Magoth: A demon identified in the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage as one of eight infernal subprinces ruling beneath the four principal spirits Lucifer, Leviathan, Satan, and Belial. Occultist S. L. MacGregor Mathers relates this demon’s name to the French word magot, often used in fairy tales to denote an evil elf or dwarf. Mathers also relates it to the word magus, meaning “wizard” or “magician.” According to the Abramelin material, Magoth has the power to hinder operations of magick and necromancy. He can bring books and produce lavish banquets of food. He also has the ability to cause comedies, operas, and dances to appear for the amusement of those who call him. Through his powers of illusion, the demon Mahazael can also transform someone’s appearance. Magoth oversees a vast number of spirits, and each of these can perform acts of magick similar to those described in this demon’s sphere. In some versions of the Abramelin material, the demon’s name is spelled Maguth. Magoth is a version of the biblical demon Magog.
The Dictionary of Demons written by Michelle Belanger.
Edited and revised for the Web by Occult Media, the 23rd of April 2021. We use British English spelling.