Ariton – Demon of Visions

Who is Ariton the Demon of visions

Ariton, also¬†Egin¬†or¬†Egyn, is a demon of visions in Mathers’ translation of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage.

The name possibly originates from the Greek word¬†arhreton which Mathers interprets as meaning “secret” or “mysterious”.

Ariton is one of eight sub-princes in a demonic hierarchy including such important diabolical spirits as Beelzebub, Asmodeus, and Astaroth.

He also is one of the four demons overseeing the cardinal directions. Under his alternate name of¬†Egyn¬†he oversees the North. According to both Mathers and¬†Agrippa¬†Ariton’s equivalent in Jewish lore is the demon¬†Azazel.

Ariton possesses many attributes including:

  • great power to find hidden treasure,
  • knowledge of the past, present, and future,
  • causing people to have visions,
  • giving familiars,
  • making spirits to appear in any form,
  • reviving the dead,
  • revealing the identities of thieves,
  • giving people the power of flight,
  • and making warriors manifest to protect his charges.

It is noted a demon named Aratron appears as the spirit of Saturn (possibly the same demon) in several works. A.G.H.


Source:

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