Daimon is a term for a deity in general. Daemon is the Latin form and daimon, the Greek. By the time of Hesiod
(around 700 B.C.) daimon referred to a subordinate of the higher gods. The plural of daemon or daimon is daemones or daimones.
A good daimon, eudaimon, could contrast with a bad daimon, kakadaimon. There was also an agathos daimon, where agathos means good or noble.
To the neoplatonist philosopher Plotinus, eudaimonia meant the well-being of the soul. Hesiod, in his account of the Five Ages of Man, says that when denizens of the Golden Age died, they became daimones.
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