In the early days each nation had its own natural gods; hence racial rivalry and hatred. Greeks and Romans may have worshipped their divinities, fondly believing them to be good. But the Christian Scriptures declare that all the gods of the Gentiles are demons. Magical practices and occultism, forms of devil worship appear in the heresy history of medieval Europe.
APA citation: Kent, W. (1908). Devil Worship. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
Ecclesiastical approbation: Nihil Obstat. Remy Lafort, Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.