Maw demons, also known as abyssal maws,[2] were lesser demons constantly hungry for carnage and mortal flesh, and usually summoned by gnoll war bands to partake on the destruction they brought. Anything they devoured was eventually transported directly to Yeenoghu's mouth once they rested.[1]


A maw demon resembled an enormous toothy mouth surrounded by small brown appendages.[2]


The rending teeth of maw demons could do devastating damage to their victims if they fell under the demons' relentless attacks.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 137. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (TSR, Inc), pp. 56–57. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.