AzothAzoth is in Alchemy, a name for mercury, especially the hypothetical “mercury of the philosophers,” or the spiritual essence of mercury. Azoth is a corruption of the Arabic word for mercury, al-zauq. It was considered to have great occult powers because it contains both the first and last letters of the Greek, Roman, Hebrew, and Arabic alphabets.

Azoth also is a name for celestial dew.

A woodcut of Paracelsus shows him holding a roundheaded staff bearing the name Azoth. ( see image above )

Taken from :The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.