. Maadim One of two big stars (angels) Metatron showed Moses in the 4th Heaven. He ”stands near the moon in order to warm the world from the cold.”

Mach An angel summoned to confer invisibility.

Machal An angel invoked in the exorcism of the Bat.

Machasiel A Sunday angel residing in the 4th Heaven and invoked from the south. He is listed among the intelligences of the sun.

Machatan One of the powers of the spirits of the air, in rulership with Uriel, Cassiel, and Seraquiel. He is a Saturday angel.

Machidiel, Malchidiel, Malahidael, Malchedael, Melkeil, Melkejal ”fullness of God” An angel governing March and ruler of Aries. According to Enoch, as Melkejal, he; ”rises and rules in the beginning of the year” and has dominion ”for 91 days, from spring to summer.” In the cabala, as Melchulael, he is one of four angelic personifications of the holy sefira Malkut (the other three are Sandalphon, Messiah, and Emmanuel). In grimoires he is Prince Machidiel and may be commanded to cause the maiden of the invocant’s desire to come to him; if a time and place be named then ”the maiden invoked will not fail to appear.”

Mach(k)iel One of the guards of the 6th Heaven in hechaloth lore.

Machmay An angel of the 7th hour of the night serving Mendrion.

Machnia, Machniel One of the seventy childbirth angels. As Machniel He is a guard at the gates of the South Wind.

Macroprosopus In the cabala he is ”God of concealed form” the 1st of the holy sefiroth.

Madagabiel One of the guards at the gates of the North Wind.

Madan An angel of Mercury.

Madiel In occultism he is a governing angel of the watery triplicity residing in the 1st Heaven and invoked from the east.

Madimiel, Madiniel, Madamiel An angel of the 1st pentacle of Mars. In Mosaic lore he is one of seven princes ”who stand continually before God and to whom are given the spirit-names of the planets.”

Mador In hechaloth lore a guard of the 4th heavenly hall.

Madriel An angel of the 9th hour of the day serving Vadriel.

Mael In occultism he is a governing angel of the watery triplicity residing in the 1st Heaven and invoked from the north. He is a Monday angel and one of the intelligences of Saturn.

Magog [Gog and Magog]

Magirkon One of the many names of Metatron.

Maguth An angel of the air operating on Thursday. He is minister to Suth, chief of the air angels, all of whom are subject to the South Wind.

Mah According to Persian lore, he is the angelic overseer of the mutations of the moon.

Mahadeo, Mahesh In Vedic lore, Mahadeo (Siva) is one of eleven angels ”with matted locks and 3 eyes” that represent symbolically the sun, moon, and fire. He also has (or had) 5 heads.

Mahalel and Mahalkiel Amulet angels effective for warding off evil.

Mahananel One of the many guards at the gates of the North Wind.

Mahariel ”swift” An angel of Paradise stationed at the 1st portal; he provides new souls for the purified ones.

Mahashel One of the seventy-two angels of the quinaries of the Zodiac.

Mahasuah One of the seventy-two angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae.

Mahish, Mahash A mighty angel who, with Brahma and Vishna, sprang from one of the primary properties.

Mahka’il An Arabic guardian angel invoked during exorcism rites.

Mahniel ”mighty camp” Another name for ”Azreil the Ancient.” In The Zohar he is an angel who commands ”60 myriads of legions, all winged, some full of eyes, some full of ears.”

Mahzeil An angel in Mandaean lore.

Maianiel An angel serving in the 5th Heaven.

Maion An angel with dominion over Saturn.

Maiphiat An angel invoked in the exorcism of the Bat.

Makatiel ”plague of God” One of the seven angels of punishment.

Makiel A spellbinding angel invoked in Syriac incantations rite.

Maktiel, Matniel An angel with charge over trees. As Matniel he is one of the angels of punishment over ten nations. He lodges in the 4th compartment of Hell.

Malach ha-Mavet In both rabbinic literature and Koranic lore, the angel of death, usually identified as Sammael or Azreal.

Malachi or Malachy ”angel of God” The angel of Jehovah. The final book of the Old Testament is called Malachi.

