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.
Demonology: A-E List of Demon Names, Devils, & Evil Spirits
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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.
Chiang-shih (or kiang shi)
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.