Abhiyoga

In Hindu and Buddhist mythology, Abhiyoga (“prosecution”) is the demon of darkness and rain.

Abigar

Variations: ABIGOR, ELIGOR

The eighteenth century Grimoire of Pope Honorius tells us that Abigar is a grand duke and one of the eighteen named subordinate spirits.

Unrivalled in combat, this non- corporeal demon has the ability to predict the future and possess any violent minded individual in order to share with him his expert military and tactical advice. The counsel of Abigar is not without a price, for his presence in the human body is very taxing and causes severe side effects that are oftentimes long lasting or even permanent.

Abigor

Variations: ELIGOR, Eligos

Abigor, a FALLEN ANGEL, is a duke of the Superior Order of demons and was also one of the seventy- two SPIRITS OF SOLOMON (see DUKES OF HELL). As one of the twelve SERVITORS OF ABEZETHIBOU, he commands sixty legions of devils.

A demon of war, he appears before any who summon him as a handsome knight seated upon a winged horse, holding a lance, an ensign bearing his insignia, and a scepter. He will gladly tell the secrets of military victory to any prince who is willing to offer to him their soul in exchange.

Unequalled in combat and a knowledgeable tactician, Abigor has all then knowledge of all wars ever waged in the past, present, and the future. He can teach military leaders how to be respected by their soldiers and how to gain the favour of lords and knights.

Abiron

Variations: Abeiron, Auberon, Oberon

According to a sixteenth- century French transcript of a witch trial that took place 1593, a male witch from Alest testified that he spoke with the DEVIL who gave his name as Abiron.

Abito

Abito (“Garment”) is one of the many names of the demonic first wife of Adam, LILITH.

Aborym

A devil commanding twenty- six legions, Aborym (“Regions Beyond”) is a duke and is the demon of burning cities and castles. He has three heads, one of a cat, one of a man, and one of a snake.

Abracax

Variations: ABRASAX, Abraxas

It is likely that Abracax was originally a Basilidean god that was later demonized. He appears in Greek magical papyri and in Gnostic texts, such as the Gospel of the Egyptian.

The name Abracax has been found engraved on stones that were worn as magical amulets or charms and depict him as a short man with snakes for feet.

Abrasax

Variations: Abracad, Abraxas, the Lord of the 365 Virtues, the Supreme Being Abrasax (“Supreme Being”) was the title for the god worshipped by the second- century Gnostic Basilides of Alexandria. It is possible that he was a deity borrowed from Persian mythology where he had numerous descriptions such as looking like a cloud of light, a human torso with the head of a rooster and snakes for legs; a hydralike creature, a king with clawed dragon like feet; a man with the crowned head of a king and snakes for feet; a man with the head of a lion and scorpions for feet; a white and red horse; and a wyvern with the head of a rooster, a protruding belly, and a knotted tail. Very often he is also depicted using a shield and a chariot whip.

As a demon he commands three hundred sixty-five different heavens and is the lord of three hundred sixty-five different virtues, one for each day of the year. He is the symbol of virtue, his holy number is three hundred sixty-five, and his holy symbol is that of the sun.

Abrasax was then known for his bad temper and struggles with his duality; however, in modern times he is best known for having his name engraved on gems and worn as an amulet of protection, these talismans are commonly called Abrasax stones.

According to one story of Abrasax that show his duality, in order to vindicate his power in the eyes of the Twelve Kingdoms, the creator god sent some of his angels to rain fire, sulphur, and asphalt upon the seed of Seth. However, the great eternal god sent his angels Abrasax, GAMALIEL, and Sablo in clouds of light to descend upon the seed of Seth, lift them out of the fire, and take them away to safety.