|Powers and Abilities||Savage, animalistic beings that can travel through shadows and rip human beings apart.|
|Vulnerabilities||Cannot manifest without shadows.|
|Appearance||Invisible but for their shadows; seem to be humanoid.|
In the Zoroastrian religion, a daeva is a demonic and destructive being. Daevas are combated by the ahuras who help to uphold the moral law.
Like Hellhounds, Daevas are beings used by demons as invisible killers. While they are invisible, Daevas do have humanoid shadows. Dean says that Daeva "translates to 'demon of darkness.'Due to being animalistic, savage creatures even demons require special rituals to control Daevas, and they will turn on the demon, if they regain control.
Powers and Abilities
- They are naturally invisible, and when they need to manifest, their shadows can only be seen.
- Superhuman strength
- Possess claws
- Extreme Sunlight
- Can't manifest without shadows
Dean says that Daeva "translates to 'demon of darkness.' Zoroastrian demons, and they’re savage, animalistic, you know, nasty attitudes—kind of like, uh, demonic pit bulls."
Meg has some control over the daevas, but when her black altar is destroyed, the daevas turn on her and pull her through a window. She falls from the building.
They are invisible to the human eye except for their shadows. When they attack the Winchesters, Sam calls them "Shadow Demons" and repels them using a flare gun - making it impossible for shadows to exist in the room with that much light.