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You see, many of you people have mistakenly believed that my lord is a mere demon that governs over lust and depravity, but the truth is, he is more than that. He is the releaser, the one who frees mankind from restraints of morality, allowing them to indulge in their most primal urges. And one of these urges is me, violence and bloodshed, the primal desire for humanity to slaughter one after another until the end of eternity.
Amaymon.

Amaymon is a Prince of Hell who represents the sin of Wrath along with being an Archdemon under Asmodeus.

Overview

Amaymon is a powerful archdemon that is an extra member of the Seven Princes of Hell. Asmoday and sometimes Gaap are said to be his servants. He also has Emlon, Madyconn, Ocarbydatonn, Boytheon and Seere as his servants.

He is the King of either the West or East. Depending on the direction, either Ziminiar, Corson, and Gaap or Egyn, Oriens, and Paimon are treated as the other kings along with him. A silver ring is required to be worn on the middle finger when summoning him, as his deadly breath will kill the summoner otherwise.

Appearance

As a demon, Amaymon is able to take many different forms. His mortal appearances are either that of an old man or a lion.

Amaymon's current human form is that of a teenage boy, standing at 5'8"; an average height. He has a spike of hair which is lightly colored compared to the rest of his dark green hair and has long claw-like black fingernails. He wears a jacket that has cross bones as buttons. He also wears green arm warmers and a black and pink short sleeved shirt (same colour as his spike) under his jacket, with rips at the ends. When he is in his demonized form and at full power, he has longer ears, two horns on his head, an alligator-like tail, and muscular arms like his familiar, all of which are green with red markings.

Personality

Amaymon appears to be calm and collected, but holds his power in a very high regard, very brash and, overall, quite carefree. However, he shows great anger and annoyance when someone ruins his fun, like when Mephistopheles intervened in his fight with a Power. He can be playful and doesn't take his opponents seriously in battle, which suggests that Amaymon is either highly arrogant, or hideously skilled in combat. He has also been shown to care for his familiar, and showed great distress when it was killed.

Powers and Abilities

He is said to have a poisonous breath and in The Lesser Key of Solomon states the Exorcist or conjurer must be in possession of a Silver Ring, duly consecrated and worn on the middle finger as a form of protection against this poisonous astral breath.

In the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, Amaimon is said to know the past, present, and future. He can cause visions and enable people to fly. He provides familiar spirits and can cause other spirits to appear and assume diverse forms. He can summon protection and revive the dead. His domain is the south.

Scot's Discoverie of Witchcraft mentions that Amaimon is known for his dangerous, putrid breath and describes a technique of protection where conjurors wear a magick ring and hold this against their faces to ward away Amaimon's harm. The same technique is advised for the infernal king Bileth. Mathers also notes Amaimon's reputation for fiery or poisonous breath.

  • Brand of Sin - Wrath: As long as he feels rage, Amaymon shall feel no pain nor fear. Only the overwhelming desire to kill his enemy.

History

Myths and Legends

According to some Grimoires, He is said to be the only one who has power that rivals Asmodeus. A curious characteristic of this Spirit is shown during the Evocation of Asmoday to visible appearance, when the Exorcist must stand upright with his Cap or Headdress removed in a show of respect; for if he does not it is Amaymon who will deceive him and doom all his work.

According to Pseudomonarchia Daemonum he is the King of the West, although for some translations of The Lesser Key of Solomon he is King of the East (Although some translations of The Lesser Key of Solomon consider Belial, Beleth, Asmodai and Gaap as the kings of the four cardinal directions, though not giving detail on the cardinal point each rule).

According to the grimoire The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers, Amaymon was one of the eight Sub-Princes, described as an Egyptian devil whom Abramelin restrained from working evil from the third hour till noon and from the ninth till evening. In this text, he is one of eight sub-princes summoned to serve the magician as part of the Holy Guardian Angel rite. Mathers relates his name to a Greek root meaning “terrible violence and vehemence.”

He appears in Wierus's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum under the name Amaymonis. Here he seems to be a chief among evil spirits. He is mentioned in connection with both Asmodeus and Bileth, and he is tied to deception and abominable practices. Although he is associated with the south in the Abramelin material, Amaimon is listed as the “King of the East” in Dr. Rudd's Treatise on Angel Magic. Here, the name of this demon is rendered Amaymon.

Quotes

Both brother and 'mother' have become entranced... How long will it be until he joins them? It'd be good to kill a little time...
Amaymon to himself, after speaking to Mephistopheles.
Who...? Ah, yes. I'm Amaymon, a Demon King. I'm kind of like your big brother... and master. Nice to meet you.
Amaymon
Hah, you think you've won this fight?... You've only lost your damn mind.
Amaymon.
The world is not a song, and there is no demon who better represents that truth more than Amaymon.
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Trivia

  • He is sometimes combined with the Marquis Aamon as the same demon.
  • According to both Mathers and Agrippa, Amaimon's equivalent in Jewish lore is the demon Mahazael.
  • The Abramelin material identifies him as one of the four infernal rulers of the cardinal directions.
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