- the study of demons or of beliefs about demons.
- belief in demons.
- a group of persons or things regarded as evil or pernicious.
In other words if they just ‘read a friggen book’, Then they can refer to themselves as a Demonologist.
The existance of evil and its demonic deliverers has been pondered since the beginning of time.
There are many views on the subject, as well as many people who have dedicated their lives to demonology.
Their work through the centuries has been agreed upon, argued over and the validity, at times, by some, completely ignored.
Varying religions and cultural backgrounds certainly have affected the information passed down to us by the brilliant researchers, philosophers and historians of centuries past.
Alphonsus de Spina, in 1467, published his Fortalicium Fidei (Fortress of the Faith)
He became a professor at the University of Salamanca and later a bishop of the church.
Considered an authority on all things theological, including demonology.
He concluded that there are ten orderes of demons and that they totalled in the millions.
He categorized the demons as falling into nine specific types.
He also divided them into classes according to what their purposes are.
Johannes Weyer (Weir), another authority in demonic studies, wrote his De Praestigiis Daemonum in the 16th century.
Studying works of such authorities as
Diodorus Siculus of the 1st century and Apaleius of the 2nd century as well as many other notable historians.
Weyer believed that the names of the Demons explained what their intentions and/or duties were to be.
Weyer claimed that the infernal regions had 66 princes that commanded 6,666 legions.
Each legion being comprised of 6,666 Demons or Devils.
These figures explains the well recognized “number of the beast”, 666.
Some Cabalists believe that this is
600 (false religion), 66 (greed) and 6 (this world).
Following the list of the demonic names and ranks are the explanations of the types and orders as De Spina recorded them.
Alphonsus de Spina’s Nine Types of Demon
1. False gods
2. Lying spirits
6. Creators of Tempests
De Spina’s Division of Classes
Incubi and Succubi
Those produced by intercourse with humans
Those in disguise
Those who assail saints
Those who persuade
Ten Orders of the Demonic
There is a supposed pattern to their specific lull and peak in activity in our own yearly calendar.
This list is of the Chief entities that are most active during the corresponding months.
The ” Lesser Key of Solomon” or the ” Lemegeton“, plays an important role in the history, study of, summoning of and exorcising of demonics.
The First part called “Godetia“, gives the conjurations for 72 different spirits or demons.
It also includes the ranks and the offices held by the Demonic heirarchy.
The Second part called “The Urgia Godetia“, deals with the sprits at the cardinal points.
The Third part called the “Pauline Art” ( reason unknown), it concerns the spirits of the hours of the days and nights of the Zodiac.
The Fourth part called “The Almaden“, deals with the ” Quarternary of the Attitude”, or the four other choirs of spirits inhabiting hell.
The Fifth part and last part of the Key of Solomon is the Book of “Orations and Prayers“, said to have been used by King Solomon himself.
Rita Cabezas, A Latin American controversial Demonologist received much criticism on her work.
The criticism was not in her findings, yet in her means of attaining the information.
She spent some time communicating with those residing in the Infernal regions.
Her work was built, according to her, on the word of the demonic themselves. T
his may have been through conjuration, summonings, channeling or even seance type activitities.
As we are all aware, this was an extremely risky approach.
Rita Cabezas findings were that there were the following six principalities (in spanish):
Under each of these were six govenors for each nation.
Rita Cabezas claimed that in
Costa Rica Shiebo, Quiebo, Ameneo, Mephistopheles, Nostrodamus and Azazel reign.
United States Ralphes, Anoritho, Manchester, Apolion, Deviltook, alas and one that remained unnamed reign.
Similiarities in her findings
Apollo = Apollyon.
Ralphes = Raphael
There are some noted as being demonics that also have a very high reverence as being benign and even maternal/paternal figures
in pagan cultures from past and present.
They are as follows :
Cultural differences may divide humanity in many ways, That being said, We are unified in our intrigue and in our fear when it comes to the Infernal regions.
Here are some examples of the evil that plagues our other lands.
– Apep (Egypt) Opposer of the sun god Ra. Takes the form of a serpent/crocodile.
- Chernobog (Baltic/Slavic) “The Black God”, rules evil, misfortune, death and night.
– Elathan (Celtic) Domain is the darkness - Erebus (Greek) Son of Chaos, guardian of the darkness surrounding hell.
– Grand Bois (Hailti) Master of the forest and of night
– Hatu-Atu-Topun (Polynesia) Dangerous female demon specifically at dawn and dusk.
