Demonology: A-E List of Demon Names, Devils, & Evil Spirits

Virtually all religions & cultures have various supernatural entities that are considered malevolent or even evil. In some cultures, these may be simply forces of nature like hurricanes. Sometimes they are entities with capabilities for destruction such as fertility gods/goddesses. And in some belief systems, they are evil spirits hellbent on making one's life miserable.

This page was created as a study in world perceptions of "evil." Throughout this section, you'll find lists of demon names and descriptions of different demons/devils/evil spirits. I realize that some of these "demons" can be considered gods or mythological beings. I've chosen those I found to demonstrate the trickster archetype or have been described as possessing "evil" traits in a predominant belief system. Visit the Demon FAQ for more info on my philosophy behind the classifications.

Below, are the names of demons and destructive entities that can bring harm or destruction to individuals as well as articles on general demonology.

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Adramelech

Adramelech - Dictionnaire Infernal

According to Collin de Plancy, Adramelech is a high chancellor of hell who tends to Satan’s wardrobe. He was also the god in 2 Kings 19:36-38 to whom the Sepharvites worshiped through human sacrifice.

Abaddon

The Abyss of Hell - Sandro Botticelli

Abaddon, the “place of destruction” is synonymous with Sheol in Proverbs and Job. In later writings, such as the Book of Revelation, Abaddon is personified as the king of the abyss who can command an army of locusts to torment men who aren’t marked with the seal of God.

Nybbas

Nybbas - Dictionnaire Infernal

According to the Dictionnaire Infernal, Nybbas is a demon of hell who manages visions and dreams. He may be associated with the Assyrian and Babylonian god of writing, Nabu.

Yan-gant-y-tan

Yan-Gant-Y-Tan

According to Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal, Yan-gant-y-tan is a demon from Brittany, who wanders the night holding 5 candles on his 5 fingers. Other folklore tales make reference to him as Will-o’-the-Wisp and Jack-o’-Lantern.

Seraphim

Seraphim

When most people think of Seraphim, they think of angels, but earliest usages of the term refer to serpent demons.