Hell and Demon(s)

A quick blast (as I try to lift the fog to get some real writing done) about our main married (and harried) couple in Othello:

Othello as a name contains the word “hell;” Desdemona, the word “demon.”

Obvious. But maybe just happenstance. I don’t see in the OED a use of “demon” with that spelling (usually it’s “daemon”) contemporary to Shakespeare (long before, sure; long after [like today] of course).

Or maybe there’s something there.

Or maybe this grief-fog of mine needs to lift and leave me.

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