Though it is thought that the term “imp” has only been around since the 16th century, the idea of small demon-like creatures have haunted the minds of mortals for thousands of years. They are the reason the crops fail. They are the cause of plagues and high mortality rates. And they are bringers of bad omens. But are they all bad or have they all been lumped into a single collective group?
This section of the library is dedicated to all things about Imps.
A look at the history of imps and their basis as familiars with witches.
The Lincoln Imp
The story behind the stone effigy of an imp on Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England.
The Devil and His Imps-An Etymological Inquisition
A piece, written in 1895, about the term “imp” and their relation to other mischievous beings.