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Amon - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

The Demon Amon is a Fallen Angel and the seventh of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In Hell, Amon is a strong and powerful marquis. He appears first as a wolf, but on a magician’s command, he will take on the shape of a man with a raven’s head and dog’s teeth.

He accurately tells about the past and the future. He makes men and women fall in love with each other, and he settles disputes between friends and enemies. He rules over 40 Legions of Demons.

Amon - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From “Demonologia” (sep 2003 )

Drawing upon a manuscript copy of the Goetia, Reginald Scot records about this Demon:

“Amon or Aamon, is a great and mightie marques, and commeth abroad in the likenes of a woolfe, having a serpents taile, spetting out and breathing flames of fier; when he putteth on the shape of a man, he sheweth out dogs teeth, and a great head like to a mightie raven; he is the strongest prince of all other, and understandeth of all things past and to come, he procureth favor, and reconcileth both freends and foes, and ruleth fourtie legions of divils.”

Collin de Plancy took the artistic liberty of compressing Amon's two forms into one.He should have been represented as either a fire-breathing wolf with a snake for a tail,or as a man with a raven's head that had doglike teeth in its beak.Demons often appear in two primary forms, the first of which is wilder and more frightening, but the second, human with only a few bestial traits. It is up to the magician to command the evoked Demon to put on its human guise so that communication with it can be made more easily, and with less risk of injury. You can see this dual appearance of Demons in the two images of the Demon Camio.

Amon - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers

The Seventh Spirit is Amon. He is a Marquis great in power, and most stern.
He appeareth like a Wolf with a Serpent’s tail, vomiting out of his mouth flames of fire; but at the command of the Magician he putteth onthe shape of a Man with Dog’s teeth beset in ahead like a Raven; or else like a Man with a Raven’s head (simply). He telleth all things Past and to Come. He procureth feuds andreconcileth controversies between friends. He governeth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this which is to be worn as aforesaid, etc.

The Seal of Amon
The Seal of Amon

Amon - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)

Amon, or Aamon, is a great and mightie marques, and commeth abroad in the likenes of a woolfe, having a serpents taile, [vomiting] flames of fier; when he putteth on the shape of a man, he sheweth out dogs teeth, and a great head like to a mightie [night hawk]; he is the strongest prince of all other, and understandeth of all things past and to come, he procureth favor, and reconcileth both freends and foes, and ruleth fourtie legions of divels.

Original Text:Amon vel Aamon Marchio magnus and potens, prodit in lupi forma caudam habens serpentinam, and flammam evomens. Hominis autem indutus speciem, caninos ostentat dentes, and caput magno nycticoraci simile. Princeps omnium fortissimus est, intelligens præterita and futura, hinc and gratiam concilians omnium amicorum and inimicorum. Quadraginta imperat legionibus.

Amon - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy

Amon, who commands forty legions, can appear in the form of a wolf with a serpent’s tail and vomiting flames. In human form, he has the head of an owl and his beak shows canine teeth. He was the supreme deity of the Egyptians, who had blue skin in human form. Amon can tell of the past and the future, and reconcile the differences between friends.

Original Text : Amon, ou Aamon, grand et puissant marquis de l'empire infernal. Il a la figure d'un loup, avec une queue de serpent; il vomit de là flamme ; lorsqu'il prend la forme humaine, il n'a de l'homme que le corps ; sa tête ressemble à celle d'un hibou et son bec laisse voir des dents canines très-effilées. C'est le plus solide des princes des démons. Il sait le passé et l'avenir, et réconcilie, quand il le veut, les amis brouillés. Il commande à quarante légions.

Les Égyptiens voyaient dans Amon ou Amoun leur Dieu suprême ; ils le représentaient avec la peau bleue, sous une forme assez humaine.

Amon as depicted in Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863 edition.
Amon as depicted in Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863 edition.

Amon - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From the “Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures ” Written by Theresa Bane

Variations: AMAIMON, AMAYMON, AMMON, Amon, AMOYMON

Aamon, Grand MARQUIS OF Hell, is the Demon of life and reproduction. He is described both as having the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf (and vice versa) as well as having a raven’s head with canine teeth set upon a man’s body. According to Christian Demonology, it is believed that he is most powerful during the day and has the ability to project flames from his mouth. Aamon is summoned for his knowledge of the past and his ability to predict the future.

He also has the ability to reconcile friends who have become enemies as well as being able to secure the love of another to the one who summoned him. He is in direct service under the Demon SatanACHIA. Aamon commands forty infernal legions and is one of the four personal ASSISTANTS OF ASHTAROTH (see ASHTAROTH).

The seventh spirit mentioned in the Goetia, he is also a part of Christian Demonology, as he is mentioned in The Grimoire of Pope Honorius. Oftentimes Demonologists will associate him with both the Egyptian god Amun and the Carthaginian god Ba’al Hammon.

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