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(Greek daimon and daimonion, Lat. daemonium).

The word demon is apparently derived from daio "to divide" or "apportion", originally meant a divine being; it was occasionally applied to the higher gods and goddesses, but was more generally used to denote spiritual beings of a lower order coming between gods and men. It is now practically restricted to the evil spirits. A similar change and deterioration of meaning has taken place in the Iranian languages in the case of the word daeva. Etymologically this is identical with the Sanskrit deva, by which it is rendered in Neriosengh's version of the Avesta. For the original meaning of the word is "shining one", and it comes from a primitive Aryan root div, which is likewise the source of the Greek Zeus and the Latin deus. But whereas the devas of Indian theology are good and beneficent gods, the daevas of the Avesta are hateful spirits of evil.

Demon is often confused with devil as both qualify the evil spirits or fallen angels. The precise distinction between the two terms in ecclesiastical usage may be found in the decree of the Fourth Lateran Council:

"Diabolus enim et alii daemones" (The devil and the other demons), means that the chief of the demons is called the devil, also found in Matthew 25:41, "the Devil and his angels". This distinction is observed in the Vulgate New Testament, where diabolus represents the Greek diabolos and in almost every instance refers to Satan himself, while his subordinate angels are described, in accordance with the Greek, as daemones or daemonia.  It does not  indicate a difference of nature; for Satan is clearly included among the daemones in James 2:19 and in Luke 11:15-18.




“Devil” comes from diabolus (diabolos -- diaballein), the Greek word diabollos which means a slanderer, or accuser, and directly refers to the rebellion of the fallen angel and God’s judgment. "The accuser [ho kategoros] of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night" (Apocalypse 12:10). It thus answers to the Hebrew name Satan which signifies an adversary, or an accuser.




Satan = The accuser
The Devil = The slanderer
Belial = The wicked one
Beelzebub = Lord of flies
Apollyon & Abaddon = Destroyer
Lucifer = Son of the Morning, Angel of light
The Prince of demons
The Prince of Darkness
The Prince of this world or Age
His Satanic Majesty
The Prince of Hell
The Prince of Pandemonium
The (Arch-) Fiend
The Great Dragon
That Ancient Serpent
Roaring lion
The Adversary
The Father of Lies
The Angel of the Abyss
The Oppressor of the Saints
The Sower of Discord
The Enemy of all Good
The Prince of the Power of the Air
A Liar and Deceiver
An Imitator
The Proud One 
The Tempter
The Evil One


Demonic Encyclo:



Aka : Arcade

 Shape :   Angel                

 Rank : Seraphin                  

 Origin : Hebraïc                

 Myths :   Abdiel was the most vindicative angel against the Rebels headed by Satan              

Magic :  appears on several pentacles of the Key of Salomon and the Legemeton               

Source :  Book of Raziel (XIII), Milton’s Paradise, Key of Salomon, Legemeton              


Element/sin : insects

Name : The Destroyer / Appolyon

Shape : King of the cricket-demons

Rank : Head of the Sixth House of Hell,  Demonic Ruler of the Abyss

Origin : Apocalypse, St Thomas. Abaddon is specifically mentioned five times in the Old Testament

Myths :He is one of the kings that has ruled over the nations of the earth. The scriptures indicate that he ruled over both Egypt and Sodom at some point in history, and will endeavour to rule over Jerusalem in the final days. Jerusalem will figuratively be called Sodom and Egypt at that time. At the end of times he is given the key to the abyss and releases these demon hordes on the people of the earth



Aka : Abigar

Shape : pleasant man or woman                   

Rank : Grand Duke of Hell, commands sixty legions 

Magic : Fortell future and give military advice 

Source :Johann Wier’s Pseudomanarchia Daemonum



Element/sin : Sun

Shape : a fat-bellied character with the head of a king, a dragon's tail, and serpents instead of legs. He also carries a whip in his hand. He is often featured with the head of a cock. 

Rank : the ruler of all the 365 heavens (Basilides of Egypt) 

Origin : Gnostic. Express the unspeakable name of the Supreme Being and to symbolize its solar power. 

