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Gemory (or Gremory) is 56th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon and a duke of hell. This demon has the ability to procure the love of women for conjurers. While he uses he/him pronouns, Gemory appears as a beautiful woman riding a camel. From Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863


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An afarta is a jnoun (Tunisian jinn) of the air. It flies like a gust of wind and devours chickens, lambs, and small children. They’re among the most powerful jnoun and are responsible for possessions. From Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing 18th century ⠀

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A baharia is a jnoun (a pre-islamic jinn) of the sea. They live in opulent underwater palaces built from precious gems. When they grow tired of palace life, they will come to the surface to tease mariners. Usually they’re described as beautiful with pale skin and dark black hair, and with a full upper body of a human that is typical of mermen and mermaids—unlike the depiction here. From Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing, 18th century

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A ghul is a nocturnal type of jinn that feeds off the flesh of travelers, children, and corpses. They inhabit graveyards, ruins and other lonely places. The female ghul (ghula) are especially feared because they can take the form of a beautiful woman to seduce their unsuspecting victims. From Shah Namah, the Persian Epic of the Kings, 10th century.⠀

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Gaap or Tap is a fallen angel and one of the 72 spirits of Solomon. As an angel he belonged to the Order of Powers. He poses as a doctor to women and makes them lust after men. He has many other powers, including: stealing familiars from magicians, telling the past and future, teaching philosophy and liberal sciences, teleporting people from one country to another, making people invisible, causing people to go senseless, inspiring love and hatred, and consecrating under the dominion of the infernal king Amaimon. These abilities likely made him a popular demon to summon among conjurers. From Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863.⠀


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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.

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Xaphan, an inventor fallen angel and demon, devised a plan to blow up heaven during Lucifer’s rebellion. He failed, and now oversees the forge of Hell, fanning its flames to keep it burning forever. From Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863. ⠀


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Agrat Bat Mahlat is a daughter of the Jewish demon Lilith. She rides through the night sky in her chariot, followed by 18 angels of spiritual destruction. On Wednesdays and Saturdays she dances on roofs while her mother howls. She’s a queen of the demons and an angel of sacred prostitution who’s mated with numerous demons and archangels. She’s even said to have mated with King David and bore his son, the demon Asmodeus. Art by Alese Osborn

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Yan-gant-y-tan has five candles on the five fingers of his right hand that he uses to illuminate his nightly wanderings. Seeing him is a bad omen and can be avoided by leaving some gold off the path for him to steal. From Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863⠀


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