Demonomicon

It would be challenging and perhaps pointless to list out all the known demons, when so many people have done a better job. This page owes a huge debt to Michelle Belanger and her excellent Dictionary of Demons, a guide to the grimoires with rich supplemental material. We’ve focused on demons that are of possible interest to writers, or ones that stand out as being more interesting than their peers. An incomplete list, obviously. All entries listed here, the menu above has more tailored lists.

Another note on sources: in most cases we reference Wiki and grimoire-related resources, unless we find some interesting article in our five-minute research. We do also reference Demonic Paradise a great many times. DP isn’t a scholarly resource, it’s more of a fan-fic fact file, but this list isn’t intended to be scholarly, either. DP has some fun ideas, art, and interpretation, mixed in with authentic myth, and can be helpful fleshing ideas out when the grimoires feel sterile. 

 

Abaddon / Apollyon

Abaddon / Apollyon

The Angel of the Abyss and the great destroyer
Abyzou

Abyzou

A child-stealing demoness once hanged by her hair by Solomon himself
Asmodeus

Asmodeus

I would like the Prince of Lust to look a little less...you know...horrifying
Astaroth

Astaroth

One of the world's most powerful goddesses, now a mid-level demon
Azazel

Azazel

An ancient spirit of the wilderness,, and perhaps the first Satan.
Bael

Bael

#1 in the Goetia, and in our hearts.
Baphomet

Baphomet

Icon of Satanism as a rebellious movement
Beelzebub

Beelzebub

Lord of the flies and the divinely-appointed regent of Hell
Belial

Belial

How can one demon be "worthless" and "#2 in Hell, second only to Luucifer?"
Belphegor

Belphegor

The Demon Prince of Sloth. Bit of a snoose.
Buer

Buer

President, doctor, herbalist, pinwheel
Bune

Bune

A goetic dragon with a strange relationship with the dead
Caim

Caim

A chatty president of hell
Carmerin

Carmerin

Oddly, a demon who knows the truth about where women can be seen.
Cerberus/Naberius

Cerberus/Naberius

The 3-headed guardian at the gates of Hell
Cornyx

Cornyx

A demon with power over birds (little else known)
Dagon

Dagon

Canaanite god of grain, fertility, vegetation, storms...but probably not fish
Dominus Penarum

Dominus Penarum

The Lord of Torments and arguably the darkest demon of non-consent
Enepsigos

Enepsigos

Fallen angel bound by Solomon, maybe an echo of Hecate
Flauros

Flauros

When you're having demon problems...call a demon. Duke of hell, big angry leopard.
Furfur

Furfur

Thunder! Lightning! Bambi!
Gemory

Gemory

A rare moment of female representation in the Goetia. Maybe.
Iabiel

Iabiel

A demon of heartbreak?
Jambex

Jambex

There aren't that many demons of lust that work mainly with guys...
Kore/Proserpine

Kore/Proserpine

The goddess of the spring, turned goddess of the underworld, turned demon princess
Lamashtu

Lamashtu

Mesopotamian scourge of the nursery
Leonard

Leonard

Grand Master of Sabbats and Satan's personal assistant
Leviathan and Behemoth

Leviathan and Behemoth

Sea monster, ancient dragon, Princess of Envy. And +1.
Lilith

Lilith

One of the best-known demons, Adam's ex and the "other woman" to the entire universe
Lucifer

Lucifer

The first name in fallen angels, and emperor of hell
Magoth/Magog

Magoth/Magog

The demon prince of...light opera?
Mammon

Mammon

The concept of greed, personified...
Marbas

Marbas

Lionish engineer who can change the shape of others
Marchosias

Marchosias

Fire-breathing, winged wolf, someday to return to Heaven...
Mephistopheles

Mephistopheles

Reasonably young and incredibly famous, the newest face of the devil
Moloch

Moloch

Ancient Canaanite deity whose name is forever linked with a terrible sacrifice...
Mukīl rēš lemutti

Mukīl rēš lemutti

An ancient example of "demon on the left shoulder, angel on the right"
Nergal

Nergal

Mesopotamian all-purpose god of fire, famine, and death
Nominon

Nominon

A mysterious demon whose name means...name
Nuditon

Nuditon

"The Naked One" (if there's more info we don't have it)
Nybbas

Nybbas

Hell's mimic, the master of dreams and visions
Ornias/Orias

Ornias/Orias

Incubus, Succubus, or snake lion. The spirit that introduced Solomon to demonology!
Paimon

Paimon

Gender-ambiguous king of the West, now in theaters!
Pazuzu

Pazuzu

The snake-phallused demon of pea soup and plague...to the rescue!
Penemue

Penemue

The Promethean angel that gave humanity writing (and thus, doomed them)
Purson

Purson

Goetic lion, associated with trumpets, strumpets
Samael

Samael

Sometimes demon prince, sometimes Angel of Death, a powerful, complex spirit.
Samon

Samon

An inflamer of queens, virgins
Sarabocres & Company

Sarabocres & Company

"Give yourself over to absolute pleasure..."
Sidragosum

Sidragosum

The demon of table-dancing?
Sigambach and Rabidmader

Sigambach and Rabidmader

A pair of demonic notary publics, keeping a record of sigils and pacts?
Sitri

Sitri

It takes effort to make love magic even creepier, but he'll take the challenge.
Stolas

Stolas

Fan-favorite demon of astronomy
Sucax

Sucax

The demon of winning a widow's heart...if he had a moustache, he'd twirl it
Succor Benoth

Succor Benoth

Grand Master of Hell's Eunuchs? Is that a thing?
Sulac

Sulac

Ancient Mesopotamian spirit that lurks in the bathroom
Tamon

Tamon

Not much is known about him, but he's basically a foul-mouthed goat.
Tantavalerion

Tantavalerion

For someone at the top of the demonic hierarchy there's not a lot out there about this one...
Vine / Royne

Vine / Royne

Building towers and fulfilling monogamous relationships...also, Hell's official witchfinder.
Zagan

Zagan

King, bartender, counterfeit coin specialist
Zozo

Zozo

A modern demon born from urban legend