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Benjees, The


This is a group of people in the East Indies who are given over to worshiping the devil, and whose temples and pagodas are filled with horrible statues of him. The king of Calicut had a temple entirely filled with awful figures of the devil, and which was lighted with the gleam of many lamps. In the center was a copper throne, on which was seated a devil, made of the same metal, with a large tiara on his head, three huge horns and four others that came out of his forehead. On his tongue and in his hand were two figures--souls, which the Indians say, he is preparing to devour. A.G.H.



Source: 81, 67.