For many, demons are real and an intricate part of their understanding of the universe. For the religious, real demons are feared entities that loathe humanity. Demons are also a part of many different religions and cultures, even though they have different names in different parts of the world. We have gathered a list of demon names as they are used around the world. We have also gathered a list of specific demon names. What many do not realize is that demons are not faceless concentrations of evil and are often referred to by names and have specific roles in the kingdom of Hell.
Demon Names are believed to be powerful in their own rite and it has always been believed that uttering a Demons name three times could conjure the demon, bringing evil down upon the person or persons saying them. Personally, I feel like these subjects should not be taken lightly. But in the name of education and for the benefit of humanity, here is a list of Demon names. This is not a complete list, but highlights some of what many have considered the most powerful or dangerous demons throughout the history of man. Much of the information here is from the book “The Lesser Key Of Solomon”, which is a very old and popular book with demonologists.
List of Demon Names
According to Christian theology, Amy (otherwise known as Avnas), is a high ranking Demon in Hell and is a master of sciences. Amy is also said to be responsible for the manipulation of church politics. This demon is believed to appear as flame and in human form.
Abaddon – “The Destroyer”
Astaroth – one of the Chief Devils
Astaroth is a powerful demon indeed, one of the original 72 to be named in The Lesser Key of Solomon, and this is one to watch out for. He will use temptation to lure and guide humans to their unending torture; he again, takes a role in the list of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Holds the distinction of being the most mysterious extrahuman character in Jewish sacred literature, his presence has been felt throughout the ages, but little is known about his origin or even his affiliation. He is a peddler of influence and knowledge, and popular culture has exploited his reputation and possibly given rise to his recent popularity.
Baal – The Christian King of Hell (also given as Baalim and Bael)
Baal may be the worst demon there is, he is said to be the ruling King of hell. His role as that of the right hand of Satan, and as the leader of sixty-six legions of lesser demons, makes him possibly the most dangerous entity ever conceived. His high rank and responsibility may make him less of a threat to the average living human, though ruthlessness and an all out passion for satanic power make him humanity’s worst nightmare.
Beelzebub – One of the Kings of Hell
Beelzebub may actually be the incarnate identity of Satan himself, though there is doubt in demonology circles. He may be an alternate incarnation of Baal or Bael, or he may be the original fallen angel (with the distinction that Satan was not the original). In any event, Beelzebub is largely regarded as the most powerful and dangerous demon there is. Of the available demons, Baal Zebub (as he is also known), is attributed to not one but two deadly sins, pride and gluttony, though there is some argument about this point.
One point that is seldom argued is Beezebub’s role as one of the three most prominent fallen angels, in the company of Lucifer and Leviathan. He is a force among the ruling echelon of Hell and aside his kin, is a plague on humanity and the heavens.
Byleth – one of the Kings of Hell
Beleth (one of the many spelling variations is yet another King of Hell, some believe he is a separate incarnation of either Baal or Beelzebub, and as is the case with the demonic, deception and disguise are par for the course. Regardless of his connection to the other Kings of Hell, he is one of the most powerful there is, commanding eighty-eight legions of lesser demons, he is said to be one to offer prize and assistance to those who request it, but usually has an alterior motive. The story of Beleth may be responsible for the “selling your soul to the devil” idiom.
Leviathan, uncommonly not known by any other name, is said to be Satan himself, though argument exists. Typically represented as an enormous sea monster or serpent, it is believed that Leviathan was the serpent to have corrupted Adam and Eve. He stands next to Beelzebub and the famed Lucifer, and rules Hell as one third the almighty triad of Kings.
Lucifer – “Light-bearer”
Lucifer, once translated from the term meaning ‘Morning Star’, is the fallen archangel. He is the ambitious and power hungry Satan and was the subject of God’s wrath as he was cast out of heaven with his band of angels in tow. Some believe that Satan is in fact a representation of Lucifer, Leviathan and Beezebub, and that Hell hath only one King, and his name is Satan. He commands all in the realm of Hell and is the one demon all humanity agrees is most powerful and most dangerous.
Mephistopheles, the original Faustian
Mephisto is commonly held as the originator of the Legend of Faust, wherein the scholar wagers his soul against the devil being able to make Faust wish to live, even for a moment; using circular logic to trick Mephistopheles. He is often portrayed as Satan, though is it likely just his image that has been confused among the theology. He is known as a prince of Hell, and therefore may be considered one of the many hands of Satan.
Demon Names From Various Cultures