A horde of wild demons ravaged the city, including to opulent mansion where Fiorentina was held prisoner. They broke the bars of her cage in an instant, granting her release at last. However, she was still gripped by fear, for freedom meant needing to survive on her own. Her mind briefly lingered back to the cage and its security, but she soon pushed such thoughts out her head. Fiorentina knew it was worth braving the anxiety brought about by liberation to experience happiness.
Fiorentina is a feminine name of Latin origin; the meaning is "blossoming, flourishing, flowering, in bloom". It is derived from the word florens. A variant of Florence (Latin) both masculine and feminine name; Florens is feminine in Polish but masculine in German languages.
A demon, daemon or fiend, is a supernatural, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore. In demonology, a demon is considered an unclean spirit, a fallen angel, or a spirit of unknown type which may cause demonic possession, calling for an exorcism. In Western occultism and Renaissance magic, a demon is a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled.
The original Greek word daimon does not carry the negative connotation, it denotes a spirit or divine power, much like the Latin genius or numen. Daimōn most likely came from the Greek verb daiesthai (to divide, distribute).
Volition means an act of making a choice or decision; also: a choice or decision made and/or the power of choosing or determining will.
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