Malach Ra An angel of evil (in the causative sense), not necessarily himself evil. (Good angels under orders from God, often perform missions or acts commonly regarded as unjust, wicked, and evil.)

Malaku ‘l-Maut In the Koran, the angel of death. He may be identified as Izrael or Azreal.

Malashiel The preceptor angel of Elijah.

Malik, Malac In Arabic lore, a terrible angel who guards Hell. He is assisted by nineteen sbires (zabaniya) or guardians. In the Koran, Malik tells the wicked who appeal to him that they must remain in Hell forever because ”they abhorred the truth when the truth was brought to them.”

Malkiel, Malchiel ”God’s king” One of three angelic princes serving under Sephuriron, who is last in rank of the ten holy sefirtoth. He is also one of the guards at the gates of the South Wind.

Malkiyyah, Melchiah An angel who ”serves the blood.” This name is found on amulets as a protection against hemorrhages; it is mentioned in an unpublished Hebrew manuscript and occurs in Ezra 10:31.

Malkuth, Melkout, Malchut The 10th sefira, the En Soph, the Shekinah, soul of the Messiah, or Metatron.

Malmeliyah One of the many names of Metatron.

Malthidrelis An angel with dominion over the sign of Aries.

Maltiel A Friday angel residing in the 3rd Heaven and invoked from the west. He is also an intelligence of Jupiter. A preceptor angel of Elijah and a guard of the West Wind.

Maluzim A holy angel invoked in goetic rites.

Mambe’a A mighty angel whose name appears inscribed on a terra cotta devil trap (amulet) in Hebrew characters dated circa 1st-2nd centuries B.C.E. He was invoked as a protective spirit, in Babylon, against sorceries.

Mameroijud In the Pauline Art, the chief angel of the 10th hour of the night serving Jusguarin.

Mamiel An angel officer of the 7th hour serving Barginiel.

Manah An Arabic goddess-angel of fertility. Her idol, the oldest known to the Arabs, was destroyed on Mohammed’s command.

Manakel An angel with dominion over aquatic animals and one of the seventy-two zodiac angels.

Maneij An officer angel of the 4th hour of the night serving Jefischa.

Maniel A Syriac spellbinding angel.

Mantus In Etruscan religion, one of the nine Novensiles (supreme spirits).

Manu In Assyro-Babylonian lore, ”Manu the Great” was a spirit that presided over fate.

Manuel An angel governing the sign of Cancer.

Marfiel An angel of the 4th hour of the day serving Vachmiel.

Margash One of the many names of Metatron.

Margesiel One of the many names of Metatron.

Margiviel Prince of the face and a guard of the 4th Heaven.

Mariel A Syriac spellbinding angel.

Marifiel A chief angel officer of the 8th hour of the night serving under Narcoriel.

Marioc(h) or Mariuk An angel who watched over the writings of Enoch. Along with Ariuk, God placed him as guardian over the immediate descendants of Enoch to assure that his books were preserved.

Marmarao A spirit invoked to overcome or cure bladder trouble caused by the demon Anoster.

Marmarath, Marmaraoth One of the seven planetary angels and the only one able to overcome the female jinn of war, Klothod.

Marniel An amulet angel for warding off evil.

Marnuel An angel mentioned by Rabbi Akiba.

Marnuthiel An angel mentioned by Rabbi Akiba.

Maroch The Lemegeton cites him as an angel of the 5th hour of the day serving Sazquiel.

Maron A holy name by which demons are commanded in Solomonic magick.

Maroth, Maroot, Marout ”bitterness” Along with Haroth, he was sent down by God ”with full commission to exercise government over all mankind, and to tutor and instruct them.” He is a character in Persian lore adopted by the Jews. The Koran also speaks of him as an angel.

Mashit(h) ”destroyer” An angel appointed over the deaths of children. He was one of the five angels of punishment that Moses encountered in Heaven according to the Midrash Tehillim. In The Zohar he is one of three demons in Gehinnom (Hell) who punishes those who sin by idolatry, murder, and incest. The other two are Af and Hemah.

Masim One of the many guards at the gates of the East Wind.

