But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being.
The waters cover the earth, and all maleficent beings are drowned.
Necromantic magic is divided into Goëtic, maleficent, and theurgic.
That aspect of the sky which they now regard as disagreeable they then beheld as maleficent.
So the Deity may be beneficent or maleficent, he cannot be moral or immoral.