Baal – (1) General of the Infernal Armies. (2) Grand Duke. 66 Legions. Guile, ruthless cunning and ability to become invisible. (3) Commander-in-Chief of the Infernal Armies, Grand Cross of the Order of the Fly. (4) A king ruling in the East, who Imparts invisibility and wisdom. He appears with a human head, or with that of a toad or cat, but sometimes with all at once. He speaks in a hoarse voice. (5) Baal means lord and was a title given to many local deities in Syria and Palestine. The supreme Baal was the great fertility god of the Canaanites, whose worship involved the sacrifice of children by burning. ‘They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal’. Attempts have been made to connect him with the Celtic sun gods Belenus and Belinus and with Beltane, the Celtic fire-festival on the first of May, but the connection seems to rest on a false etymology. The Lemegeton says that Baal appears with a toad’s or cat’s head and has a hoarse voice. He imparts wisdom and invisibility. (6) Evil chief of Netzach.
Baalberith – (1) Demon of the Second Order. Master of the Infernal Alliance. Male. (2) Tempts men to blasphemy and murder. (3) He is said to be the keeper of the archives of Hell. (4) Minister of the Treaties. (5) Another Canaanite god, ‘lord of the covenant’, a god who presided over agreements, in fact, was among many devils, including Beelzebub, Astaroth, and Asmodeus, who took possession of Sister Madeleine of Demandolx of the Ursuline convent at Aix-en-Provence in the early seventeenth century.
Baalzephon – (1) Captain of the Guard and Sentinels of Hell. Male.
Babael – A demon known as teh Keeper of Graves.
Bacaron – A servitor of Asmodeus. First born.
Bachelor – The name given to his satanic majest, when he appeared in the guise of a great he-goat, for the purpose of love intercourse with the witches.
Bad – A Jinn of Persia who is supposed to have command over the winds and tempests. He presides over the 22nd day of the month.
Badad – A servitor of Oriens, Paimon, Ariton and Amaymon. Solitary.
Bael – (1) Alluded to being the first monarch of Hell’s Eastern Regions. Male. (2) 66 Legions of Infernal Spirits. (3) A demon cited in the Grand Grimoire and head of infernal powers. It is with him that Wierius commences his inventory of the famous Pseudonomarchia Daemonum. He has three heads, one, that of a crab, another that of a cat, and the third that of a man.
Bafamal – A servitor of Astaroth.
Bahal – A servitor of Astaroth. To disturb.
Bahaman – A jinn who, according to Persian tradition, appeased anger, and in consequence governed oxen, sheep and all animals of a peaceful disposition.
Bairiron – So called because they are derived from the 4th evil force, viz. Samael the Black. Their colors are dull and black. Their form is a dragon-lion.
Balaken – A servitor of Oriens. Ravagers.
Balalos – A servitor of Oriens, Paimon, Ariton and Amaymon. To throw.
Balam – (1) King. 40 Legions of Spirits. True answers of things past, present and future. Gives invisibility and wit. (2) A terrible and powerful king, appears with three heads, the first like that of a bull, the second like that of a man, and the third like a ram. With the tail of a serpent and eyes flaming fire, he rides upon a furious bear, carrying a goshawk on his wrist, and speaking with a hoarse voice. He gives true answers as to past, present, and future, makes men go invisible, and imparts wit.
Balan – (1) Prince of Hell. (2) A monarch great and terrible among the infernal powers. He has three heads, those of a bull, man and ram. Joined to these is the tail of a serpent, the eyes of which burn with fire. He bestrides an enormous bear. He commands 40 legions, and rules over finesse, ruses and middle courses.
Balban – A demon of delusion.
Balfori – A servitor of Beelzebub. Lord of producing.
Bali – An ancient Indian demon, king of the Daityas. He ruled the sky and the earth, but his power was wrested from him by Vishnu in the avatara of Vamana, the dwarf. Since then, he rules the underworld.
Baltazo – One of the demons who possessed a young woman of Laon, Nicole Aubry, in 1566. He went to sup with her husband, under the pretext of freeing her from demon-possession, which he did not accomplish. It was observed that at the supper he did not drink, which shows that some demons are averse to water.
Balternis – A servitor of Magoth and Kore.