Magic : The seven letters of his name signify the seven creative powers, or the seven planetary angels, recognized by the ancients. In numerology, the value of the letters in Abraxas adds up to three hundred and sixty-five, the number of days (365) and powers of the year, and the three hundred and sixty-five spirits occupying the heavens. The name Abraxas seems also to have been the origin of the word 'abracadabra,' a magic spell said to be of very great power. 

Quote :

    From Tertullian :

    'Afterwards broke out the heretic Basilides. He affirms that there is a supreme Deity, by name Abraxas, by whom was created Mind, which in Greek he calls Nous; that thence sprang the Word; that of Him issued Providence, Virtue, and Wisdom; that out of these subsequently were made Principalities, powers, and Angels; that there ensued infinite issues and processions of angels; that by these angels 365 heavens were formed, and the world, in honour of Abraxas, whose name, if computed, has in itself this number. Now, among the last of the angels, those who made this world, he places the God of the Jews latest, that is, the God of the Law and of the Prophets, whom he denies to be a God, but affirms to be an angel. To him, he says, was allotted the seed of Abraham, and accordingly he it was who transferred the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt into the land of Canaan; affirming him to be turbulent above the other angels, and accordingly given to the frequent arousing of seditions and wars, yes, and the shedding of human blood. Christ, moreover, he affirms to have been sent, not by this maker of the world, but by the above-named Abraxas; and to have come in a phantasm, and been destitute of the substance of flesh: that it was not He who suffered among the Jews, but that Simon was crucified in His stead: whence, again, there must be no believing on him who was crucified, lest one confess to having believed on Simon. Martyrdoms, he says, are not to be endured. The resurrection of the flesh he strenuously impugns, affirming that salvation has not been promised to bodies.'


Element/sin : Sun 

Shape : a mule, a peacock. 

Rank : Grand Chancellor of the infernal empire, President of  Devils' general council - The eighth of the ten evil Sephiroth. 

Origin : a Samarian deity, a sun god worshipped by the Sepharvites 

Source : Jean Wier Pseudomonarchia Daemonum; MacGregor Mather, Kabbalah Denudata 

Quote :

     'the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire as sacrifices to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.' - 2 Kings 17:31



Element/sin : Anger 

Shape : Demonic 

Rank : One of the three angels of Hell with Mashith and Ema 

Origin : Hebraïc 

Myths : he ate Moses who did not observe the ritual of circumsition 

Source : Sèpher ha-Zohar


Shape : a mature man with a handlebar moustache. 

Rank : General of Hell 

Source : Le Dragon Rouge (Red Dragon)



Element/sin :The order of Vertues, Earth,demon of courage.

Shape : old wise man, riding upon a crocodile, and carrying a hawk on his fist. The hawk, or goshawk, is not easy to distinguish on the demon's right fist, but if you look carefully you will make it out.  

Rank : First Duke of Hell under the power of the East. Command 31 legions 

Magic : stop any motion and bring back fugitives, stir earthquakes              

Source :   Legemeton, Johann Wier’s Pseudomanarchia Daemonum's, Pizzari        



Origin : Hebraïc              

Myths : name written on a talisman that belonged to Catherine de Medicis, Queen of France               

Magic : protect from deads                

Association : Haniel, Elubeb, Asmodaï              

Source :  The Lesser Key of Salomon




Shape : a Soldier (or Warrior) riding upon a Great Horse. His Face is like that of a Lion, very Red, and having Flaming Eyes. 

Rank : Duke of Hell, commands36 Legions of Spirits 

Origin :  One of the 72 spirits of Solomon.                

Magic :teach the Art of Astronomy, and all the Liberal Sciences. 

Source : Goetia            



Aka: Arimanius or Angra Mainya 

Shape : carry the Druj (trap)                    

Rank : Supreme God of Evil                  

Origin : Zoroastrianism 

Myths :  Ahriman is thought to be the first personification of "the Devil", struggling against Ohrmazd  (Good)              

Magic : nine hundred and ninety-nine diseases to plague the earth               

 Association : The 7 archdemons (daevas) are known as Aka Manah, Indra, Sauru, Taurvi, Zairitsha, Naonhaithya, Aeshma.  

Source :  Farvardin Yasht    (Yasht xiii.142; Vendidad xix.5).   

