Asmodeus, also known as Ashmadia, most likely originated from the Persian Aeshma-deva (“demon of wrath”).
The Goetia is the first book of the 17th century grimoire, The Lesser Key of Solomon, which was translated into English by SL MacGregor Mathers in 1904 and later used extensively by Aleister Crowley. The Goetia provides a catalog of 72 demons that can be summoned to do one's bidding. Read articles about the Goetia below.
Astaroth, the 29th spirit, is a duke who appears as angel riding a dragon and holding a viper in his left hand.
Bael, the first spirit, is a king who appears in various shapes – such as a cat, toad, man or all these forms at once.
Balan, the 51st spirit, appears with a serpent’s tail, eyes that shoot fire, and three heads: a bull, a man, and a ram.
Barbatos, the 8th spirit, is a Duke and appears as a horned archer or hunter in the woods with four kings sounding horns before him.
Bathin, the 18th spirit is a Duke who appears like a man with the tail of a serpent sitting upon a pale-coloured Horse.
Beleth, the 30th spirit, is a mighty King who rides a pale horse with trumpets playing before him.
Berith, the 28th spirit, is a Duke who appears as a soldier with red clothing.
Bifrons, the 46th spirit, is an Earl who appears as a monster or a man.