Aeshma Deva was a female Cenobite that served her dark master Leviathan in Hell's Army alongside here sister, fellow Cenobite Yama Vidatu. Both sisters would later join the Gash of Alastor as rogue Cenobites who were intent on waging war and wiping out the existence of the Nightbreed once and for all. Unfortunately, in the end, they failed and while attempting to flee persecution, Aeshma was stabbed in the back and was killed.
Background[edit | edit source]
Little is known of Aeshma Deva's background or when she first came to Hell and was transformed into a Cenobite. It is known that both her and her sister Yama Vidatu joined the Gash of Alastor and become a rogue Cenobium. They were intent on wiping out the ancient species known as the Nightbreed who favoured chaos over order, and opposed their dark master Leviathan. But their dark god had forbidden his servants from slaughtering the upstart Nightbreed, as killing them would only illicite chaos and disorder, which the Cenobites opposed in all its forms.
Going against Leviathan's command, Alastor decided to wage jihad against the Nightbreed. Aeshma and her sister Yama both joined Alastor's Gash, alongside Charun and Gehenna to fight the Nightbreed. Taking notice of Alastor's behavior, Leviathan sent the Hell Priest Pinhead and Chatterer to stop them from causing too much damage. Both Cenobites fought Alastor's gash and managed to apprehend their leader as well fellow rogue Cenobite Chalkis. Without their leaders to guide them, the other rogue Cenobites attempted to flee persecution. Charun was dragged back to Hell, via magically manifested chains and killed, while Aeshma Deva was stabbed in the back and killed. Her older sister Yama greatly mourned her sister's passing.
Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]
Aeshma Deva was rather short, appearing physically no bigger than a dwarf. She also had long slits on either side of her mouth, much like the Cenobite Abigor. Aeshma also had very short and fine golden hair that covered her entire body, though it was sometimes difficult to see. Like many female Cenobites, she wore a revealing leather outfit.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
In Zoroastrianism, Aeshma is the Younger Avestan name of demon of "wrath". As a hypostatic entity, Aeshma is variously interpreted as "wrath," "rage," and "fury." His standard epithet is "of the bloody mace."
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Hellraiser Nightbreed: Jihad #1-2 (Comics)