Journal Article

The <i>Daimones</i> of C. S. Lewis

David H. Sick

in Literature and Theology

Volume 22, issue 2, pages 151-161
Published in print June 2008 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online December 2007 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI:
The Daimones of C. S. Lewis

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The eldila of C. S. Lewis's science fiction trilogy hold a unique position in the author's cosmology. Lewis derived these spirits, angels or daimones chiefly from Apuleius’ De Deo Socratis, although the authorial voice cites medieval sources. He, moreover, acknowledged their existence in the material universe. His willingness to accept a pagan divinity results from his understanding of Graeco-Roman myth as a distorted revelation of truth and his own spiritual and intellectual relationship with Apuleius over many years.

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Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

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