Quote :    

    'Arimanius frown'd,
    The author foul of evil, how with shades
    From his dire mansion, he deform'd the works
    Of Oromazes; turn'd to noxious heat
    The solar beam, that foodful Earth might parch,
    That streams exhaling might forsake their beds,
    Whence pestilence and famine...
    If the hand of Oromazes, on precarious life
    Shed wealth and pleasure, swift the infernal God
    With wild excess, or avarice, blasts the joy.
    But yet at last, shall Arimanius fall
    Before his might, and evil be no more.'

    "With the disappearance of evil from the universe, good will prevail everywhere and for all time; and the accursed name of Angra Mainya will be forgotten. Ahura Mazda will be for ever, even as he has been from all eternity" (Yasht xix.11,12).




Element/sin :  female demon known as the Eater of the Dead and the Dweller in Amenta, the place where the sun sets.                 

Shape :  a monster with the hindquarters of a hippopotamus, forequarters of a lion, and head of a crocodile 

Myths :   Ammit waits in the Hall of Justice while the heart of the newly dead is weighed on the Great Balance against the feather of Maat. Thoth records the result. If the heart and the feather weigh exactly the same, and the beam of the Balance is horizontal, the soul is given "an abiding habitation in the Field of Offerings, as unto the Followers of Horus." If the heart proves to be "light in the scales," the soul of the become prey for Ammit. Any soul whose heart is devoured by this monster vanishs into oblivion.  

Source : The Book of the Dead



Aka : Ammon, Amaimon, Amoymon, Amaymon, Aamon. 

Element/sin : Sun; controls reproduction and life 

Shape : a fire-breathing wolf with a snake tail / a man with a raven's head and doglike teeth 

Rank : Marquee, rule 40 legions of devils 

Titles : Monarque et empereur du Septentrion        

Origin : Suprem God of Egypt            

Magic : he is the strongest prince of all other, and understand of all things past and to come, he procure favor, and reconcile both friends and foes.

Source :   Goetia



Aka : the second Beast in Revelation 13:11-8 ; Al-Daja in the Koran 

  1. A personage or power expected to corrupt the world but be conquered by Christ's Second Coming.
  2. Any opponent of or disbeliever in Christ.
  3. A false Christ.

Element/sin :   666 is his number. The symbolism of the Antichrist as the personification of evil is probably best described as the Vampire. While Christ gives his blood for all, the Vampire sucks the blood of humanity. 

Shape :has the two horns of a lamb and speaks with the voice of a dragon. 

Origin :said to be born from a sexual union between a virgin girl and a demon; a jew from the tribe of Dan.  

Myths :comes at the Apocalypse to corrupt mankind              

Magic :able to use the power of the first Beast to draw fire down from the heaven and to perform wonders; inscribe a mysterious mark on every person's right hand or forehead. This mark is usually understood to be the number 666. 

Association :  Gog and Magog; Néron;Merlin; Aleister Crowley; and many Popes 

Source :   Genesis 49:17;  Apocalypse 13:1-18; First and Second Epistles of John; Matthew 24:24; St. Jerome; St. Ireneus; St. Ambrose and St. Augustine; Nietzche


Quote :

    "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God; and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already it is in the world." (I John 4:3):

    "Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels so that his rider shall fall backward" (Genesis 49:17).



Element/sin :  Venus             

Rank : One of the seven Prince of the Waters (Heywood); a fallen angel (Milton) 

Origin : Hebraïc, Gnostism                 

Magic : help find hidden treasures ; fortell the future and evoke the past 

Association : Shelley; D’Annunzio   

Source : The Lesser Key of Salomon, Pistis Sophia, Milton’s Paradise



Aka : Asmodaï, Chammadaï, Sydonaï; creature of judgement 

Element/sin : spirit of lustand unfaithfulness   

Shape : a fire-breathing creature with three heads (the first one resembling that of a bull, the second that of a man, and the third that of a ram.), feet like a goose and a serpent tail. He rides a dragon and hold in his hand a Lance with a Banner. 

Rank : one of the seven archdemons of Persian mythology; rules 72 Legions of Amaymon’ army 

Origin : Persian (Aeshma, evil genie in the Avesta); also a fallen angel 

Myths :  appears in the apocryphal Book of Tobit as the demon-lover of Sara, who strangled each of her seven husbands. With the head of a charm given by God, Tobias eventually chased him away before Raphaël locked him in Egypt.He also helped build Salomon’s Temple and even took the throne  of the King.  

