catalog of demons
- ( creature of judgement) - the name is derived from ashma
daeva ( see Asmoday, Chammaday). Asmodeus is a Persian rather than a
Jewish devil; however, incorporated into Jewish lore, he is there regarded
as an evil spirit. According to Forlong, Encyclopedia of Religions,
Asmodeus is the Talmudic Ashmedai, a demon borrowed from the
Zend Aeshmadaeva, a raging fiend ( The Book of Tobit
3:8 ). It was Ashmadai ( Ashmedai ), says Forlong, who made Noah drunk,
and who, in Tobit, slew the 7 bridegrooms of the young Sarah, and who,
overcome by the angel Raphael, was finally banished to upper
the invocant is bareheaded, otherwise the demon will trick him. Barrett, The Magus II, pictures Asmodeus in color as one of the vessels of wrath.
In Bible legend, Asmodeus was a demon of drunkeness and lust who delighted in strangling bridegrooms on their wedding night in the nupial bedchamber. Asmodeus shows up in other writings, such as The Devil on Two Sticks, by Alain R. Le Sage, in which he is the central character. In The Devils Own Dear Son, by James Branch Cabell, Asmodeus is the son of Sammael and Lilith (who is Adams first wife ). In the legends of Solomon. Asmodeus (also known as Saturn and Marcolf or Morolf ) is held responsible for creating carousels, music, dancing, and drama.
In Jewish legend , Asmodeus is said to be the father-in-law of the Bar Shalmon, who is a demon. In demonology, it is said that one should only invoke Asmodeus when bareheaded; otherwise, he will trick the supplicant.
Asmodeus is also in charge of gaming houses.
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He is one of the seven archdemons of Persian mythology; rules 72 Legions of Amaymon army
His origin in Persia: (Aeshma, evil genie in the Avesta); also a fallen angel
In Myths: appears in the apocryphal Book of Tobit as the demon-lover of Sara, who strangled each of her seven husbands. With the head of a charm given by God, Tobias eventually chased him away before Raphaël locked him in Egypt.He also helped build Solomons Temple and even took the throne of the King.
In Magic : Asmodeus bequeaths his followers with rings engraved with planetary symbols. He teaches men the art of becoming invisible, as well as instructing them in geometry, arithmetic, astrlogy, and the mechanical sciences. He has vast knowledge concerning buried treasures, and can be forced to reveal their site with the help of appropriate spells and incantations. He, amongst the Legions, possessed Jeanne des Anges, the leading nun at Loudun.
Asmodeus. The demon of lechery, jealousy, anger and revenge. His chief objectives are to prevent intercourse between husband and wife, wreck new marriages and force husbands to commit adultery. He is also one of the chief demons involved in cases of possession. Throughout history, he has been regarded as one of the most evil of Satans infernal demons. he is usually portrayed as having three heads, those of an ogre, ram and a bull, all sexually licentious creatures; having the feet of a cock, another sexually aggressive creature; and having wings. He rides on a dragon and breathes fire.
*(Aleister Crowley's interpretation)
ASMODEUS /ASMODAY aka SYDONAY
Zodiac Position: 5-9 degrees of Virgo *(10-20 Aquarius)
August 28th- September 1st *(Jan 30-Feb 8)
Tarot Card: 8 of Pentacles *(6 Swords)
Candle color: Light blue
Planet: Mercury *(Sun)
Metal: Mercury *(gold)
Element: Earth *(air)
Rank: KING, Overseer of the Gambling Houses in Hell
Asmodeus is a Day Demon, he is aong the legions of AMAYON and rules 72 legions of spirits
BE INVOKED BAREHEADED.
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Hebrews, he is the son of Naamah and Shamdon. He was part of the seraphim,
the highest order of angels, but fell from grace. In other Hebrew legends,
he is either associated with or is the husband of Lilith, the demon queen
of lust. Sometimes he is said to be the offspring of Lilith and Adam.
Asmodeus migrated into Christian lore, becoming one of the Devils leading agents of provocation. Witches in the Middle Ages were said to worship him, and magicians and sorcerers attempted to conjure him to strike out at enemies. He was one of the infernal agents blamed for the obscene sexual possession of the Louviers nuns in 17th-century France.