Amaimon in the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is said to know the past, present, and future. He can enable visions and people to fly; he provides familiar spirits and causes other to emerge in diverse forms; and, he summons protection and revive the dead.

The Abramelin identifies him as one of the four infernal rulers of the cardinal directions; his direction being South.

He is one of the eight sub-princes commanded to serve the magickan during the conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel rite.


Origin and Meaning of Amaimon

Mathers states his name comes from the Greek root meaning «terrible violence and vehemence.» Both Mathers and Agrippa claim Amaimon’s equivalent in Jewish lore is the demon Mahazael.

In Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft Amaimon is described as having a dangerous, putrid breath. To protect the conjurors from this danger they are advised to hold a magick ring in front of their faces while conversing with the demon.

The same technique is advised to be used with the infernal king Bileth. Mathers also notes Amaimon’s fury and poisonous breath.

In Wierus’ Pseudomonarchia Daemonum Amaimon its name is Amaymonis. He is chief among evil spirits, associated with both Asmodeus and Bileth, and is connected to deception and abominable practices.

Although the Abramelin associates him with the south In Dr. Rudd’s Treatise on Angel Magic he is called the «King of the East.» His name appears as Amaymon. A.G.H.


Belanger, Michelle. The Dictionary of Demon: Names of the Damneds. Llewellen Publications. 2010. ebook.