Aciel : Originally from Chaldean demonology, Aciel (“black sun,” or “the Sun of the Night”) is mentioned in both the Testament of Solomon and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa Von Nettesheim’s De Occulta Philosophia (1531). Ranked as one of the ELECTORS OF HELL and in service under Raphael (“healing one of God”), Aciel is an “ensnarer” and one of the seven planetary demons of Hell (Saturn).
He appears as an attractive man but stands only about three feet tall. Aciel, who dwells in the bowels of the earth, must be invoked three times before he will appear, and will only do so in a magical circle prepared especially for him. He moves and acts as quick as human thought. Able to give riches to his summoner, Aciel will instantly bring forth items from a great distance.
He has the power to affect the economy as well as the ability to cause earthquakes.
- Chopra, Academic Dictionary of Mythology, 5;
- Encyclopædia Britannica, Vol. 1, 174;
- Von Goethe, Goethes Faust, 259;
- Von Goethe, Goethe’s Letters to Zelter, 377.