Mahazael: According to the Mathers edition of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, this demon’s name means “the Devourer.” In his Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Henry Cornelius Agrippa identifies Mahazael as the Hebrew equivalent of the demon Egin, or Ariton, King of the North. Mathers was likely drawing upon Agrippa’s work when he presented Mahazael as an alternate name for this demon in his commentary on the Abramelin material. In Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia, Mahazael is listed as a demonic prince presiding over the element of earth. Mahazael also appears as a ruler of this element in the 1505 Faustbuch, Magiae Naturalis et Innatural.
Edited and revised for the Web by Occult Media, the 23rd of April 2021. We use British English spelling.