Abaddon, the “place of destruction” is synonymous with Sheol in Proverbs and Job. In later writings, Abaddon is personified as the king of the abyss who can command an army of locusts to torment men.
Why These Entites Were Included
What is evil is often defined by what one believes. One religion’s gods become another religion’s demons. For many of the demons listed on this site, that is the case because my initial focus when creating this site was on Judeo-Christian concepts of evil.
Some criteria I used to decide whether to include an entity on this list include:
(1) Is associated with the Judeo-Christian Devil (either with biblical writings, non-canonical writings, or Christian fictional works like Dante’s Inferno, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, or the many Faust Myths)
(2) Is included in a list of demons by a demonologist of the 14th -19th centuries (e.g. Pseudomonarchia daemonum (1583) or Dictionnaire Infernal (1863)) or is included in a magickal text (e.g. the Goetia)
(3) Is associated with Death or the Underworld
(4) Has destructive characteristics (ie kills, drinks blood, causes destruction for fun, etc)
(5) Is considered a “natural evil” or destructive force of nature
(6) Relates to the “trickster” archetype defined by CG Jung
This page is a work in progress.
The name Abraxas was taken from abra-cadabra. He is presented on amulets with the head of a cock, dragon’s feet and a whip in his hand.
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.
Aguares, the 2nd spirit, is a duke who appears as a man riding a crocodile.
In ancient Persian religion (Zoroastrianism), Ahriman (aka Arimanius or Angra Mainya) stood high in the ranks of the enemies who opposed Ahura Mazda.
Aim, the 23rd spirit, is a duke who appears as a handsome man with three heads.
An alastor is a tormenting spirit or a Nemesis.
Alocer, the 52nd spirit, is a great duke who appears as a soldier riding a horse.
Amduscias, the 67th spirit, is a great duke. His true form is as a unicorn, but appears as human form when summoned.
Amon, the 70th spirit, can appear in the form of a wolf with a serpent’s tail and vomiting flames.
Amy, the 58th spirit, is a President and appears in the form of flaming fire.
Andras, the 63rd spirit, is a great Marquis and has the body of an angel and the head of an owl.