Cimeries is a Fallen Angel and 66th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Cimeries rules 20 Legions of Demons as a marquis in Hell. He also rules spirits in Africa. He appears as a valiant soldier riding a black horse. He teaches grammar, logic, and rhetoric. He finds lost objects and buried treasures.
Kimaris, also known by the alternate names Cimeies, Cimejes and Cimeries, is most widely known as the 66th jinni of the first part of the Lemegeton (popularly known as the Ars Goetia). He is described as a godly warrior riding a black horse, and possesses the abilities of locating lost or hidden treasures, teaching trivium (grammar, logic and rhetoric) and making a man into a warrior of his own likeness. He holds the rank of marquis, and is served by 20 legions. He also rules over all the spirits of Africa. Much the same description is found in the earlier text of Johann Weyer’s catalog of jinn, Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (published 1563). Earlier still is the Munich Handbook of Necromancy: Clm 849 (published by Richard Kieckhefer, as Forbidden Rites: a necromancer’s manual of the 15th century 1998) which lists an entity named Tuvries with much the same characteristics, except that he has 30 legions of servitors, and can cause a person to cross seas and rivers quickly. Most likely, Tuvries is a mistranscription of Cymries.
Kimaris, as Cimeries, is also found on Anton LaVey’s list of infernal names, although it is not known why LaVey chose Kimaris as one of the comparatively few Goetic daimons included. Aleister Crowley, in 777, gives Kimaris the Hebrew spelling KYMAVR and attributes him to the four of disks and the third decan of Capricorn by night. KYMAVR may allude to “Khem-our” (black light), a form of Horus mentioned in H. P. Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine. In Sepher Sephiroth, he is listed as KYTzAVR, with a gematria of 327, although KYMAVR=277. Since Tzaddi=90, which is also Mem spelled in full, the gematric substitution may be deliberate or a blind.
In Harleian Ms. 6482, titled “The Rosie Crucian Secrets” (printed by the Aquarian Press, 1985), Dr. Rudd lists Cimeries as the 26th jinni made use of by King Solomon. He also attributes an angel Cimeriel to one of Dee’s Enochian Ensigns of Creation, the tablet of 24 mansions (see McLean, Treatise on Angel Magic). The earliest mention of Chamariel is in Rossi’s Gnostic tractate (see Meyer and Smith, Ancient Christian Magic). It is probable that the earliest mention of Kimaris is also Coptic, found in the London oriental mss 6796 where the name “Akathama Chamaris” appears (Meyer and Smith). In this text, the entity in question does not appear to be evil; rather, he is addressed as a godlike helping spirit.
Baskin’s Dictionary of Satanism speculates that Cimeries is derived from Cimmerians, a warlike people mentioned in the works of several classical authors as dwelling totally in darkness.
It is also possible that Cimeries is derived from Chimaira, the three-headed, fire-breathing lion-goat-serpent who eventually became one of the guardians of the underworld. There is a precedent, considering that the harmless Phoenix is also Demonized in the Goetia.
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
CIMEJES, or CIMEIES, or KIMARIS. – The Sixtysixth Spirit is Cimejes, or Cimeies, or Kimaris. He is a Marquis, Mighty, Great, Strong and Powerful, appearing like a Valiant Warrior riding upon a goodly Black Horse. He ruleth over all Spirits in the parts of Africa. His Office is to teach perfectly Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, and to discover things Lost or Hidden, and Treasures. He governeth 20 Legions of Infernals; and his Seal is this, etc.
From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)
Cimeries is a great marquesse and a strong, ruling in the parts of Aphrica [Africa]; he teacheth perfectlie grammar, logicke, and rhetorike, he discovereth treasures and things hidden, he bringeth to passe, that a man shall seeme with expedition to be turned into a soldier, he rideth upon a great blacke horsse, and ruleth twentie legions.
Cimeries magnus Marchio and fortis: imperans in partibus Africanis: docet perfecte Grammaticam, Logicam and Rhetoricam. Thesauros detegit, and occulta aperit. Facit ut homo cursu celerrimo videatur transmutari in militem. Equitat in equo nigro and grandi. Legionibus viginti præest.
From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy
Cimeriès, grand et puissant démon, marquis de l’empire infernal. Il commande aux parties africaines. Il enseigne la grammaire, la logique et la rhétorique ; il découvre les trésors et révèle les choses cachées ; il rend l’homme léger à la course, et donne aux bourgeois la tournure fringante des militaires. Le marquis Cimeriès, capitaine de vingt légions, est toujours à cheval sur un grand palefroi noir.