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Drisoph is a demon in Mathers' translation of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. This demon serves under the demon Amaimon, or demon-king Amaimon. In the Mathers' 1898 translation of this work the demon's name is spelled Dresop. Mathers claimed it came from the Hebrew root meaning "tremulous attakers." A more plausible theory is that the name originated from the Greek root Sophia, meaning "wisdom." This coincides with the Gnostic religious belief of Pistis Sophia, the feminine aspect of God, representing Divine Wisdom. Pistis Sophia one mistake was through a selfish act she begot the evil Demiurge whom many Gnostic believe to be the Christian God. A.G.H.


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

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