Maskelli, Maskelli-Maskello [Zarazaz]

Maskiel In hechaloth lore a guard of the 1st Heaven.

Masleh In the occult, the angel who ”actuated the chaos and produced the four elements.” In Jewish lore, he is the ruler of the Zodiac. In The Ancient’s Book of Magic, “the power and influence of Logos descends through the angel Masleh into the sphere of the zodiac.”

Masniel A governing angel of the zodiac.

Maspiel An angel stationed in the 2nd Heaven.

Mass Massiah In the Talmud’s Shabbath, an angel invoked for the curing of cutaneous disorders.

Mastema, Mansemat The accusing angel; like Satan, he works for God as tempter and executioner; he is prince of evil, injustice, and condemnation. The Book of Jubilees and The Zádokite Fragments and the Dead Sea Scrolls, cite him as the angel of adversity, ”father of all evil, yet subservant to God.” It was Mastema who tried to kill Moses (Exodus 4:24) and who hardened Pharaoh’s heart (the Midrash Abkir names Uzza here). There is a legend that he appealed to God to spare some of the demons so that he might execute the power of his will on the sons of man. God apparently thought this was a good idea and allowed 1/10th of the demons to remain at large, in the service of Mastema. It is also claimed that he helped the Egyptian sorcerers when Moses and Aaron appeared before Pharaoh to perform their magick.

Mastho In Transcendental Magic he is called the ”genius of delusive appearances.” He is one of the angels of the 10th hour.

Matafiel In hechaloth lore, one of the seven angel guards of the 2nd Heaven.

Mataqiel ”sweet” One of the seven angel guards of the 1st Heaven in hechaloth lore.

Matarel, Matariel In rabbinic and pseudo-epigraphic lore, the angel of rain. In 3 Enoch he is one of the rulers of the world.

Mathiel A Tuesday angel residing in the 5th Heaven and invoked from the north.

Mathlai One of the spirits of Mercury, a Wednesday angel residing in the 2nd or 3rd Heaven and invoked from the east.

Matmoniel A ”holy minister of God” who may be summoned to procure for the invocant a magic carpet using Solomonic conjuration rituals.

Matrona The Shekinah called ”angel of the Lord” in The Zohar.

Matsmetsiyah One of the many names of Metatron.

Mavet Angel of death. [See Malach ha-Mavet]

Mavkiel An amulet angel for warding off evil.

Maymon Chief angel of the air, ruler of Saturn, and subject to the South Wind. He has three angels that minister to him: Abumalith, Assaibi, and Belidet.

Mbriel An angel who rules over the winds.

Meachuel In The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses one of the three angels of the Triune God used for conjuring. The other two are: Lebatei and Ketuel.

Mebabel One of the angels of the degrees of the zodiac. Those wishing to usurp the fortune of others invoke him. He is known to protect the innocent. His corresponding angel is Thesogar.

Mebahael One of the seventy-two angels bearing the name God Shemhamphorae.

Mebahaiah An angel who has dominion over morals and religion; also helps those desiring offspring. He is one of the angels bearing the name of God Shemhamphorae. His corresponding angel is Smat.

Mechiel One of the Zodiac angels.

Mediat, Modiat King of the Wednesday angels and one of the intelligences of Mercury.

Medorin An angel in the heavenly Paradise.

Medussusiel An angel of the 6th hour of the day serving Samil.

Meetatron [Metatron]

Mefathiel ”an opener of doors” An angel favored by thieves and other troublemakers.

Megiddon An angel belonging to the order of seraphim.

Mehahel An angel belonging to the order of cherubim.

Mehaiah An angel belonging to the order of principalities.

Mehalalel A Syriac spellbinding angel.

Mehekiel An angel bearing the name of God Shemhamphorae.

Meher, Mithra In Mandaean lore, the yazata (angel) presiding over light and justice.

Mehiel An angel who protects university professors, orators, and authors. His corresponding angel is Astiro.

Mehreil In the cabala, one of the archangels.

Mehuman ”true, faithful” One of the seven angels of confusion.

Meil One of three Wednesday angels invoked in ceremonial magick.

