal power or deity of late antiquity.
[1580–90; < Late Latin Dēmogorgōn]
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Noun1.Demogorgon - (Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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He must give up the notion of his father's legacy; but it was not likely he would ever want that trifle; and even if he did--why, it was a compensation to think that in being for ever divided from his family he was divided from Jacob, more terrible than Gorgon or Demogorgon to David's timid green eyes.
Orientis princeps Belzebub, inferni ardentis monarcha, et Demogorgon, propitiamus vos, ut appareat et surgat Mephistophilis Dragon, quod tumeraris: per Jehovam, Gehennam, et consecratam aquam quam nunc spargo, signumque crucis quod nunc facio, et per vota nostra, ipse nunc surgat nobis dicatus Mephistophilis!
Asia and Panthea followed the echoes to the realm of Demogorgon, the supreme power ruling the gods.
Demogorgon is supposed to be identical with the infernal Power of the ancients, the very mention of whose name brought death and disaster, to whom reference is made by Lucan and others.
To enter the Upside Down and defeat the Demogorgon by channeling Eleven and using your telekinetic powers.
However, the intriguingend credits sceneset in a secret facility in Russia showed off the continued existence of a Demogorgon in our world and saw mention of a captive dubbed "The American".
At the end of the previous season, our heroine, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) was able to take down the Demogorgon who killed everyone at the Hawkins National Laboratory.
The second season of the series, set in 1984, left off reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab after Will was rescued.
Of course the Demogorgon made regular appearances, roaring out of dark corners and the spooky forest, to frighten the life out me.
This September and October, unsuspecting holidaymakers can wander through the creepy Indiana town of Hawkins, scene of supernatural happenings involving the disappearance of a young boy, a girl called Barb with supernatural powers and a demon known as Demogorgon.
In that season, a group of middle school kids braved a parallel universe to save their friend, Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), who had been captured by the Demogorgon, a flesh-eating monster unleashed by experimenters at Hawkins National Laboratory.
(22) Netflix sent a cease-and-desist letter to the owners of a pop-up bar in Chicago based on its popular new television series, Stranger Things, with the quip, "We love our fans more than anything, but you should know the Demogorgon is not always as forgiving." (23) The Cartoon Network prevented fans from opening an unauthorized Rick and Morty themed pop-up bar in Washington, DC, claiming the move "wasn't polite and aimed at profiting off of Rick and Morty fans." (24) Fans responded that the bar would have been a labor of love and that the company was denying fans the freedom to "geek out." (25)