Baphomet – The goat idol of the Templars and the deity of the sorcerers’ Sabbath. The name is composed of three abbreviations: Tem. Ohp. Ab, Templi onmium hominum pacis abhas, “the father of the temple of universal peace among men.” Some hold that the Baphomet was a monstrous head, other that it was a demon in the form of a goat. An account of a veritable Baphometic idol is as follows: “A pantheistic and magickal figure of the absolute. The torch placed between the two horns represents the equilibrating intelligence of the triad. The goat’s head, which is synthetic, and unites some characteristics of the dog, bull and ass, represents the exclusive responsibility of matter and the expiation of bodily sins in the body; they make the sign of esotericism above and below, to impress mystery on initiates, and they point at two lunar crescents, the upper being white and the lower being black, to explain the correspondences of good and evil, mercy and justice. The lower part of the body is veiled, portraying the mysteries of universal generation, which is expressed solely by the symbol of the caduceus. The belly of the goat is scaled, and should be colored green, the semicircle above should be blue; the plumage, reaching to the breast, should be of various hues. The goat has female breasts, and thus its only human characteristics are those of maternity and toil, otherwise the signs of redemption. On its forehead, between the horns and beneath the torch, is the sign of the microcosm, or the pentagram with one beam in the ascendant, symbol of human intelligence, which placed thus below the torch, makes the flame of the latter an image of divine revelation. This Pantheos should be seated on a cube, and its footstool should be a single ball, or a ball and a triangular stool.”
Bar-Lgura – A semitic demon who sits on the roofs of houses and leaps on the inhabitants. People so afflicted are called d’baregara.
Barbas – According to the medieval hierarchies he was the demon of mechanics.
Barbatas – Duke. 30 Legions of Spirits. Knows past and things to come.
Barbatos – A great count and duke, who appears when the sun is in Sagittarius with four noble kings and three companies of troops; he give instruction in all the sciences, reveals treasures concealed by enchantment, know the past and future, reconciles friends and those in power and is of the Order of the Virtues.
Barqu – A demon in whose keeping was the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Baruel – A servitor of Magoth and Kore. Nourishment; food.
Bathin – (1) Duke. 30 Legions of Spirits. Knows virtues of herbs and stones. (2) A mighty duke, who appears like a strong man with a serpent’s tail, riding on a pale horse. He knows the virtues of herbs and precious stones, and can transport men swiftly from one country to another.
Bathym – Also called Marthim, a duke of the infernal regions. He has the appearance of a robust man, but his body ends in a serpents tail. He bestrides a steed of livid color. He is well versed in the virtues of herbs and precious stones. He is able to transport men from one place to another with wondrous speed. 30 Legions.
Bayemon – (1) Monarch of the Western Regions. Male. (2) The grimoire of Pope Honorius gives this name as that of a powerful demon whom it addresses as monarch or the western parts of the infernal regions. To him the following invocation is addressed: “O King Bayemon, most mighty, who reigneth towards the western part, I call upon thee and invoke thy name in the name of the Divinity. I cammand thee in the name of the most high to present thyself before this circle, thee and the other spirits who are thy subjects, in the name of Passiel and Rosus, for the purpose of replying to all that which I demand of thee. If thou dost not come, I will torment thee with a sword of heavenly fire. I will augment thy pains and burn thee. Obey O King Bayemon.”
Bearded Demon – The demon who teaches the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone. He is but little known. The demon barbu is not be confused with Barbartos, a great and powerful demon who is a duke in Hades, nor with Barbas, who is interested in mechanics. It is said that the Bearded Demon is so called on account of his remarkable beard.
Bechard – (1) Alluded to in the Key of Solomon. Brings forth rain, thunder and hail. Male. (2) Has power over winds and tempests, over lightning, hail and rain, by means of a charm with toads and other things of this nature.
Beelzebub – (1) Prince of Demons. Lord of the Flies. (2) According to Wierius, Supreme Chief of the Infernal Empire, founder of the Order of the Fly. (3) To some, appears occasionally under monstrous forms, such as the figure of a misshapen calf, or that of a goat having a long tail; at the same time, he manifests most frequently under the semblance of an enormous fly. When angered, he vomits floods of water and howls like a wolf. (4) Lord of the Flies, was the chief of demons in Jewish popular belief at the times of Christ, who was accused of casting out devils by Beelzebub, ‘the prince of devils’. He was originally Baal-zebub, god of the Philistine city of Ekron, to whom King Ahaziah sent for an oracle, much to the annoyance of the prophet Elijah. The divination by the flight of flies was practiced by the god’s priests. (5) Also written as Belzebud, Beelzebuth, and Beelzeboul. From Hebrew, BOL – lord, ZBVB – fly of flies; Lord of Flies. Some derive the name from Syriac, “Beel d’boro” – Master of Calumny or nearly the same signification as the Greek word DIABOLOS, when are derived the modern French and English Diable, and Devil. (6) Evil chief of Binah.
