disembodied spirit

Definitions of disembodied spirit
  1. noun
    any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
    synonyms: spirit
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    examples:
    Mephistopheles
    evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soul
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    control
    a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
    evil spirit
    a spirit tending to cause harm
    banshee, banshie
    (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death
    djinn, djinni, djinny, genie, jinnee, jinni
    (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
    familiar, familiar spirit
    a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
    peri
    (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
    apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, specter, spectre
    a ghostly appearing figure
    presence
    an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
    kachina
    a deified spirit of the Pueblo people
    numen
    a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)
    python
    a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit
    silvan, sylvan
    a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods
    thunderbird
    (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird
    zombi, zombi spirit, zombie, zombie spirit
    (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
    bad fairy
    a fairy that tends to cause harm
    bogey, bogie, bogy
    an evil spirit
    daemon, daimon, demon, devil, fiend
    an evil supernatural being
    cacodaemon, cacodemon
    an evil spirit
    ghoul
    an evil spirit or ghost
    goblin, hob, hobgoblin
    (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
    kelpie, kelpy
    (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
    lamia, vampire
    (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
    shaitan, shaytan
    (Islam) a rebellious jinni who leads men astray
    eblis
    (Islam) the principal evil jinni in Islamic mythology
    Flying Dutchman
    the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
    type of:
    spiritual being, supernatural being
    an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
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