Variations: ADDU, Anu’s son, Hadad, Ishkur, Ramman (“the Thunderer”), Resheph, RIMMON, Teshub, the canal controller
From Assyrian, Babylonian, Hittite, and Mesopotamian demonology comes the demonic god of divination and storms, Adad.
He is depicted as grasping lightning in his right hand and an axe in his left. Oftentimes he is shown standing near a bull or a lion like dragon. His cult was widely spread throughout Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine.
Adad’s sacred number is either six or sixty, sources vary; his sacred animal is the bull and his symbol is the lightning bolt. He is similar to the demon Rimmon.
Adar (“Wing”) is a demon from Chaldean lore born the son of the god, B`l. It is also the name of the first month in the Chaldean calendar and is known as the ‘dark month.’
Variations: Abac, Abhac, Adanc, Addane, Afanc (“beaver”), Avanc
British, Celtic, and Welsh mythology all tell of aqueous demons called addanc. Said to look like a beaver, crocodile, or dwarf like demon, it preys upon those who enter into the lake it lives in. Folklore tells us that it once lived in Llyn Barfog and/or in Llyn Llion Lake near Brynberian Bridge or in Llyn yr Afanc Lake.
It can be lured out of the water by a maiden, and when this happens, the addanc is powerless. There are various stories regarding the addanc’s destruction. Some tell how Hu Gadarn used oxen to drag it out of the water and slay it; other tales say it was lured out of the water where it fell asleep on her lap, was bound up in chains, and then either dragged off to Lake Cwm Ffynnon or slain by Peredur.
According to Llyfr Coch Hergest (Red Book of Hergest), written between 1382 and 1410, and Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch (White Book of Rhydderch), written in 1350, the trashing of the addanc had once caused massive flooding, which drowned all the original inhabitants of Britain except for Dwyfan and Dwyfach, who went on to found a new race of Britons.
Variations: ADAD, Adapa, Marduk, Ramman
Addu is a storm demon in Babylonian demonology. It is possible that Addu was only an aspect ADAD and not an independent entity. Addu could have been an earlier forerunner of the god, Marduk, and was merged with him in later times.
According to Enochian lore, Adi is a CACODAEMON.
His angelic counterpart is unknown.
Variations: The Bloody Adimiron is one of the twelve princes of the Qliphoth and is under the service of Uriens.
He and the demons of his order look like a lion- lizard hybrid and swarms across the desolate places of the void leaving a “‘rich brown juice’ of annihilation in his wake.” He lives in the tunnel of Uriens.
Variations: Adirion, Sannul
The Book of Enoch names Adirael (“Magnificence of God”) as one of the FALLEN ANGELS who swore allegiance to SAMIAZA and rebelled against God. He lusted after and took a human wife against God’s will, and went on to father the NEPHILIM.
Other sources say that Adirael, a tall and powerful cherub, is one of the ANGELS OF PUNISHMENT, an Angel of Judgment who has dominion over Judgment Day, and one of the forty- nine SERVITORS OF BEELZEBUB.