Meimeiriron In ha-Cohen’s text, ”Emanations of the Left Side,” he is 4th of the ten holy sefiroth, the ”personalized Hesed.” The ”less authentic angel” of this sefira is Zadkiel.

Mekhapperyah One of the many names of Metatron.

Melahel One of the angels bearing the name of God Shemhamphorae.

Melchi(d)ael An angelic prince summoned for his effectiveness in providing the invocant with the woman of his desires. (The ”old way” of writing the grimoires seem to be very sexist; this angel, as well as any of the other similar angels, will also be effective if you are a woman desiring a man. They don’t appear to be sexist.)

Melchisedec, Melchizedek, Melch-Zadok ”the god Zadok is my king” King of righteousness whom most pseudo-Dionysius called ”the hierarch most beloved of God.” Epiphanius in his Adversus Hearess calls him an angel of the order of virtues. According to pseudo-Tertullian, he is a ”celestial virtue of great grace who does for heavenly angels and virtues what Christ does for man.” In Genesis 14, Melchisedec is the fabled priest-king of Salem, ancient name for Jerusalem. It was to Melchisedec that Abraham gave tithes. In Phoenician mythology Melchisedec, called Sydik, is the father of the seven elohim of the divine presence. In the Gnostic Book of the Great Logos, Melchisedec is Zorokothera. Hippolytus refers to a sect, followers of one Theodotus (probably the 3rd-century heretics known as the Melchisedans), who claimed that there was ”a great power named Melchisedek who was greater than Christ.” In certain occult sources, he is identified as the Holy Ghost. In the Book of Mormon he is referred to as ”the prince of peace.” His symbol is a chalice and a loaf of bread. A new form of the Melchisedek myth, the work of an early Christian, has Melchisedec as the supernatural offspring of Noah’s brother Nir, who is preserved in infancy by Michael, and who becomes, after the Flood, a great high priest, the ”Word of God,” and king of Salem, with ”power to work great and glorious marvels that have never been.” The term ”word of God” very likely comes from St, John’s ”in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” In Midrash Tehillim, commenting on Psalm 76, Melchisedec is identified as Shem, one of Noah’s sons. This source also contains the legend of Melchisedec feeding the beasts in Noah’s ark.

Melech An angel of the order of powers that may be invoked in conjuration rites.

Meleyal or Melejal ”fullness of God” An angel of the autumn. He rules three months of the year.

Melha Chief of the order of flames (Buddhist counterpart of the seraphim).

Melioth One of the nine angels ”that run together throughout heavenly and earthly places.”

Malkejal, Machidiel The angelic ruler of the month of March.

Melkiel One of the angels of the four seasons serving with Helemmelek, Melejal, and Narel.

Memeon An angel invoked in the benediction of the Salt.

Memsiel A chief angel officer of the 7th hour of the night serving Mendrion.

Memuneh ”Appointed one” A deputy angel, dispenser of dreams. Through Memuneh the universe operates.

Menadel An angel of the order of powers; one of the angels of the zodiac. He keeps exiles faithful and loyal to their native land. His corresponding angel is Aphut.

Menafiel An angel of the 11th hour of the day serving Bariel.

Mendrion The supreme ruling angel of the 7th hour of the night.

Menerva, Menvra One of the Novensiles (the nine supreme spirits) of the Etruscans.

Meniel One of the angels bearing the name of God Shemhamphorae.

Menor An angel conjured in the exorcism of Wax.

Mentor An angel invoked in the exorcism of Wax.

Mercury, Hermes In the cabala the angel of progress, also a designation for Raphael.

Meresijm An angel of the 1st hour of the day serving under Sammael.

Meresin, Merasin, Meris, Metiris, Merihim, Meririm In A Theological Discourse of Angels he is one of the four angels of revelation—which would make him a holy angel; however, in The Hierarchy of the Blesséd Angels, he is lord of thunder and lightning in Hell—which would make him one of the dammed. As a fallen angel, chief of the aerial powers.

Merkabah An angel of the chariot (the cherubim).

Merloy An ”inferior” angel invoked in Solomonic magick.

