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Traditional Mas Characters - Devils and Demons

Dragon/Devil Mas

The devil (from Greek Diabolos, "slanderer," or "accuser") as the great power of evil has been much depicted in religious and secular literature and art as the spirit or power of evil. Though sometimes used for minor demonic spirits, the word devil generally refers to the prince of evil spirits and as such takes various forms in the religions of the world.

In traditional Trinidad Carnival, the Devil Dragon Mas may be divided into three main groups of characters: Imps, Beasts, and Rulers or Gownmen.