Demonology

Nebuchadnezzar-William-Blake

Ancient Semitic Demon Possession and Exorcism

While most people tried to prevent demon possession if they could, once a person came under the influence of demons, an exorcism was the only remedy. In ancient times, the local exorcist was both a priest and a doctor. They were the intermediaries between the victims and the divine and had an arsenal of … [Read More...]

Biblical Studies

Demons

Adramelech - Dictionnaire Infernal

Adramelech

According to Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal, Adramelech is a high chancellor of hell, president of the high council of devils, and the superintendent of the king of demons’ wardrobe. He can take the shape … [Read More...]

The Abyss of Hell - Sandro Botticelli

Abaddon

In Judeo-Christian traditions, Abaddon is known both as a “place of destruction” and a personified entity of destruction, though in most writings, it is primarily the former. Abaddon in the Old Testament The … [Read More...]

Nybbas - Dictionnaire Infernal

Nybbas

Nybbas is an obscure demon mentioned in Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal (1863). According to de Plancy, the demon is in the high upper gallery of hell, but is regarded as a buffoon and charlatan. He is said … [Read More...]