Mermeoth One of the nine angels ”that run together throughout heavenly and earthly places.”

Merod A ”most holy angel “ invoked in magickal operations.

Merof an angel of the Seal.

Meros An angel of the 9th hour of the day serving Vadreil.

Merroe ”a most pure angle;” invoked in the conjuration of the Sword.

Meshabber In rabbinic legendary lore, the angel with dominion over the death of animals.

Mesharim The name of Joseph Caro’s angel, through whom Caro received visions and after whom he titled his Maggid Mesharim, a book which contains a description of the visions. The angel served as a personified Mishnah. Caro (1488-1575) was doyen of the 15th-century cabalistic Safed community in Upper Galilee (Palestine).

Mesriel An angel of the 10th hour of he day serving Oriel.

Messiach An angel invoked in magical operations. He is named in connection with the invocation ”of the water and of the hyssop.” It is advised to recite versicles out of Psalms 6, 67, 64, and 102.

Messiah Equated with Soter, Christ, Savior, God. With Metatron, Messiah is designated a cherub and guardian angel of Eden armed with a flaming sword. He is also the angel of the Great Council, angel of the Lord, a sefira in the Briatic world and analogous to the Logos or Holy Ghost. Paul in Colossians 1:16 and Ephesians 1:21 has Messiah in mind when he speaks of the angel ”raised above all principalities and powers, virtues, dominations.”

Mesukiel Third of the ten holy sefiras. He is equated with Machut or Malkuth; also with En Soph and the Shekinah. However, according to Isaac ha-Cohen of Soria, in his ”Emanations of the Left Side”, worlds of horror and destructive imaginings spring from Mesukiel, resulting in a double emanation, with seven successive groups of pure angels (the holy sefiroth) on one side and seven camps of dark spirits (the evil sefiroth) on the other.

Metatron, Metratton, Mittron, Metaraon, Merraton In noncanonical writings, he is perhaps the greatest of all the heavenly hierarchs, the 1st and the last of the ten archangels, prince of the divine face or presence, chancellor of Heaven, angel of the covenant, chief of the ministering angels, and the lesser YHWH (the Tetragrammaton). He is charged with the sustenance of mankind. In Talmud and Targum, he is the link between the human and the divine. In his earthly incarnation he was the patriarch Enoch—although Tanhuna Genesis claims he was originally Michael. Talmudic authorities for the most part shy away from identifying Enoch with Metatron (they tend to play down the relationship and even suppress it). In a tale of the marriage of God and Earth (Elohim and Edem), told in the Alphabet of Ben Sirs, God demands from Earth the ”loan” of Adam for 1,000 years. Upon Earth agreeing to the loan, God writes out a formal receipt, and the archangels Michael and Gabriel witnessed this. The receipt is on deposit in the archives of Metatron, the heavenly scribe. Metatron has been variously identified as the dark angel who wrestled with Jacob at Peniel (Genesis 32); as the watchman in ”Watchman, what of the night?” (Isaiah 21); as the Logos; as Uriel; and even as the evil Sammael. It is claimed that Exodus 23:30 refers to Metatron: ”Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee in the way and to bring thee unto the place which I have prepared” (Usually applied to John the Baptist), and Exodus 23:22: ”My name is in him.” In addition, Metatron has been identified as