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Week 3 Photos: When Hell Freezes Over
Week 3 Photos: When Hell Freezes Over
McKenzie brings the contestants to the middle of the desert to deliver their latest Spotlight Challenge - to create a demon. The teams pick names of demons from various cultures, do some sketching in the scorching heat, and then head back to the lab to get to monster-making. Later McKenzie delivers a twist: All of the demons must dwell in an ice realm.
Anthony & Alam’s demon, Demus.
Demus (or Durga) is a popular fierce form of the Hindu Goddess or Devi. She is depicted with multiple (variously, up to eighteen) arms, carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion or tiger. She is often pictured as battling or slaying demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon.
WINNER: Anthony won the spotlight challenge
Autumn & Alex’s demon, Pazuzu.
In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu (sometimes Fazuzu or Pazuza) was the king of the demons of the wind, and son of the god Hanbi. He also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought. Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of diverse animal and human parts. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, eagle-like taloned feet, two pairs of wings, and a scorpion's tail. He is often depicted with his right hand pointing upward and left hand pointing down.
Eric F. & Wayne’s demon, Chort.
Chort is considered to be a demon of total evil, with horns, hoofs, skinny tail, and a pig-face in Slavic mythology (demonology). He is the son of the Slavic god Chernobog and the goddess Mara. In Ukraine, he is also known as haspyda, didko, irod, and kutsyi. In folklore, his physical appearance is same as that of Greek god Pan. In folk Christianity, he is considered a minion of Satan.
Eric Z. & Kris’s demon, Abraxas.
Abraxas was a name used by the Gnostics to express the unspeakable name of the Supreme Being and to symbolize its solar power. It is said to be compounded from two ancient worlds: 'abir' meaning 'bull,' and 'axis' meaning 'pole.' They represent him as a fat-bellied character with the head of a king, a dragon's tail, and serpents instead of legs. He also carries a whip in his hand. He is often featured with the head of a cock. The name Abraxas seems also to have been the origin of the word 'abracadabra,' a magic spell said to be of very great power.
House & Meagan’s demon, Azi Dahaka.
A storm demon from Iranian mythology. He steals cattle and brings harm to humans. It is a snake-like monster with three heads and six eyes who also personifies the Babylonian oppression of Iran. The monster will be captured by the warrior god Thraetaona and placed on the mountain top Dermawend. In a final revival of evil, it will escape its prison, but at the end of time (fraso-kereti) it will die in the river of fire Ayohsust.
Jenna & Katie’s demon, Eurynome.
Eurynome was a titan of ancient Greek religion worshipped at a sanctuary near the confluence of rivers called the Neda and the Lymax in classical Peloponnesus. She was represented by a statue of what we would call a mermaid, a wooden statue bound in golden chains depicting a woman's upper body and the lower body of a fish. Tradition, as reported by the Greek traveller, Pausanias, identified her with the Oceanid, or “daughter of Ocean”, of Greek poetry. She and Ophion ruled over Olympus until they were dethroned by Saturn (Cronos) and Rhea (Ops).
LOSER: Katie eliminated
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