Behemiron – Whose arms are drived from Behemoth, and their colors are black and brown. Their forms like those of awful beasts, like hippos and an elephant, but crushed flat, or as if their skin was spread out flat over the body of a beetle or cockroach.
Behemoth – (1) Gluttony. (2) Grand Cupbearer of the Royal Household. (3) The synthesis of the head of Behemiron.
Beleth – (1) King. 85 Legions of Spirits. Causes love until the magickian has had his full. (*considered by some sources to be dangerous.) (2) A terrible and mighty king, riding on a pale horse, preceded by all manner of musicians. He is very furious when first summoned, and must be commanded into a triangle or circle with the hazel wand of the Magickian pointed to the southeast. He must be received courteously and with homage, but a silver ring must be worn on the middle finger of the left hand, which must be held against the face. He procures love between man and woman, and is of the Order of the Powers.
Belial – (1) Crown Prince of Hell. Northern quadrant. Keeper of the earth. Stability. (2) King. 80 Legions of Spirits. Must have offering and gifts. (3) Ambassador in Turkey. (4) A mighty king, created next after Lucifer, appears in the form of a beautiful angel seated in a chariot of fire, and speaking with a pleasant voice. He fell first amongst the superior angels who went before Michael and other heavenly angels. He distributes preferences of senatorships, causes favors of friends and foes, and gives excellent familiars. (5) The worthless one and the demon of lies, also seems to have been an evil spirit from the start. His name may be a contraction of the Hebrew beli ya’al, ‘without worth’. The Jews sometimes regarded him as the chief of devils and he is the leader of the forces of evil in The War of the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness, one of the Dead Sea scrolls. ‘But for corruption thou hast made Belial, an angel of hostility. All his dominion is in darkness, and his purpose is to bring about wickedness and guilt. All the spirits that are associated with him are but angels of destruction.’ When summoned, he appears as a beautiful angel and speaks in a deceptively soft, pleasant voice. (6) From Hebrew, BLIOL, a wicked one. (7) A black, bloated man-dragon. He who denied god, and he that unites the force of Chokmah.
Belphegor – (1) Demon of discoveries and inventions. Comes in the shape of a woman and bestows riches. Androgynous. (2) Demon of inventions and wealth. (3) Seduces men to evil and wealth. (4) Ambassador in France. (5) Evil chief of Tiphareth. (6) Originally called Baal-Peor as a Moabite deity, and was adored on Mount Phegor. For his generative and productive powers, he was worshipped in the form of a phallus. In the Kabbalah, Belphgor is the archdemon of the Togarini, whose name means the ‘wranglers.’
Bensozia – Chief Deviless of the Gauls. She was also called Nocticula, Herodias, and “The Moon.” One finds in the manuscripts of the church at Couserans, that the ladies of the fourteenth century were said to go on horseback to the nocturnal revelries of Bensozia. All of them were forced to inscribe their names in a sabbatic catalogue along with those of the sorcerers proper, and after this ceremony they believed themselves to be fairies.
Berith – (1) Second Order Demon. (2) Duke. 26 Legions of Spirits. A great liar. (3) A terrible duke, appearing in the form of a soldier in red apparel, with a golden crown, and bestriding a red horse. The ring used for Berith is required for his evocation. He gives true answers of things past, present and to come, turns all metals into gold, gives and confirms dignities. He speaks in a clear and persuasive voice, but is a great liar, and his advice must not be trusted.
Bethor – A person dignified by his character may be exalted to illustrious positions and can obtain large treasures. Reconciles the spirit of air to man. He will give true answers, transport precious stones and compose medicine having miraculous effects. He grants familiars of the firmament and can prolong life to 700 years.
Beyreva – Indian demon, master of souls that roam through space after being changed into airy demons. It is said to have crooked nails with which it lopped off one of Brahma’s heads.
Bhutamata – A Hindu demon goddess. She is the form of Parvati.
Bialot – A servitor of Astaroth and Asmodeus. Absorption.
Biffant – A little-known demon, chief of a legion who entered the body of one Denise de la Caille and who was obliged to sign with his claws the process verbal of exorcisms.