the Liberating Angel and the Shekinah (who is regarded in some sources as Metatron in his female aspect); in Jewish Magic and Superstition he is the ”demiurge of classical Jewish mysticism.” According to the cabala, he is the angel who led the children of Israel through the wilderness after the Exodus; in other occult writings he is described as the twin brother or half-brother of the angel Sandalphon (the twin brothers Ormuzd and Ahriman in Zoroastrian lore). With the possible exception of Anafiel, he is the tallest angel in Heaven, and the greatest, apart from the ”eight great princes, the honored and revered ones, who are called YHWH by the name of their king.” Jewish legend relates that upon Metatron, while still Enoch, a mortal, arriving in Heaven, he was transformed into a spirit of fire and equipped with thirty-six pairs of wings as well as innumerable eyes. The meaning of the name Metatron has never been satisfactorily explained. Eleazor of Worms thought it derived from the Latin metator, a guide or measure. Hugo Odeberg advanced the hypothesis that the name originated in Jewish circles and ”should be regarded as a pure Jewish invention, viz., a metonym for the term ‘little YHWH.’” He is inclined to interpret the name as meaning ”one who occupies the throne next to the divine throne.” Accordingly Metatron is said to reside in the 7th Heaven, the dwelling place of God. He appears when invoked, ”as a pillar of fire, his face more dazzling than the sun.” Gershom Scholem, on the basis of The Apocalypse of Abraham believes the name might be a ”vox mystica” for Yahoel (God). Metatron has also been identified as Isaiah’s suffering servant, the Messiah of Christian theology. The seventy-two names of God find a match in the seventy-two (and more) names of Metatron. He has been credited with the authorship of Psalms 37:25 according to Talmud Yebamoth 16b; and the authorship, in part, of Isaiah 24:16. In The Zohar Metatron is spoken of as Moses’ rod, ”from one side of which comes life and from the other, death.” In the Traditions of the Jews he is indeed the supreme angel of death, to whom God daily gives orders as to the souls to be ”taken” that day. These orders Metatron transmits to his subordinates Gabriel and Sammael. That Metatron was considered mightier than either Michael or Gabriel is the view expressed in the Chronicles of Jerahmeel. Here the story goes that where neither of the two great Biblical angels were able to eject Jannes and Jambres, the Egyptian wizards, from Heaven (where they managed to ascend by witchcraft), Metatron was able to accomplish their expulsion. In Yalkut Hadash, he is said to be ”appointed over Michael and Gabriel.” As for his size or height, The Zohar estimates it to be ”equal to the breadth of the whole world.” One of Metatron’s secret names is Bizbul (according to the Visions of Ezekiel, however , no meaning is given). The Gnostics and Their Remains says of Metatron; ”This is the Persian Mithra.” In Jewish angelology he is ”the angel who caused another angel to announce, before the Flood, that God would destroy the world.” Among many other missions or deeds credited to him is the staying of Abrahm’s habd on the point of sacrificing Isaac. But this 11th hour intercession has also been attributed to Michael, Zadkiel, Tadhiel, and of course to the ”angel of the Lord.” Finally, according to the Talmud, he is the ”teacher of prematurely dead children in Paradise.”

