Gods and Demons Wiki
Advertisement
Demonology is the study of demons and their classifications, aaaaaand that's about it. Honestly, that's just it. Most demonologists I know seem to be more focus about the possible origins of a demon based on their historical and mythological background than they are about their powers and weaknesses that can be used to defeat it. Completely rubbish in my opinion. If you want to know about demons, find a warlock or cambion and ask them to teach you about them. Trust me, it's much quicker and easier than to sit through hundreds of books.
Carl Black

Demonology is the study of demons and/or beliefs about demons, as well the classification of such beings.

Overview

It is primarily based on the Bible (Old and New Testaments), the exegesis of these scriptures, the scriptures of early Christianity philosophers, hermits and the associated traditions and legends incorporated from other beliefs. It is speculated that the study of demonology was started by King Solomon of Israel.

The study of demonology became popular with the rise of Christianity, and categorized demons in several different ways, and included the reassignment of other supernatural beings, like pagan gods (such as Pluto, Isis and Kali) and Fae, into demonic entities.

Description

Since Early Christianity, demonology has developed from a simple acceptance of the existence of demons, to a complex study that has grown from the original ideas taken from Jewish demonology and Christian scriptures. Christian demonology is studied in depth within the Roman Catholic Church, although many other Christian churches affirm and discuss the existence of demons.

They may be nonhuman, separable souls, or discarnate spirits which have never inhabited a body. A sharp distinction is often drawn between these two classes, notably by the Melanesians, several African groups, and others. The Islamic Djinn, for example, are not reducible to modified human souls. At the same time these classes are frequently conceived as producing identical results, e.g. diseases.

Classifications of Demons

Ars Goetia

Pseudomonarchia Daemonum

  • Marquess Gamigin
  • King/President Zagan
  • Marquess Orias
  • President Valac
  • Duke Gremory
  • King/Count Decarabia
  • Duke Amdusias
  • Marquess Andras
  • Marquess Andrealphus
  • President Ose
  • Duke Aim
  • Prince Orobas
  • Duke Vapula
  • Marquess Cimeries
  • President Amy
  • Duke Flauros
  • King Balam
  • Duke Allocer
  • Count Sallos
  • Duke Vual
  • President Haagenti
  • Marquess Phenex
  • Prince Stolas

Livre des Esperitz

Lanterne of Light

Sebastien Michaelis' classification

  • Beelzebub (former Seraphim, opposed by St. Francis of Assisi)
  • Leviathan (former Seraphim, opposed by St. Peter)
  • Asmodeus (former Seraphim, opposed by St. John the Baptist)
  • Berith (former Cherubim, opposed by St. Barnabas)
  • Astaroth (former Throne, opposed by St. Bartholomew)
  • Verrine (former Throne, opposed by St. Dominic)
  • Gressil (former Throne, opposed by St. Bernard)
  • Soneillon (former Throne, opposed by St. Stephen)
  • Carreau (former Power, opposed by St. Vincent and Vincent Ferrer)
  • Carnivale (former Power, opposed by John the Evangelist)
  • Oeillet (former Dominion, opposed by St. Martin)
  • Rosier (former Dominion, opposed by St. Basil)
  • Belial (former Virtue, opposed by St. Francis de Paul)
  • Verrier (former Principality, opposed by St. Bernard)
  • Olivier (former Archangel, opposed by St. Lawrence)
  • Luvart (former common Angel)

Francis Barrett's classification

Grand Grimoire

Munich Manual of Demonic Magic

  • Count/Duke Barbarus
  • Duke Cason
  • President/Count Otius
  • King Curson
  • Duke Alugor
  • Prince Taob
  • President Volach
  • Duke Gaeneron
  • Marquis Tuveries
  • President Hanni
  • Marquis Sucax

Liber Officiorum Spirituum

Dictionnaire Infernal

A

B

C

D

  • Deumus
  • Domovoi
  • Durga

E

F

G

  • Gaap
  • Gamigin
  • Ganga-Gramma

  • Gorson
  • Guayotta
  • Gusion

H

I

J

K

  • Kelen
  • Kimaris
  • Kleudde

L

M

N

  • Naberius
  • Nembroth

O

P

R

  • Ronove
  • Rübezahl

S

  • Succor-benoth
  • Sustrugiel 
  • Sytry

T

  • Tammuz

U

  • Ukobach

V

  • Valac
  • Valafar
  • Vapula
  • Vepar

X

  • Xezbeth

Y

  • Yan-gant-y-tan
  • Yuma pr Koyuyuma

Z

  • Zaebos

  • Zepar

Quotes

Gallery

Trivia

  • Greek philosophers such as Porphyry, who claimed influence from Platonism, and the fathers of the Christian Church, held that the world was pervaded with spirits, the latter of whom advanced the belief that demons received the worship directed at pagan gods.
Advertisement