Ancient Gods and DemonsJul 07, 2020
The 72 Spirits of Solomon: Part 2
During Episode 2 we will continue our discussion of the 72 Spirits of Solomon: Aim, Alloces, Amdusias, Amy, Andras and Andrealphus.
72 Spirits of Solomon Part 1
Ornias: The Annoying Demon
Ornias is a demon mentioned in the Testament of Solomon; he is referred to as vampiric and pesky.
Moloch: Ammonite God
Moloch was an Ammonite Sun God and personified the detrimental effects of the sun's rays on earth. Bronze statues were erected in his honor throughout ancient Canaan and he was worshipped with the practice of human sacrifice. He was demonized in Hebrew lore, referred to "the abomination of the Ammonites" (1 Kings 11:7).
Nimrod: The Mighty Hunter Before the Lord
A son of Cush and grandson of Ham. The events of his life are recorded in (Genesis 10:8) , from which we learn that he was a Cushite who established an empire in Shinar; the chief towns being Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh; Nimrod extended this empire northward along the course of the Tigris over Assyria, where he founded a second group of capitals, Nineveh, Rehoboth, Calah and Resen. The influence of Nimrod does not end with his untimely death, but continues with his wife Semiramis and son, Tammuz, said to be Nimrod reincarnated.
Egyptian Legends #1
Kali: Goddess of Death
Kali is the Goddess of Destruction in the Hindu religion and is one of the most popular goddesses throughout India. Kali is known for destroying ignorance, and helps those who strive for knowledge of the Divine. Her name translates from Sanskrit to "she who is black" or "she who is death".
Krampus: Christmas Demon
This weeks episode we will discuss the Christmas Demon Krampus, Krampus is a demon said to be the son of the Norse Goddess Hel. Krampus himself historically comes around the night of December 5, tagging along with St. Nicholas. He visits houses all night with his saintly pal. While St. Nick is on hand to put candy in the shoes of good kids and birch twigs in the shoes of the bad, Krampus' particular specialty is punishing naughty children. Legend has it that throughout the Christmas season, misbehaved kids are beaten with birch branches or can disappear, stuffed into Krampus' sack and hauled off to his lair to be tortured or eaten. So sit back and relax as we discuss the darker side of Christmas and it’s favorite black sheep of the family, Krampus.
Asmodeus: The 32nd Spirit of Solomon
Asmodeus is the king of demons mostly known from the Book of Tobit, included in the Roman Standard Version Catholic Edition of the Bible. Asmodeus the demon is also mentioned in Talmudic legends, such as in the story of the construction of the Temple of Solomon and is present in Persian Mythology as one of the Seven Archangels .
Dagon: Ancient Mesopotamian Diety
Asag: The Sumerian Plague Demon
Asag is a black evil demon spirit from the underworld that is mentioned in Sumerian mythology; he is said to cause disease and sickness. In Sumerian mythological poem Lugale, Asag is described as being "Huge, rounded, three-legged, three-armed animal with no neck and a few eyes covering the whole mass, he has a dim, solidified skin that is practically indestructible. Asag is said to be one of the top ten demons to avoid if at all possible in regards to conjuration.
Influences of Western Magic
This is an episode that is a little off the beaten path, but I have been doing a lot of research and recently read through the Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology by Rosemary Guiley. She explains the development of Western Magic and its many influences, so I figured why not create an episode discussing her viewpoint and magic in general as we see it today.
Lilith: Ancient Demon, Dark Deity or Sensual Goddess
In some sources she's described as a demon, in others she is an icon who became one of the darkest deities of the pagans. Lilith is one of the oldest known female spirits of the world. Her roots come from the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, but she was also described in the Bible and the Talmud