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Ephippas is a demon found in The Testament of Solomon that assumes the form of a hellish wind that destroys everything in its path. Solomon uses his magic ring to trap him in a flask, and forces him to help build his temple, and imprison the demon Abezithbod. Image: H.J. Ford, Old Testament Legends, 1913
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Gamigin is a marquis of hell, and commands 130,000 lesser demons, or more. He has the power of necromancy, and can summons soul that drowned in the ocean, for sure-fire interrogation. He appears as a horse or a man. Image: karkemish00 on Deviant Art, CC-BY-NC-ND
The Prognosticon, or The Divining Disc of Pergamon, is a bronze amulet, found in Asia Minor in 1899CE, that was used by ancient magicians of Pergamon to tell the future. The disc seems to use a combination of magic systems, bearing characters from King Solomon amulets, Greek letters, Egyptian hieroglyphs and planetary symbols.
While the Prognosticon’s divination system is unknown, one theory is that the user was meant to gaze into it’s design, in order to enter an altered state of consciousness for divination. Some believe, that by merely possessing an amulet with its symbol, your insight, intuition, and imagination will be enhanced, and replicas of the artifact have been made for consumers. Image: Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, CC-BY-NC-SA
Jinn sometimes steal human babies and switch them with their own offspring as ‘changelings’. Mothers who are victims of this will take their babies to the cemetery. They leave them for 15-20 minutes before coming back to see if the real child was returned. Stories of changelings are common across many cultures. Image: The Book of Wonders and Creatures, 1921
Halhal is the bearer of the sword of Ilbis (the Satan of the Quran). When he appeared before King Solomon, he was covered in blood and breathing fire, and had a bottle of Adam’s son Habil’s blood around his neck. King Solomon ordered Halhal bound, but Halhal convinced the king to allow him to be his servant instead. From Qazwini’s Book of Marvels 18th century⠀
Mahr bin Hafaf is a jinn from India who would make wine and convince men to drink. He’d encourage them to play harps, lie, murder, and commit all sorts of other sins. King Solomon ordered him to be bound with chains. From Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing, 18th century. ⠀
Moloch AKA “Prince of the Land of Tears” was an Ammonite sun god known for child sacrifice in his name. Likely due to this association, he was demonized in the bible and Hebrew lore. Huge bronze statues, such as the one in the second picture, have been erected in his honor and King Solomon was even said to have built a temple to him. It’s believed that he may also be the origin of the demon Ba’al.