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Aamon

Aamon is an ancient demon who has many shapes and over the centuries he has been written about he has many different influences and dark abilities. He is a personal assistant of Ashtaroth (Ashtaroth was a demonic goddess). He is one of four personal assistants of the demon goddess Ashtaroth. 

Date of Discovery

The earliest known written record of Aamon is dated to 1583.

Name

Aamon from the Dictionnaire Infernal - Grand Marquis of Hell
Aamon from the Dictionnaire Infernal

Aamon is also known by Amon, and Amun. His name means  “who induces to eagerness.” Aamon’s name scores a number 9 on Chaldean numerology. Chaldean numerology is a system that identifies one’s true self based on a mix of their birthdate and/or legal name. A number 9 represents a personality that is an enforcer of Karma and Justice.

Physical Description

At times he appears with a wolf’s body and a serpent’s tail, in which shape he can breathe fire–at other times, he appears with a man’s body, with a raven’s head that possesses a set of dog’s teeth. This description, of course, varies in different sources.

Origin

According to the Dictionnaire Infernal written by Collin de Plancy in 1818, Aamon commands forty legions of demons and carries the title of prince.

Also related to the primary Egyptian God Amon or Amun.

He is also Associated with the God Baal Hammon who was a weather god, and the king of gods, in Ancient Carthage. It is said that people would burn their children as offerings to Baal Hammon in hopes for prosperous weather.

Aamon and demons from Dictionnaire Infernal
Aamon and demons from Dictionnaire Infernal

Mythology and Lore

The Symbol of Aamon - Grand Marquis of Hell
The Symbol of Aamon

He is found in any Abrahamic religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam etc..)

His father is a God and mother is Asherah. Asherah is the wife of God and mother of all Demons in ancient semitic religions.

Christian demonology states that he holds the most power during day time. He has psychic powers that allow him to know the power of his enemies and detect those nearby. He can extend spikes from his wrists, tail, and wings that can cut through any organic material. He can fire off powerful energy bolts that gradually build in power. He can extend his limbs and breathe underwater. It is speculated that he has even more power than this.

He makes men and women fall in love with each other, and he settles disputes between friends and enemies.

Grand Grimoire

Excerpt from Pseudomonarchia daemonum by Johann Wier in 1583

“Amon, or Aamon, is a great and mighty marques, and commeth abroad in the likeness of a Wolf, having a serpents tail, [vomiting] flames of fire; when he putteth on the shape of a man, he sheweth out dogs teeth, and a great head like to a mighty [night hawk]; he is the strongest prince of all other, and understandeth of all things past and to come, he procureth favor, and reconcileth both friends and foes, and ruleth forthy legions of devils.”

Excerpt from The Goetia by S.L. MacGregor Mathers

“The Seventh Spirit is Amon. He is a Marquis great in power, and most stern. He appeareth like a Wolf with a Serpent’s tail, vomiting out of his mouth flames of fire, but at the command of the Magician he putteth on the shape of a Man with Dog’s teeth beset in a head like a Raven; or else like a Man with a Raven’s head (simply). He telleth all things Past and to Come. He procureth feuds and reconcileth controversies between friends. He governeth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this which is to be worn as aforesaid, etc.”

You think me a savage beast? Unlike you, I preside over forty legions of squabbling beasts, thirsty for gore and viscera. Whatever your position is, I am a mountain to your anthill.

Aamon



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Alaska Triangle

Date of Discovery

Unknown

Name – Alaska Triangle

Description

If you draw a line from Barrow in the Northernmost region of Alaska stretching down to Anchorage and then East to Juneau you create the area known as the Alaska Triangle. The triangle is made up of some of the most remote wilderness on the planet.

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Origin

Unknown

Lore

20,000 people have gone missing in the triangle in the last 50 years making it one of the highest missing persons location in the world. Aside from missing people it is said that over 2,000 airplanes have also gone missing within the triangle.

Inuit legends like Keelut or the Qalupalik are amongst the reasons the locals believe people go missing. Tlingit Indian lore talks about shapeshifting demons called Kushtaka (aka the Ottermen) that also take humans. Some are likely lost hikers, adventurers, and hunters taken by severe weather but the sheer numbers suggest something else. In 1972 House Majority Leader Hale Boggs’ Cessna went missing. The plane was carrying 5 men and a pilot U.S. House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, Alaska Congressman Nick Begich, an aide, Russell Brown, and their bush pilot Don Jonz. After months of searching neither the plane nor the passengers were ever found.

Akin to the Bermuda Triangle some believe the area contains an electromagnetically influenced “vile vortex.” This negative energy is believed to create confusion, nightmares, health issues and is said to distort electronic signals causing plane crashes and equipment malfunctions.

There are also stories of unexplained lights, creatures that cannot be explained, and even alien/UFO sightings.

Finally rumors of Bigfoot have also been cited as possible reasons why so many people go missing.

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Bael or Baal

He is described as a hoarsely-voiced king with the power to make men invisible, wise and rules over legions of demons. The number of legions seems to vary from 60-80 depending on the text. Bael is considered a subordinate of Lucifer himself. Bael has been known as the first king of the underworld. He is prominent in ancient literature and is a significant demon king of the underworld.

