First of all, it is very important to understand what an Incubus demon is, and to know a little about its history. The Incubus is an ancient demon that dates back to Mesopotamia, 2400 years before Christ. The objective of this demon is to sexually possess women while they sleep, and subsequently to beget children. In most stories of mythology, the Incubus seduce women in their dreams and present themselves as friendly and seductive creatures. However, in many stories, the Incubus is even capable of raping women just to satisfy their sexual needs.
The female counterpart of these demons is known as Succubus, and she has the same purpose of satisfying their sexual needs as her male counterpart. This kind of demons has had relevance in different societies throughout history. In fact, in each culture, this demon has acquired different names throughout time.
For example, in Germany and England, it is known as Nixe, a demon that can change its form from a man to a snake and that seduces women near rivers, lakes, or ponds. In another example, in Venezuela, he is known as Sereton, a demon that is capable of becoming an animal to move from place to place and whose only purpose is to mistreat and rape women, through the use of black magic.
The name Incubus comes from the Latin "incubare", whose translation means "to be on top", thus clarifying that the objective of this kind of demons is to seduce and sexually possess women to then beget a child and obtain offspring. Likewise, in most stories of mythology, the Incubus is at first seen as creatures of great beauty and great physical attraction, sensual and with powerful capacity of seduction, but in other stories, they are seen as horrendous beings of short stature, with tails and fangs. Regardless of their shape, they have a unique purpose in seducing and manipulating women to possess them sexually.
As mentioned above, the origin of these demons dates back to centuries before Christ, however, it is during the Middle Ages that they acquire immense popularity and relevance. During this time, many women excused themselves from having lost their virginity because of the presence of an Incubus. None of these cases could be confirmed with real evidence, however, as a consequence of these stories, this kind of demons acquire such a dimension, that makes them extremely popular and transcendental in any kind of culture.
It is also very important to mention that for many beliefs and cultures, the Incubus and the Succubus is the same demon, which can change its gender and change from a man to a woman whenever it wishes. One of the most important facts about this demon is that it does not cause the death of its victim instantly. As the victim has sexual relations with this demon, he loses more and more strength and vitality. This happens in this way because the Incubus can only survive and subsist through the vital force of its victim. When the sexual encounter is repeated in a prolonged manner, it can cause death.
Throughout history, and in most mythological accounts, the only way to identify an Incubus is through its sexual organ, that is, its penis. According to history, the Incubus' penis is described by women as a long and extremely cold member. The children engendered by the union of a woman with this demon are often described as deformed beings or with a high possibility of being induced and manipulated by evil. They may even be born with supernatural powers or abilities. One of the most representative stories is the birth of the famous wizard Merlin, which is the product of the sexual union of an Incubus and a woman.
These demons usually make their appearances during the night, while their victims sleep peacefully. They usually appear in the form of dreams or nightmares to perform their acts of seduction. However, according to their victims, even though the dream or nightmare ends, these demonic entities continue to be in the presence of the victim to finally possess them sexually. Likewise, these demons also can manipulate their victims to perform any kind of sexual activity.
Another way to identify the presence of an Incubus is to recognize the changes of mood and emotions that often manifest in the victim in the presence of the demon. In other words, Incubi stimulate their victims physically and emotionally before they possess them sexually. These stimulations are not usually pleasant at all, as they are often done through violent acts such as beating or choking attacks. Many of these sexual attacks can occur anywhere and at any time of the day. Victims begin to feel strong emotions that cause powerful sexual impulses which they can lose control with.
That way, victims can know they're being attacked by an Incubus. These sexual stimulations are very powerful and appear suddenly, difficult to control, and without the help of external stimuli. But, although all these stories may seem incredible and hard to believe, they have a scientific background.
In fact, in some branches of science, such as medicine or psychology, they attribute and relate this kind of experience to sleep paralysis. This relationship is since sleep paralysis shares certain similarities with the experiences obtained by the Incubi. In dream paralysis, affected people consciously wake up from a deep sleep but are unable to move, speak, or gesture.
This usually lasts for a couple of minutes, but the feeling of anguish and fear is very strong. Besides, it is common for sleep paralysis to be accompanied by powerful hallucinations that not only worsen people's terror and fear but also generate a frequent feeling of evil and demonic presences that make the terror and fear worse.
Science has an explanation about these stories that many people do not know how to explain. For the scientific community, the existence of the Incubus is due to strong and terrible hallucinations that are caused by the release of hormones during sleep, and which gives rise to horrendous and terrifying creatures like demons.