Metrator ”a most holy angel” invoked in magickal operations, specifically the one ”concerning the Needle and other Iron Instruments,” and are advised to recite versicle from Psalm 31, and 42.

Miahel One of the Zodiac angels.

Mibi A ministering angel.

Michael ”who is as God” In Biblical and post-Biblical lore, Michael ranks as the greatest of all angels, whether in Jewish, Christian, or Islamic writings, secular or religious. He derives originally from the Chaldeans by whom he was worshipped as something of a god. He is chief of the order of virtues, chief of the archangels, prince of the presence, angel of repentance, righteousness, mercy, and sanctification; also ruler of the 4th Heaven, tutelary sar of Israel, guardian of Jacob, conqueror of Satan (even though Satan is still around and unvanquished). His mystery name is Sabbathiel. In Islamic writings he is called Mika’il. As the deliverer of the faithful he accords, in the Avesta, with Saosyhant the Redeemer. Midrash Rabba credits him with the authorship of the whole of Psalm 85. Additionally, he has been identified with the angel who destroyed the hosts of Sennacherib (also ascribed to Uriel, Gabriel, and Ramiel) and as the angel who stayed Abraham’s hand when he was about to sacrifice Isaac (also ascribed to Tadhiel, Metatron, and others). In Jewish lore, ”the fire that Moses saw in the burning bush had the appearance of Michael, who had descended from Heaven as the forerunner of the Shekinah.” (Zagzagel is usually designated the angel of the burning bush.) According to Talmud Berakot 35, he is recognized by Sarah as one of the three ”men” whom Abraham entertained unawares. Legend speaks of Michael having assisted four other great angels (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, and Metatron) in the burial of Moses, Michael clashing with Satan for possession of the body. In mystic and occult writings, he has often been identified with the Holy Ghost, the Logos, God, Metatron, and others. In Baruch III, he ”holds the keys to the kingdom of Heaven” which, traditionally is St. Peter. In the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics IV, the article ”Demons and Spirits” speaks of the earliest traditions in Muslim lore as locating Michael in the 7th Heaven ”on the borders of the Full Sea, crowned with an innumerable array of angels”; and after describing his wings as ”of the color of green emerald,” continues saying he ”is covered with saffron hairs, each of them containing a million faces and mouths and as many tongues which, in a million dialects, implore the pardon of Allah.” In ancient Persian lore, he was called Beshter, ”one who provides sustenance for mankind,” which would equate him with Metatron. Here it is revealed that the cherubim were formed from the tears Michael shed over the sins of the faithful. Christians invoke Michael as St. Michael, the benevolent angel of death, in the sense of deliverance and immortality, and for leading the souls of the faithful ”into the eternal light.” To the Jews, he is the ”viceroy of Heaven” (a title applied to ha-Satan before he fell). With Gabriel, he is the most commonly portrayed angel in the works of the classical masters. He is depicted most often as winged, with unsheathed sword, the warrior of God and slayer of the Dragon (a role later apportioned to St. George). As the angel of the final reckoning and the weigher of souls (along with Dakiel, Zehanpuryu, and others) he holds the scales of justice. Fra Filippo Lippi portrayed him kneeling and offering a taper, as the angel who announces to Mary her approaching death. An oriental legend tells of Michael cutting off the hands of ”a wicked Jewish high priest” who had attempted to overturn the bier of the just-deceased Mary; however, the hands of the ”audacious Jew” were reunited to his body at the intercession of St. Peter. Among the Dead Sea Scrolls there is one titles the War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness. Here he is called the ”Prince of Light.” He leads the angels of light in battle against the legions of the angels of darkness who are under the command of Belial. The Legends of the Jews regard him as the forerunner of the Shekinah; as the angel who brought Asenath from Palestine as a wife to Joseph; as the one who saved Daniel’s companions from the fire; as the intermediary between Mordecai and Esther; as the destroyer of Babylon, etc., etc. He is also said to have informed the fallen angels of the Deluge. When he wept, his tears changed into precious stones. The latest news on him is that Pope Pius XII declared him to be (in 1950) the patron of policemen.

Michar In gnosticism, a power, along with Mikhar, ”set over the waters of life.”

Microprosopus ”the left side” of the operative good in cabalistic cosmogony; he was formed out of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th sefiroth.

Midael A ”chief and captain” in the celestial army. The Magus cites him as an angel of the order of warriors.

Midrash One of the many names of Metatron.

Miel A Wednesday angel and an angel of Mercury.

Migon One of the many names of Metatron.

Mihael An angel of the order of virtues with charge over conjugal fidelity and fertility. He is one of the angels bearing the name of God Shemhamphorae.

Miha’il In Muslim lore, an angel in the 2nd Heaven and in charge of a group of angels (in the guise of eagles) engaged in worshipping Allah.

Mihr, Mihir, Miher, Mithra According to ancient Persian lore, the angel presiding over the month of September and over the 16th day of September. He watched over friendship and love. The magi believed that on Judgment Day, two angels would stand on the bridge called al Sirat to examine every person crossing. Mihr, representing divine mercy, and holding a balance in his hand, would weigh the person’s actions and if found worthy, they would be permitted to pass on to Paradise. But, if found unworthy, then Sorush, representing divine justice, would hurl them into Hell.

Mijcol, Mijkol An angel of the Seal.

Mikael An angel who influences the decisions of monarchs, nobles, and governors; also useful in uncovering conspiracies against states. His corresponding angel is Arpien.

Mikail, Mikhael, Michael In Arabic lore, a guardian angel invoked in rites of exorcism.

Mikhar, Mikheua In gnosticism one of the celestial powers with dominion over the springs of the waters of life (heavenly baptism).

Mikiel One of the Zodiac angels.

Milkiel, Melkeyal, Tamaani ”my kingdom is God” An angel who rules over spring.

Milliel A Wednesday angel residing in the 2nd or 3rd Heaven and invoked from the south.