Bifrons – (1) Demon of the dead. 26 Legions. Male. (2) Earl. 60 Legions of Spirits. Makes one knowing in astrology, geometry and other arts and sciences. (3) A demon of monstrous guise that often took the form of a man well versed in astrology and planetary influences. He excels in geometry, the virtues of herbs, precious stones and plants, and it is said that he is able to transport corpses from one place to another. He it is also who lights the strange corpse lights above the tombs of the dead. 26 Legions. (4) A great earl, appears in a monstrous form, but assumes human shape when commanded. He gives proficiency in astrology, geometry, and other mathematical arts; he teaches the virtues of herbs, precious stones, and woods; he changes dead bodies, puts them in other places, and light phantom candles on their graves.
Bilico – A servitor of Beelzebub. Lord of Manifestation.
Bilifares – A servitor of Beelzebub. Lord of division.
Bilifor – A servitor of Beelzebub. Lord of Glory.
Biriel – A servitor of Asmodeus and Magoth. Stonghold of god.
Bitru – (1) Prince of Hell. Awakes lust in the human heart. 70 Legions. Male. (2) Also called Sytry, a great prince of Hell. He appeared in the form of a leopard with the wings of a griffin. But when he adopted a human appearance for the nonce it was invariably one of great beauty. It is he who awakes lust in the human heart.
Blisargon – Known as the Grand Enticer of Thieves, he eventually leads all of his followers to destruction.
Bonifarce – One of the two demons said to have been successfully exorcised from Elisabeth Allier in 1639 by Francois Faconnet. The two demons who had possessed her for twenty years admitted that they had entered her body by means of a crust of bread which they had put into her mouth when she was seven. They fled from her body in the presence of the Holy Sacrament. The other demon’s name was Orgeuil.
Borol – A servitor of Beelzebub. A pit, to bury.
Botis – (1) President and Earl. 60 Legions of Spirits. Causes love of men to women and vice versa. (2) A great president and earl, who appears like a horrid viper, but, when commanded, assumes a human shape, with large teeth and horns. He bears a sharp sword in his hand, discerns the past, present and future, and reconciles friends and foes.
Brulefer – Makes one loved by women.
Bubana – A servitor of Astaroth and Asmodeus. Emptiness.
Bucon – Has the power to incite hatred and jealousy between the two sexes.
Buer – (1) Second class demon. Gives domestic felicity and health to the sick. 15 Legions. Male. (2) Second order. 50 Legions. (3) President. 50 Legions of Spirits. Gives good familiars and heals distempers in man. (4) He has naturally the form of a star, and is gifted with the knowledge of philosophy and the virtues of medicinal herbs. (5) A great president, who appears when the sun is in Sagittarius, and teaches philosophy, logic, the virtues of herbs, etc. He heals all diseases and gives good familiars.
Buk – A servitor of Astaroth and Asmodeus. Perplexity.
Bune – (1) Deals with the dead and cemeteries. 30 Legions. Male. (2) Duke. 30 Legions of Spirits. Gives riches to men, makes them wise and eloquent. Gives true answers to demands. (3) A most powerful demon, and one of the Grand Dukes of the infernal regions. His form is that of a man. He does not speak save of signs only. He removes corpses, haunts cemeteries, and marshals the demons around the tombs and places of the dead. He enriches and renders eloquent those who serve him. The demons who own his sway, called Bunis, are regarded by the Tartars as exceedingly evil. Their power is great and their numbers immense. But their sorcerers are ever in communication with these demons by means of whom they carry on their dark practices. (4) A strong duke, who appears as a three-headed dragon, the heads being respectively those of a dog, griffin, and man. He has a pleasant voice; he changes the places of the dead, causes demons to crowd around sepulchers, gives riches, makes men wise and eloquent, answers questions truly.
Burasen – A servitor of Amaymon. Destroyers of stiffly smoky breath.
Buriol – A servitor of Amaymon. Devouring fire of god.
Buriul – A servitor of Astaroth and Asmodeus. In terror and trembling.
Bushyasta – In Zoroastrian mythology, the yellow demon of lethargy and sloth. He is the evil genius which causes men to oversleep adn neglect their religious duties.
Buta – An evil demon in Indonesian mythology. A demon with hooked teeth is called Buta Cakil.
Butarah – A servitor of Magoth and Kore.
Buyasta – An ancient Persian demon of laziness who tries to prevent people from working. His is one of the Daevas.