Magic : Asmodeus bequeaths his followers with rings engraved with planetary symbols. He teaches men the art of becoming invisible, as well as instructing them in geometry, arithmetic, astrlogy, and the mechanical sciences. He has vast knowledge concerning buried treasures, and can be forced to reveal their site with the help of appropriate spells and incantations. He, amongst the Legions, possessed Jeanne des Anges, the leading nun at Loudun. 

Association :  Amaymon; Aeshma; Tubal-Cain and Naamah 

Source :  Goetia; Tobit3:8; Testament of Solomon; Legemeton

Quote :

    "The demon, repelled by the odor of the fish, fled into Upper Egypt; Raphael pursued him there and bound him hand and foot." - Tobit 8:3

    'Better pleased
    Than Asmodeus with the fishy fume
    That drove him, though enamoured, from the spouse
    Of Tobit's son, and with a vengeance sent
    From Media post to Egypt, there fast bound."
    Milton: Paradise Lost , iv. 167--71.

     'Asmodeus burns with the desire to tempt men with his swine in luxuriousness and is the prince of wantons.'



Aka : Ashtaroth, Astaroth 

Element/sin : Goddess of lust, seduction; Demon of vanity and sloth; Sun/Moon 

Shape : ugly angel, riding on a dragon and holding a viper in his left hand 

Rank : Prince of Thrones; Lord Treasurer of Hell; Prince of accusers and inquisitors; Head of the 8th Order of Hell who commands forty legions 

Origin : a Canaanite fertility goddess named Astarté or Ishtar 

Magic : one of the 72 spirits of Solomon. He resides in the Occident (America), and has to be invoked on Wednesdays between the tenth and the eleventh hours of the night. He answers questions concerning the past and the future, procures the friendship of the great lords, and teach the liberal arts and most sciences. One can protect from the infernal stench emanating from him by holding a magic ring.

Association : 

Source :  The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King; Grimoire of The Pope Honorius; Agrippa; Johann Wier’s Pseudomanarchia Daemonum; Barrett

Quote :

"He is a Mighty, Strong Duke, and appeareth in the Form of an hurtful Angel riding on an Infernal Beast like a Dragon, and carrying in his right hand a Viper. Thou must in no wise let him approach too near unto thee, lest he do thee damage by his Noisome Breath. Wherefore the Magician must hold the Magical Ring near his face, and that will defend him. He giveth true answers of things Past, Present, and to Come, and can discover all Secrets. He will declare wittingly how the Spirits fell, if desired, and the reason of his own fall. He can make men wonderfully knowing in all Liberal Sciences. He ruleth 40 Legions of Spirits."




Aka : Azazil, Azaël, Azazello 

Shape : He has 7 snake heads, 14 faces and 12 wings 

Rank : the chief of the Se'irim, or goat-demons;  the standard-bearer for the infernal host; the leader of the fallen seraphim angel in Enoch 

Origin : Canaanite god, 'Asiz 

Myths :   On the Jewish Day of Atonement, the priest 'place lots upon the two goats, one marked for the Lord and the other marked for Azazel'.The goat designated by lot for the Lord is to be used as a sin offering, while the goat designated for Azazel "shall be left standing alive before the Lord, to make expiation with it and to send it off to the wilderness for Azazel." Because of this ritual, Azazel is known as the "scapegoat." 

Magic : When he came on Earth as a Watcher, Azazel taught the art of warfare, and the making of swords and shields. He also taught his wives how to use cosmetics, 'the art of deception by ornamenting their bodies,' and revealed the secrets of witchcraft. He was defeated by Raphaël and burried until the Judgment Day. 