– Ikwaokinyapippilele (Panama) Causes ills of all kinds.
- Lilitu (Hebrew) Ancient female demon connectd with Lilith.
– Manuval (New Guinea) Active only at night, spreading ills, chaos, and the like.
– Mush (Iran) Demon of eclipses and of night.
– Nyx (Greek) Daughter of Chaos, sister to Erebus.
– Oroan (Guyana) Another demon of the eclipse
– Sakarabu (West Africa ) Judge and demon of darkness
– Oni (Japan) Demon that creates and lives in the eye of its tempests.
|Names and Rank in the Infernal Region (alphabetically)|
Apollyon (Abaddon) : King of Demons
Abigor: Horseman with a scepter and lance, commanding 60 legions
Adremelech: Chancellor and High Council of Demons
Aguares : Grand Duke of Eastern region, commanding 30 legions
Alocer : Grand Duke , commanding 36 legions
Amduscius : Grand Duke, commanding 29 legions
Andras : Marquis , commanding 30 legions
Asmodeus (Asmoday) : Head of Casinos, banished to the desert by Raphael
Astaroth : Grand Duke of Western region, Lord Treasurer
Aym : Grand Duke , commanding 26 legions
Ayperos : Prince, commanding 36 legions
Azazel : Standard Bearer of Armies, also known as Satanael.
Baal : Commanding General of the Infernal Armies
Baalberith : Chief Secretary and Archivist (second order demon, Berith)
Balan : Prince
Bearded Demon : Remains nameless to avoid his use in search of the Philosopher’s Stone (King Solomon)
Beelzebub (Beelzebuth) : Prince of the Demons, Lord of the Flies, second only to Satan
Belial : Prince of Trickery, Demon of Sodomy
Belphegor : Demon of Ingenious discoveries and wealth
Buer : Second order demon but commands 50 legions
Caym : Grand President of the Infernal
Charon : Boatman who ferries souls across the river Styx
Chax : Grand Duke
Cresil : Demon of Impurity and slovinliness
Dagon : Baker and member of the House
Eurynomus : Prince who feeds on corpses
Furfur : Count , commanding 26 legions
Geryon : Giant centaur, guards hell
Jezebeth : Demon of Falsehoods
Kasdeya : According to the “Book of Enoch”, the fifth Satan
Kobal : Entertainment Director, patron of Comedy
Leonard : Inspector General of Black Magic and Sorcery
Leviathan : Grand Admiral: androgynous ( Christian myth says he seduced both Adam and Eve)
Lilith : Princess of Hell. ( Hebrew myth is that she is a succubus)
Malphas : Grand President, commanding 40 legions
Mammon : Demon of Avarice
Mastema : Leader of the offspring of fallen angels by humans
Melchom : Treasurer of the House
Mephistopheles : Some versions a servant of Lucifer, others Satan himself
Merihim : Prince of Pestilence
Moloch : Another demon of Hebrew lore
Mullin : Servant of the House of Princes, Lieutenant to Leonard
Murmur : Count, Demon of Music
Naburus : Marquis, connected with Cerberus
Nergal : Chief of Secret Police, second order demon
Nybras : Grand Publisist of Pleasures, inferior
Nysrogh : Chief of the House of Princes, second order demon
Orias : Marquis, Demon of Diabolic Astologers and Diviners
Paymon : Master of Ceremonies
Philatanus : Demon assisting Belial in furthering sodomy and pedophile behaviors
Proserpine : Princess of Hell ( some say, close to Persephone of Pagan traditions)
Pyro : Prince of Falsehoods
Raum : Count, commanding 30 legions
Rimmon : Ambassador from hell to Russia, also known as Damas
Ronwe : Inferior, yet commands 19 legions
Samael : Angel of Death, Prince of Air
Semiazas : Chief of Fallen Angels
Shalbriri : Demon that strikes people blind
Sonneillon : Demon of Hate (Michaelis )
Succorbenoth : Chief Eunuch of the House of Princes, Demon of Gates and Jealousy
Thamuz : Ambassador of hell, Creator of the Holy Inquisition, Inventor of Artillery
Ukobach : Stationary Engineer
Uphir : Demon physician
Valafar : Grand Duke
Verdelet : Master of Ceremonies of the House of Princes
Verin : Demon of Impatience
Vetis : demon who specializes in corrupting and tempting the holy
Xaphan : Stokes the furnace of hell, second order demon
Zaebros : Animal – human combination
Zagan : Demon of Deceit and counterfeiting