Demons and Devils
Throughout medieval history and lore (Raban the Moor, Bishop of Seville) we discover that just as there are nine choirs of angels there are nine demons that we are known to face. These are 9 most dangerous devils and demons that the living can encounter. If you believe that you have come in contact with any of these demons, beware. Demons have been documented to oppress, possess and attack the living. In some cases people have died from being exorcised by these particular demons.
False Gods – Beelzebub
In Christian and Biblical texts Beezlebub is often referred as the devil. Christian demonology also refers to Beelzebub as being one of the seven princes of Hell. The Dictionnaire Infernal describes Beelzebub as a demonic fly who is also known as the “Lord of the Flies”.
Lying Spirits – Pytho
In Christian and Biblical texts Pytho is believed to a huge demonic spirit. The term Pytho or Python is first mentioned in ACTS when Paul casts the spirit of divination out of child thought to be possessed.
Iniquitous Spirits – Belial
The term Belial can be found in Hebrew texts which refers to him as the Devil. Belial was also popularized in John Miltons Book, Paradise Lost.
BELIAL came last, than whom a Spirit more lewd
Fell not from Heaven, or more gross to love
Vice for it self: To him no Temple stood
Or Altar smoak’d; yet who more oft then hee
In Temples and at Altars, when the Priest
Turns Atheist, as did ELY’S Sons, who fill’d
With lust and violence the house of God.
In Courts and Palaces he also Reigns
And in luxurious Cities, where the noyse
Of riot ascends above thir loftiest Towrs,
And injury and outrage: And when Night
Darkens the Streets, then wander forth the Sons
Of BELIAL, flown with insolence and wine.
Witness the Streets of SODOM, and that night
In GIBEAH, when hospitable Dores
Yielded thir Matrons to prevent worse rape.
Vengeful Spirits – Asmodeus
The demon is also mentioned in some Talmudic legends, for instance, in the story of the construction of the Temple of Solomon. He was supposed by some Renaissance Christians to be the King of the Nine Hells. Asmodeus also is referred to as one of the seven princes of Hell.
Deluding Spirits – Balban
Otherwise known as the brute demon, this demon stands at least 12 feet tall with a squat, pot-bellied body, massive arms, and thick, rounded legs. Its head resembles that of a trunkless and tuskless elephant. Four great backward curving horns sprout from its head behind its eyes. Its skin is slate gray with darker areas on its underbelly and back.
Creators of tempests – The Powers of the Air
Pazuzu (sometimes Fazuzu or Pazuza) was the king of the demons of the wind, brother of Humbaba and son of the god Hanbi. He also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought. It is also believed that the ouija board demon ZoZo, is an alias for Pazuzu.
Furies – Powers of Evil, War, and Discord
Azazael (Hebrew: עֲזָאזֵל, Azazel; Arabic: عزازيل , Azāzīl) appears in the Bible in association with the scapegoat rite. In some traditions of Judaism, and Christianity, it is the name for a fallen angel. In Rabbinic Judaism it is not a name of an entity but rather means literally “for the complete removal”, ie, designating the goat to be cast out into the wilderness as opposed to the goat sacrificed “for YHWH”.
Accusers – such as Christ cast out
Samael (Hebrew: סמאל, “Venom of God”[ or “Poison of God,” a figure who is accuser (devil), seducer and destroyer, and has been regarded as both good and evil. Rabbinical writings describe Samael as the guardian angel of Esau and a patron of Edom (or, the Roman empire).
Tempters – Mammon
Mammon /ˈmæmən/, in the New Testament of the Bible, is greed or material wealth, and in the Middle Ages was often personified as a deity, and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell.
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