In 1899, the Encyclopædia Biblica article Baal by W. Robertson Smith and George F. Moore states:”
That Baal was primarily a sun-god was for a long time almost a dogma among scholars, and is still often repeated. This doctrine is connected with theories of the origin of religion which are now almost universally abandoned. The worship of the heavenly bodies is not the beginning of religion. Moreover, there was not, as this theory assumes, one god Baal, worshipped under different forms and names by the Semitic peoples, but a multitude of local Baals, each the inhabitant of his own place, the protector and benefactor of those who worshipped him there. Even in the astrotheology of the Babylonians the star of Bel was not the sun: it was the planet Jupiter. There is no intimation in the OT that any of the Canaanite Baals were sun-gods, or that the worship of the sun (Shemesh), of which we have ample evidence, both early and late, was connected with that of the Baals; in 2 K. 235 cp 11 the cults are treated as distinct.”

Beelzebub

Date of Discovery

In progress…

Name

The demon Beelzebub’s name has a variety of different spellings, he is alternatively known as Beelzebul, Beelzebuth, Belzebuth, Baalzebub, Baal-zebub Beelzeboul, Baalsebul, Belzaboul, Belzebud, Beezelbub, Beelzebus, Ba’al Zevuv, and Ba’al-zebub.

By the Ancient Cyrenians, Beelzebub was referenced as Achor, which translated loosely to “Lord of the High House,” in correlation to the Canaanite chief god “Baal the Prince.” It was changed though, due to the fact that “Lord of the High House,” could only be used to reference Solomon in his temple, at which time he was then known as Beelzebub (and it’s many variations), which all mean, “Lord of the Flies.”

Physical Description

In progress…

Origin

Originally worshipped as a deity by the Philistines, with an ancient suggested association between this Philistine God and cults of flies. Every account of his name is derived from a different culture during biblical times, which has caused determinable differences to be references for this particular demon.

Mythology and Lore

One of the seven demon lords, the moniker of, “Lord of the Flies,” was highly accurate, due to Beelzebub’s powers to control the outbreak of disease; as one of the most infamous demonic figures, he would cause flies to swarm upon corpses, so they may spread the diseases of the dead to the living. in Solomon’s Testament, Beelzebub is synonymous with Lucifer and claims to cause destruction through the creation tyrants, causing demons to be worshipped among men, exciting priests to lust, causing jealousy and murders within cities, as well as bringing war. Beelzebub is mentioned several times in the New Testament, often referenced as the Chief of the Demons:

Matthew 12:24-27 NIV

24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”
25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 
26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 
27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

Mark 3:22 NIV

22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.”

Luke 11:15-18 NIV

15 But some of them said, “By Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.” 
16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.
17 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.
18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebul.

Within the current lore of demonology, when Satan was cast down from Heaven after rebelling, he brought along with him many indomitable seraphim–keeping in mind that Satan and all demons were originally angelic beings–who fought on his side. Beelzebub did not possess the power to tempt men with pride until he was cast down to Hell. By the Pharisees, he was called the “Prince of Devils,” perhaps referring to his dominion over Hell which was granted to him by Jesus for his assistance in releasing the unbaptized saints from Hell so they may ascend to Heaven, despite the objections of Satan. Prior to him doing this favor for Jesus, Satan outranked Beelzebub as the master of Hell, but by the sixteenth century, Johann Wierus a Christian demonologist listed him as the Supreme Chieftain of Hell, with Satan as a subordinate.

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Dagon

The god Dagon is first found in extant records as far back as 2500 BC. There were records of him found in Mari and Syria in ancient Mesopotamia. He is also seen in the inscriptions of Assyria and Babylonia where he is described as a protector god or warrior god. Expeditions have uncovered a temple of Dagon in the city of Ugarit an ancient port city in northern Syria.

Dagan is also seen in the 12th century B.C. Philistines (seen below), which we would know as Isreal today. The Canaanites who were Aegean people that settled on the southern coast of the area had a pagan god named Dagon. He was considered a fertility god who eventually became an important Semitic god.

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In the Hebrew Semitic dialect dag, means fish, and Dagan or Dagon means little fish. Some linguists interpret the name as meaning grain in the ancient language of the Canaanites thus the references to both grain and fish he is often associated with. He might be the first instance of the merman as he is described as having a human head or torso and fish body.

Dagon was also known as a warring god though. He had orchestrated a great war against the Hebrews and their God, Adonai.

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Dagon is often seen in horror movies and series. Also, notably covered by HP Lovecraft:

Horror Movies and Series featuring Dagon

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Order of Dagon were the protectors of the Key.

In the film The Evil Dead, Dagan is one of the five Kandarian demons related to the Necronomicon.

He is again seen in  Evil Dead II where he is sent through time via the portal that is opened.

He later combines with Ash to become “Evil Ash” in Army of Darkness.

In the Devil’s Harvest, the demon is referred to as Dagan.

In the film Blade Trinity,  Babylonians refer to him as the Vampire God “Dagon”, the father of the vampire race.

In the Supernatural season 12 Dagon is referred to as a “Prince of Hell” and is a recurring demon throughout the season.

Books

Notably, Dagon also shows up in epic horror writer HP Lovecraft’s short story titled simply “Dagon” from July 1917