Enepsigos is a Demon in the shape of a woman with two heads. Enepsigos has countless other names and can shape-shift into a goddess and other forms. Most often, she takes three forms because she hovers near the Moon (which has three forms: waxing, full, and new).
Enepsigos is conjured up as Kronos, Greek god of time. In the Testament of Solomon, Enepsigos is bound by King Solomon with a triple-link chain and is made to prophesy. She predicts that Solomon’s kingdom will be divided and the Temple of Jerusalem will be destroyed by the kings of the Persians, Medes, and Chaldeans. The tools in the temple will be used to serve other gods. The vessels used to trap all the Demons will be broken by men, and the freed Demons will go throughout the world, leading men astray until the Son of God is crucified. This Son shall be born of a virgin and shall be the only one to hold power over all Demons. His name is Emmanuel (Emmanouel), the letters of whose name add up to the numbers 644.
Solomon does not believe Enepsigos and has her bound in unbreakable chains. But later he witnesses the truth of part of her prophecy, when he is led astray by women to worship pagan gods, and his kingdom is divided by God.
See also a incantation bowl.
Further Reading :
- The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Vols. 1 & 2. Edited by James H. Charlesworth. 1983. Reprint, New York: Doubleday, 1985.