Association :  Metatron

Source : Leviticus 17:7 and 16:8; Apocalypse of Abraham, Chronicles 11:15; Isaiah 34:14; The Zohar Book of Enoch;  Milton'sParadise Lost; Boulgakov

    “And Azazel taught the people (the art of) making swords and knives, and shields, and breastplates; and he showed to their chosen ones bracelets, decorations, (shadowing of the eye) with antimony, ornamentation, the beautifying of the eyelids, all kinds of precious stones, and all coloring tinctures and alchemy." - 1 Enoch 8:1

    "And the unclean bird spoke to me and said, 'What are you doing, Abraham, on the holy heights, where no one eats of drinks, nor is there upon them food for men. But these all will be consumed by fire and ascend to the height, they will destroy you.' And it came to pass when I saw the bird speaking I said this to the angel: 'What is this, my lord?' And he said, 'This is disgrace, this is Azazel!' And he said to him, 'Shame on you Azazel! For Abraham's portion is in heaven, and yours is on earth, for you have selected here, (and) become enamored of the dwelling place of your blemish. Therefore the Eternal Ruler, the Mighty One, has given you a dwelling on earth. Through you the all-evil spirit (is) a liar, and through you (are) wrath and trials on the generations of men who live impiously." - Apocalypse of Abraham 13:4-9



Aka : Bael, the Lord 

Shape : appears sometimes like a cat, a toad, or a man, and sometimes as a three headed beast with spider legs 

Rank : the first monarch of hell commanding general of infernal armies; King ruling in the East; rules over 66 Legions 

Origin : Caanan but was worshipped by multitudes of different peoples, including the Semites and Israelites. Originally a good God but later evolved into a terrible deity to whom were sacrified children into flames. He has degenerated into merging with other gods (Moloch, ..).

Magic : One of the 72 spirits of Salomon. Bring invisibility and cunning 

Association :  massebah 

Source :  Jean Wier’s Pseudomonarchia Daemonumius, The Grimoire of Pope Honorius, Goetia

 See: Salaambo (the end of Carthagene)



Aka : Balan, Balaam, and Balemm 

Element/sin : avarice and greed    

Shape : a naked monster riding on a bear. He wears a royal crown, surmounting two long and upward horns, and a pair of extremely hairy ears stick out at right angles from his skull. The sharp, goat-like facial features are enhanced by a long, scraggly beard. His limbs terminate in unnaturally long fingers and toes, capped by sharp-pointed nails that look as deadly as the claws of the goshawk perching s right wrist.  

Sometimes he has three heads (similar to Asmodeus) : the middle one is that of a man, while the others are those of animals, usually a bull and a ram. Furthermore, Balam is equipped with a serpent's tail and eyes so fierce that they spit forth fire and flames. 

Rank : a great and terrible king in hell, commanding forty legions of infernal soldiers. A former angel of the Order of Dominations 

Magic : One of the 72 spirits of Salomon. He answers questions concerning past, present and future events, and he is willing to reveal the secret of invisibility. He is an excellent teacher of the subtle art of cunning, and he imparts wit and finesse to whoever queries him on these matter. 

Association :  Baalzbub; Beelphegor; Belial; Berith and Byleth 

Source : Goetia, Lemegeton, Le veritable dragon rouge



Aka : Goat of Mendes 

Shape : Often represented with the head of a goat and the body of a man but with wings and cloven feet (Eliphas Levi). A black cat. Also carry the heads of a cockerel. 

Origin : Bapho-Mitras-son of Mithras or forged from Mahomet. The Knight Templars  were accused of practicing their initiations and rituals in front of a large idol of the demon Baphomet.  

Association :  Aleister Crowley, Eliphas Levi

Quote : 

    We recur once more to that terrible number fifteen, symbolized in the Tarot by a monster throned upon an altar, mitered and horned, having a woman's breasts and the generative organs of a man -- a chimera, a malformed sphinx, a systhesis of deformities. Below this figure we read a frank and simple inscription -- the Devil. Yes, we confront here that phantom of all terrors, the dragon of all theogonies, the Ahriman of the Persians, the Typhon of the Egyptians, the Python of the Greeks, the old serpent of the Hebrews, the fantastic monster, the nightmare, the Croquemitaine, the gargoyle, the great beast of the Middle Ages, and -- worse than all of these -- the Baphomet of the Templars, the bearded idol of the alchemist, the obscene deity of Mendes, the goat of the Sabbath." Eliphas Levi



Aka : Beelzebul - “lord of the dung,” Beelzebub - “lord of the flies.” Beelzeboul- “ lord of the dwelling.” , Baalzebub 

Element/sin : diseases 

Shape :  Usually appears in the form of a fly, a gargantuan cow, or a male goat with a long tail. He had a tendency to vomit flames when angered.

