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I’m surprised that The Smithsonian left out a reference to the definition of the original meaning of daemon as “inspiring spirit”.
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Oxford Dictionary of English

daemon1 /ˈdiːmən / (also daimon)
▸ noun 1 (in ancient Greek belief) a divinity or supernatural being of a nature between gods and humans.
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▪ an inner or attendant spirit or inspiring force: Socrates claimed to have lived his life according to the dictates of his daimon.

2 archaic spelling of demon1

– DERIVATIVES daemonic /dɪˈmɒnɪk / (also daimonic) adjective.
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– ORIGIN mid 16th century: common spelling of demon1 until the 19th century.
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It is not obvious that there are positive expressions by these spirits not only according to Socrates but also the Catholic Church. The Oracle of Delphi was an ancient resource to the ancient world which lasted over a thousand years. There is a book called Delphi which I recommend.
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5 Sibyls, sacred women who spoke as Oracles of Apollo, are recognized by the Catholic Church as they predicted Christ’s birth. The timeline is amazing in any perspective. These 5 are honored & prominently depicted in the Sistine Chapel.
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An interesting quote:

Be a free thinker and don’t accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in. • Aristotle (born 384 BCE, — died 322 BCE)
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The reference discussing the 5 Sibyls:

http://www.moodbook.com/hi...
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A reference book on Delphi is available in Apple Books, Kindle and other online book vendors.

https://books.apple.com/us...
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