Miniel In occult lore, one of the great luminaries whose chief virtue is that he can, when invoked, induce love in an otherwise cold and reluctant maid; but for best results invoke from the south. He is also invoked for spells for the manufacture and use of magic carpets.

Mirael A ”chief and captain” of the celestial armies, invoked in Solomonic magick.

Miri an angel of an hour.

Miriael an angel of the order of warriors.

Misran Genius of prosecution and one of the genii of the 12th hour.

Missabu A Monday angel of the air serving Arcan.

Missaln One of the angels of the moon serving on Monday and may be invoked.

Mitatron A Wednesday angel residing in the 3rd Heaven and invoked from the west.

Mithghiiel A’ One of the angel princes of the Hosts of X.

Mithra, Mitra, Mihir, Ized In Vedic cosmology one of the shining gods, analogous to the Judaeo-Christian angels. He has been identified with Metatron. In Persian theology, he is one of the twenty-eight izeds (spirits) that surround the great god Ahura Mazda. He ”rises from a paradise in the east, has 1,000 ears and 10,000 eyes.” Among Aryans, he is a god of light. In Heaven he assigns places to the souls of the just.

Mitmon An angel summoned in goetic magick.

Miton One of the many names of Metatron.

Mitzrael, Mizrael One of the archangels in the cabala who induces obedience on the part of inferiors toward superiors. He bears the name of God Shemhamphorae. His corresponding angel is Homoth.

Mivon One of the many names of Metatron.

Mizabu A spirit of the four quarters of the Universal Mansions, called on in Monday invocations.

Mizan An angel invoked in Arabic incantations.

Mizgitari Angel of eagles and of the 7th hour.

Mizkun Angel of amulets and of the 1st hour.

Mizumah The angel who ”attended the servants of God and promoted the better faith,” in ancient Persia.

Mnesinous In the Revelation of Adam to his Son Seth, one of the great celestial powers ”who are to draw the elect up to Heaven.”

Moak(k)ibat The recording angel in Muslim lore. Identified with Pravuil or Radueriel in Judaeo-Christian lore, or as Nebo (Nebu) in Babylonian lore. The term ”al Moakkibat” means two guardian angels who write down men’s activities. They succeed each other daily.

Modiel One of the many guards at the gates of the East Wind.

Modiniel An angel of Mars, his corresponding intelligence is Graphael.

Monadel One of the angels bearing the name of God Shemhamphorae.

Morael, Moriel In goetic lore the angel of awe or fear who rules the month of Elul (August-September). He can make all things in the world invisible.

Morax [Forfax]

Mordad In ancient Persian lore, the angel of death.

Moroni The Mormon angel of God, son of ”Mormon, the last great leader of the Nephites.”

Mqttro One of the nomina barbara “that ministers to the son of man.”

Mrgioial One of the nomina barbara and among the four angels appointed by God to the Sword.

Mtniel An angel, who with Jehiel and Hayyel, has dominion over wild beasts.

Mufgar In hechaloth lore, a guard of the 1st heavenly hall.

Muffiel In hechaloth lore, a guard of the 7th heavenly hall.

Mumiah An angel with control over the sciences of physics and medicine and is in charge of health and longevity. His corresponding angel is Atembui.

Mumol An angel invoked along with Mutuol in the consecration of Pen and Ink.

Mupiel ”out of the mouth of God” An angel invoked for obtaining a good memory and an open heart in Mosaic incantation rites.

Murdad The angel of July and governor of the 7th day of the month in Persian lore. When identified with Azrael, he is the angel who separates the body from the soul at death.

Muriel, Murriel (from the Greek ”myrrh”) The angel of June and ruler of the sign of Cancer. He is a ruler of the order of dominations. When invoked from the south he can provide the invocant with a magick carpet. He serves Veguaniel as one of the chief officers of the 3rd hour of the day.

Musanios In Gnostic lore, an aeon of the lower ranks, yet he is ruler of the realm of the invisible.

Mutuol An angel invoked in the consecration of Pen and Ink.

Mzpopiasaiel A leader of the angels of wrath.


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