Demonology is a discipline of theology and parapsychology that’s quite well – known around the world. Summoning demons, knowing their true nature and origin as well as purpose puzzled and intrigued humanity throughout the years; even the most knowledgeable are divided when it comes to their opinions on the very existence of these entities. The countless theories, skepticism, opinions and perhaps misleading information are only proofs that humans are inclined to give in to their fascinating yet disturbing nature, and for some reason, we get interested when such topic arises. One thing is for sure though; the demonic are left to amuse themselves at the expense of the weak minds.
In this article, we will talk about the “who’s who” of the demon world and give you a glimpse of the names of the most dangerous demons that you will learn when you study demonology. The list below shouldn’t be taken literally because the descriptions of each entity are only meant as a theological metaphor with the intention of vilifying a particular idea, tradition and prejudice. Keep in mind that the following are arranged in alphabetical order but it doesn’t imply any rank or level.
Amy: The Presiding Demon of Hell
The name might sound benign but the nature of this entity is not. In Christian theology, Amy is known to be an extremely high ranking devil for he is considered as the “presiding demon of hell.” It is said that this demon appears in flame and after taking a human form, he then uses his evil powers to entrap familiars, and master or manipulate human sciences as well as the politics of the church. He is inclined to take the throne of hell and people are warned of this entity because he will use whatever he can to pre – occupy the political structure of the various planes of existence. He is also capable of waging war against humanity and known to command legions.
Asmodeus: The Destroyer
Asmodeus is mentioned in Deuteronomy but he’s not a typical “all – around kind” of devil. According to the Book of Tobias, Asmodeus is considered as one of the Princes of Hell and some sources also cite him as part of the King’s of Hell though it’s most probably the same distinction. He is one of the sources of lust in the famous Seven Deadly Sins of humans. It is said that humans who submit to Asmodeus’ sexual manipulation are doomed for eternity in the second level of Hell.
Astaroth: Chief Devil
Astaroth is another powerful devil and is known to be one of the Chief Devils in hell. He is included in the original 72 demons named in The Lesser Key of Solomon. Just like Asmodeus, he uses temptation to lure humans to an unending torture, and also takes part in the Seven Deadly Sins.
Baal: The Christian King of Hell
Baal (also known as Bael/ Baalim) is said to be one of the worst demons to watch out for. As one of the ruling Kings of Hell, he is sort of Satan’s right hand. He is also said to be the leader of the 66 legions of lesser demons which makes him as one of the most dangerous devil conceived. His high rank and “responsibility” in the demon world make him less threatening to the daily lives of humans but his satanic powers and ruthlessness will surely be humanity’s worst nightmare.
Lucifer: The Light – bearer
Last but definitely not the least is Lucifer which also translates as Morning Star. Every Christian knows him as the fallen archangel. He is the most ambitious demon and it was because of his ego that made him the subject of God’s wrath. It was said that angel Lucifer was cast out of heaven into the realms of hell with his band of angels. Many believed that Satan is a representation of Beezebub, Leviathan and Lucifer, and that hell only has one King whose name is Satan – and when it comes to demons, all of us can agree that no one is more dangerous and powerful than the “light – bearer” himself.