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Ancient Demons and Their Infernal Legacy

Demons have existed in myths and legends since ancient times.  In the hierarchy of evil, as laid out in grimoires and occult texts, each demon has a name and a precise function. In medieval times, people carried out rites of protection as it was believed that every individual was stalked by demons, who waited for a moment of weakness in order to strike.

Demonologists have compiled large volumes including the names and functions of each demon from the infernal hierarchy. These ranged from Satan, the ruler of all demons, down to Ukobach, the demon taking care of the infernal flame. According to legend, as each demon is specialized in a certain domain of activity, it can be invoked for help in that respective area. However, the price of such an invocation is always the soul of the person, who will ultimately end up in Hell. Demons were summoned using special incantations found in demonology catalogs. What follows is a number of examples of demons as they have been presented by Collin de Plancy in his 1863 “Dictionnaire Infernal”.

List of Demons

The most aggressive of all demons is considered to be the so called “Lord of Blood” named Ihrinwe. Criminals and psychopaths were believed to be possessed by this demon, as were violent dictators, who were thought to be under the demon’s control or even actual incarnations of this demon.

Euronymus was invoked by wizards who wanted somebody dead. It is said that this demon liked to feed on rotten flesh.

Beelzebub is the “Lord of Flies” or another form of the Devil. In this incarnation, he is said to be extremely difficult to exorcise.

The main form of the Devil is that of Lucifer. In this form, he can even appear in the form of a clumsy child, but the fallen angel can also take up other forms, some extremely frightening. However, as evil is more convincing in the form of innocence, Lucifer may tend to appear more in the form of the aforementioned child.

"Beelzebub and them that are with him shoot arrows" from John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)

"Beelzebub and them that are with him shoot arrows" from John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) ( Public Domain )

Leonhard is a demon with fox ears and three horns. He is the leader of the witches’ Sabbath. He can appear in the form of a bull or a dog and he is the chief of all witches and wizards.

Behemoth, the “Lord of Greed”, can appear in the form of large animals such as an elephant. His walk is said to cause earthquakes.

Belphegor is a lazy demon in the form of a young girl. He is the “Lord of Lazyness” and is invoked by lazy wizards in order to ease their work or to provide them with ways of becoming rich faster.

Belphegor illustration from the Dictionnaire Infernal

Belphegor illustration from the Dictionnaire Infernal ( Public Domain )

Stolas appears in the form of a wise owl. He is said to command 26 infernal legions and he can teach wizards astrology and the magic of precious stones and plants. He is the patron of all wizards and practitioners of the occult who make use of infernal aid.

Stolas as illustrated by Collin de Plancy in Dictionnaire Infernal. ( Public Domain )

Buer is a demon that moves like a wheel. He teaches wizards logic and philosophy. He can help with one’s career if invoked and he can cure diseases.

Cerberus can also grant gifts of knowledge, but he is a very dangerous demon. One bite from him is enough to cause the death of the one who invoked him.

Buer, the 10th spirit, who teaches "Moral and Natural Philosophy". Illustration by Louis Breton from Dictionnaire Infernal.

Buer, the 10th spirit, who teaches "Moral and Natural Philosophy". Illustration by Louis Breton from Dictionnaire Infernal. ( Public Domain )

Malphas is the demonic patron of builders. In exchange for their souls, he can help builders in their work. Masonic lodges also used to invoke him in some of their rituals.

Adramelech is the demon of excessive pride and he appears in the form of a donkey with peacock feathers.

Image of Adramelech

Image of Adramelech ( Public Domain )

Ukobach is the keeper of the infernal flame and he has the lowest position in the infernal hierarchy. He is credited as the inventor of fireworks.

The Ukobach from Dictionnaire Infernal

The Ukobach from Dictionnaire Infernal ( Public Domain )

Ronwe is the demon who can make love appear in someone’s heart. He can make an evil sorcerer appear loveable to his enemies. Ronwe is also the patron of all magic formulas regardless of the language in which they are written. In this sense, he grants such formulas their magic power.

Ronwe as depicted in the Dictionnaire Infernal

Ronwe as depicted in the Dictionnaire Infernal ( Public Domain )

Flauros is a half cat demon. He is said to be able to see a person’s past, present and future. He also commands 20 infernal legions.

Furfur is a demon appearing in the form of a winged stag. He is the patron of thunder and lightning and used to be invoked in order to maintain peace between enemies.

According to ancient texts, there are just a small number of the thousands of demons that make up the hierarchy of evil, looming over humanity and ready to strike at any moment.

Top image: Demons practicing cannibalism. ( Public Domain )

By Valda Roric

References:

Valda Roric – “Wonders of History and Mythology”

Valda Roric – “From History to Mystery”

Collin de Plancy – “Dictionnaire Infernal”

“Paranormal”, L.V.B. Publishing ANCIENT DEMONS AND THEIR INFERNAL LEGACY

Comments

Pretty sure these pictures of nasty evil beings and their victims (based on true events) have occurred aplenty in the past, are occurring aplenty at present and plan on occurring aplenty on into the seen and unseen future..

Your understanding of ancient needs rearranging. I have proven the power of the zero of time when installed into the mind alters present time by changing LIVE TV AS IT PLAYED , by teleporting my will thousands of miles into another human being. 8-8-15 and 11-23-15 cannot be undone. I am TWELVE MONKEYS, and I must be further back in time than I was targeted. There is no need to fear the future, me. My year is 10,000,000,002,016. My year can be yours just by writing it before your eyes. The magic of the zero is hidden from you right from your beginning. Your day one on Earth is in your year Zero. That makes becoming one the 2nd thing you do, making you the multiple and your multi-verse a playground for 2016 think.

You can imagine people of old saying ' that child is so clumsy he must be the evil reincarnate' before a lengthy exorcism or electric shock therapy etc

there are 2 kinds of demons (from Greek Daimon -Daemon/poetic inspiration/genius) : agathos deimos (good spirits) and kakos deimos (evil entities). This list of ancient demons, first is not ancient, second, its not infernal ( underground land of the deads). Lucifer is not a demon, is a god "Lux feras" (carrier of light), the Morning Star, some kind of Roman version of Ahura Mazda mixed with the cult of planet Venus, Lucifer is the ambassador of astral realm and a traveler like Mercury. Belcebu is not a demon, is the Mesopotamian god Baal (Sun chariot, sun disc, Helios, belios, Apolo). Look at some of this "inferno vademecum" illustration, the owl (Minerva), the peacock god (Malek Taus). My point is: the most of the demons are just pagan gods portrayed as evil forces (kakodaimon) by judeochrisitan interpretation of the ancient religions. Abrahamanic religions, specially the Judaism builded their monotheism in a rush for a national identity, making look bad all gods (foreign religions) as evils, devils, etc...there is a list of most than 50 infernal or demonic beings in the bible, and u can be sure, they are just lesser gods or ad vocations of elder gods of the enemies of Israel.

Dude what?
Can i ask for any further reading?

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