He has cavernous nostrils and two big horns sprout from his head with ducks' feet, a lion's tail and is covered from head to foot with thick black hair while large bat wings adorn his back. 

Rank : Prince of Demons, lives in Africa. The leader of the Golden Dawn, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, put Beelzebub in the second demonic order in the sphere of Chokmah, below Satan and Moloch but above Lucifer 

Origin : He was an idol of the Canaanites, and his best known shrine was in the Philistine city of Ekron. When King Ahaziah of Israel consulted his oracle in Ekron, he brought upon himself the wrath of the prophet Elijah.  

Magic : At witches' sabbaths Beelzebub was lord and master over all the rites, and it was in his name that Jesus was denied. Eucharist was given with the seal of Beelzebub imprinted upon the pieces of bread instead of the symbol of Christ. Said to have possessed the nun, Sister Madeleine de Demandoix, of the Ursuline Convent near Aix-en-Provence. 

Association :  often confused with Satan, Satanackia and Fleruty are his inferior demons 

Source : Matthew XII 24-29, Luke XI 15-22, Gospel of Nicodemus, Kabbale, Milton, Testament of Salomon, Grimorium Verum, Cazotte 

Quote :

     'It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons' - Matthew 9:34

    "There are some of the school of the theologians who distribute the evil spirits into nine degrees, as contrary to the nine orders of the angels. Therefore the first of these are those which are called False Gods, who usurping the name of God, would be worshipped for gods, and require sacrifices and adorations, as that Devil, who saith to Christ, if thou wilt fall down and worshop me, I will give thee all these things, showing him all the kingdoms of the world; and the prince of these is he who said, I will ascend above the height of the clouds, and will be like to the Most High; who is therefore called Beelzebub, that is, an old god." Cornelius Agrippa

    “I conjure bind and charge thee by Lucifer
    Beelzebub, Sathanas, Jauconill, and by their power,
    And by the homage thou owest unto them
    And also I charge thee by the triple crown
    Of Cerberus' head, by Styx and Phegiton,
    By your fellow and private devil Baranter,
    That you do torment and punish this disobedient
    Demon until you make him come corporally
    To my sight and obey my will and
    Commandments in whatsoever I shall charge
    Or command thee to do. Fiat, Fiat, Fiat.
    Amen.”  Unknown

    And I summoned again to stand before me Beelzeboul, the prince of demons, and I sat him down on a raised seat of honour, and said to him: "Why art thou alone, prince of the demons?"  And he said to me: "Because I alone am left of the angels of heaven that came down.  For I was first angel in the first heaven, being entitled Beelzeboul.  And now I control all who are bound in Tartarus . . . "

    I Solomon said unto him: "Beelzeboul, what is thy employment?"  And he answered me: "I destroy kings.  I ally myself with foreign tyrants.  And my own demons I set on to men, in order that the latter may believe in them and be lost.  And the chosen servants of God, priests and faithful men, I excite unto desires for wicked sins, and evil heresies, and lawless deeds; and they obey me, and I bear them on to destruction.  And I inspire men with envy, and murder, and for wars and sodomy, and other evil things.  And I will destroy the world . . . "

    I said to him: "Tell me by what angel thou art frustrated."  And he answered: "By the holy and precious name of the Almighty God, called by the Hebrews by a row of numbers, of which the sum is 644, and among the Greeks it is Emmanuel.   And if one of the Romans adjure me by the name of the power Eleêth, I disappear at once."  Testament of Solomon 

    “the invocation to make visible the appearance of such fearful potencies as Amaymon, Egyn, and Beelzebub would probably result in the death of the exorcist on the spot; such death presenting the symptoms of one arising from Epilepsy, Apoplexy, or Strangulation.'” MacGregor Mathers

    "Beelzebub was Prince of the Seraphim, the next unto Lucifer. For all the princes, that is to say all the chief of the nine choirs of angels, are fallen; and of the choir of Seraphim there fell the three first, to wit, Lucifer, Beelzebub, and Leviathan, who did all revolt."  Sister Madeleine de Demandoix of Aix-en-Provence

