Region of origin: Hungary

The embodiment of evil in traditional Hungarian mythology. In the beginning of the universe the Hungarian creator god, Isten, was assisted by Ördög, but Ördög delighted in tormenting mortals on Earth and Isten eventually banished him to Pokol, the underworld. In Pokol, he attends to a massive cauldron filled with souls trapped in his domain, but he often will come to Earth to cause mischief, such as tempting humans into evil to get back at Isten or wagering them for their own souls to add to his collection. He often appears as a dark-skinned faun, but is a shape-shifter and will arrive on earth taking on new forms such as a fox or a black flame.

Originally posted on Tumblr on May 17, 2016

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