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#1    ThiefGold

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:41 PM

My apologies if this is not in the right place.  I'm just wondering if anyone has heard of a crossroads demon aside from the one in the show "Supernatural".  I've been looking all over the web today and all I can find is references to the show.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:44 PM

The most famous reference is probably Goethe's Faust and meeting the Devil at the crossroads, and also there is apparently an occult ritual: http://www.luckymojo.com/crossroads.html .

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:45 PM

Jesus H Christ. ITS A FREAKING TV SHOW!


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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:49 PM

Plainbob13 on Apr 16 2009, 06:45 PM, said:

Jesus H Christ. ITS A FREAKING TV SHOW!

WOW!  Thank you for that incredibly helpful observation original.gif

That would be why I asked if anyone had heard of one that was real wink2.gif


Thanks for the link Paranormalcy

Edited by ThiefGold, 17 April 2009 - 12:00 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:52 PM

I've never heard of a "crossroads demon", but nor would I want to hear anything about Supernatural either. x( It's a horrible X Files ripoff.


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:03 AM

Alot of cultures have lore involving the devil or a demon at the crossroads. Heres a really nice bit of crossroads lore

http://irelandsown.net/crossroads.html

BTW, the legend of a devil at the crossroads buying souls is refrenced in the movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

Also related to crossroads lore is the Corpse Road.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpse_road

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:08 AM

The Devil at the crossroads is also a big Delta Blues tradition.

The story goes that you trade your soul for the ability to play guitar really great.

This is absolutely true, at least on a metaphorical level. tongue.gif

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:06 AM

Ebonykrow on Apr 16 2009, 06:52 PM, said:

I've never heard of a "crossroads demon", but nor would I want to hear anything about Supernatural either. x( It's a horrible X Files ripoff.


Yes it is. It kills me that people believe anything they see on TV or a movie. Its sad.


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:10 AM

Plainbob13 on Apr 16 2009, 07:06 PM, said:

Yes it is. It kills me that people believe anything they see on TV or a movie. Its sad.


Even CSI: Miami?

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:11 AM

Hamlyn on Apr 16 2009, 08:10 PM, said:

Even CSI: Miami?

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Yes. Even CSI: Miami.


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:13 AM

Thats why I stopped watching Paranormal state. aside from the YOU GOT A DEMON IN YOUR HOUSE!!!! Time to call the vatican!

Edited by Smeagol1, 17 April 2009 - 01:17 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:01 AM

Hamlyn on Apr 16 2009, 07:08 PM, said:

The Devil at the crossroads is also a big Delta Blues tradition.

The story goes that you trade your soul for the ability to play guitar really great.

This is absolutely true, at least on a metaphorical level. tongue.gif
This is why I asked.  While the show obviously takes liberties with it's content a lot of it is based on real legend and superstition.  I've written down the names of every supernatural being that the show has used and all of them came up from culture in some point in history.  The only one I couldn't place was the crossroads demon


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:06 AM

i think its the truth in everything paranormal in Supernatural cuz i did some research on things they hunt,, they are always the same thing just like they hunt. They dont BS about the paranormal anyway.. I mean if they really BS about it,, some people will shoot the series. Except for ghost have family, well, a bit unexplainable and no one knows for sure.


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Something Is Out There on Apr 16 2009, 11:06 PM, said:

i think its the truth in everything paranormal in Supernatural cuz i did some research on things they hunt,, they are always the same thing just like they hunt. They dont BS about the paranormal anyway.. I mean if they really BS about it,, some people will shoot the series. Except for ghost have family, well, a bit unexplainable and no one knows for sure.


What?


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:11 AM

ThiefGold on Apr 16 2009, 10:01 PM, said:

This is why I asked.  While the show obviously takes liberties with it's content a lot of it is based on real legend and superstition.  I've written down the names of every supernatural being that the show has used and all of them came up from culture in some point in history.  The only one I couldn't place was the crossroads demon

I know Ive read several Devil/Crossroads stories that are attributed to Scottish, Irish or Welsh origins, my bet is the Delta Blues version can track back to there or France.  So if you really want to know more, at least youve got starting places.

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