    "Then Hell, receiving Satan the prince, with sore reproach said unto him: O prince of perdition and chief of destruction, Beelzebub, the scorn of the angels and spitting of the righteous why wouldest thou do this? Thou wouldest crucify the King of glory and at his decease didst promise us great spoils of his death: like a fool thou knewest not what thou didst. For behold now, this Jesus putteth to flight by the brightness of his majesty all the darkness of death, and hath broken the strong depths of the prisons, and let out the prisoners and loosed them that were bound. And all that were sighing in our torments do rejoice against us, and at their prayers our dominions are vanquished and our realms conquered, and now no nation of men feareth us any more. And beside this, the dead which were never wont to be proud triumph over us, and the captives which never could be joyful do threaten us. O prince Satan, father of all the wicked and ungodly and renegades wherefore wouldest thou do this? They that from the beginning until now have despaired of life and salvation-now is none of their wonted roarings heard, neither doth any groan from them sound in our ears, nor is there any sign of tears upon the face of any of them. O prince Satan, holder of the keys of hell, those thy riches which thou hadst gained by the tree of transgression and the losing of paradise, thou hast lost by the tree of the cross, and all thy gladness hath perished. When thou didst hang up Christ Jesus the King of glory thou wroughtest against thyself and against me. Henceforth thou shalt know what eternal torments and infinite pains thou art to suffer in my keeping for ever. O prince Satan, author of death and head of all pride, thou oughtest first to have sought out matter of evil in this Jesus: Wherefore didst thou adventure without cause to crucify him unjustly against whom thou foundest no blame, and to bring into our realm the innocent and righteous one, and to lose the guilty and the ungodly and unrighteous of the whole world? And when Hell had spoken thus unto Satan the prince, then said the King of glory unto Hell: Satan the prince shall be in thy power unto all ages in the stead of Adam and his children, even those that are my righteous ones" - Gospel of Nicodemus VII (XXIII)


Element/sin : demon of lust and gluttony     

Shape : elephant or hippopotamus, a cat 

Rank : a headwaiter, or the caretaker of wine cellars of Hell 

Origin : Egyptian deity Taueret. 

Myths : One of the first monster created by God to guard the Earth               

 Magic : "his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly" 

Association :  Leviathan 

Source : Book of Job, Enoch, Apocalypse, Jean Wier’s Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, Boulgakov, Blake

Quote :

    "Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not; he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. He taketh it with his eyes; his nose pierceth through snares." Job 40:15-24

    “And that day will two monsters be parted, one monster, a female named Leviathan in order to dwell in the abyss of the ocean over the fountains of water; and (the other), a male called Behemoth, which holds his chest in an invisible desert whose name is Dundayin, east of the garden of Eden.” 1 Enoch 60:7-8


    “Behold Behemoth,
    which I made as I made you;
    he eats grass like an ox.
    Behold, his strength is in his loins,
    and his power in the muscles of his belly.
    He makes his tail stiff like a cedar;
    the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
    His bones are tubes of bronze,
    his limbs like bars of iron.
    He is the first of the works of God;
    let him who made him bring near his sword!
    For the mountains yield food for him
    where all the wild beast play.
    Under the lotus plant he lies,
    in the covert of the reeds and in the marsh.
    For his shade the lotus tree covers him
    the willows of the brook surround him.
    Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened;
    he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mough.
    Can one take him with hooks,
    or pierce his nose with a snare?” Job 40:15-24


    “The Earth obey'd and straight
    Op'ning her fertile womb teem'd at birth
    Innumerous living creatures, perfect forms,
    Limb'd and full-grown
    The grassy clods now calv'd; now half appeared
    The tawny lion, pawing to get free
    His hinder parts, then spring as broke from bonds,
    And rampant shakes his brindled mane; the ounce,
    The libbard and the tiger, as the mole
    Rising, the crumbl'd earth above them threw
    In hillocks; the swift stag from under ground
    Bore up his branching head; scarce from his mould
    Behemoth biggest born of earth upheav'd
    His vastness; flecc't the flocks and bleating rose
    As plants; ambiguous between sea and land
    The river-horse and scaly crocodile.” Milton