The Demiurge is a being from Gnosticism - often seen as the Creator of the physical world but still inferior to the "true" God: although originally seen as a benevolent or neutral force several off-shots of Gnosticism grew in time that saw the Demiurge as ignorant, deluded and even malevolent in nature: becoming a creature obsessed purely with the physical at the expense of the spiritual as well as the source of all evil as we currently know it.

The concept of a malevolent Demiurge has continually met with controversy as it is an example of the concept known as "God As The Devil" - though as stated before the Demiurge is not truly God, merely a secondary creator-entity.