Hierarchy of devils

Hierarchy of devils

The hierarchy of devils in Christian mythology is outlined the exorcist Father Sebastien Michaelis in "Admirable History", first published in 1612. In this work, he also noted the sins of which each is in charge.

First hierarchy

Fallen angels of the first sphere - namely the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones.


* Azazel (also known as Azrial) was second after Semyazza in leading the grigori, who fathered the Nephilim. And the chief of the nine choirs of angels are fallen. "Of the choir of Seraphim there fell the three first, to wit, Lucifer, Beelzebub and Leviathan, who did all revolt." [ [http://demons.monstrous.com/beelzebub.htm Sister Madeleine de Demandoix of Aix-en-Provence] ] Michael was the first that resisted Lucifer, and the rest of the "good" angels followed him and so he is now the chief among them. (It is not known why Azazel is the leader of the Nephilim and not Lucifer.)

*Beelzebub is the lord of Dark Places, people say that he was the angel of Germs or Plague.

*Asmodeus is of the same order. He continues as a Seraphim to this day, that is, he burns with the desire to tempt men with his wine of luxuriousness.

* Samael (Some texts have Samael as Satan's true angelic name instead of Lucifer)

* Semyazza (also Samyaza, Shemyazaz, Sêmîazâz, Semjâzâ, Shemyaza, Shemhazai) was the leader of the fallen Grigori (meaning "Watchers" in Greek). The Grigori were bound to the earth during the Great Flood as punishment for their fall.


*Balberith is Prince of the Cherubim. He tempts men to commit homicides, and to be quarrelsome, contentious, and blasphemous.
* Lauviah
* Marou
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* Abaddon


* Lucifer or Satan is the leader of the hierarchy of devils

* Astaroth, Prince of the Thrones, is always desirous to sit idle and be at ease. He tempts men with idleness and sloth.

* Verrine is also one of the Thrones and is next in place after Astaroth. He tempts men with impatience.

* Gressil is the third in the order of Thrones. He tempts men with impurity and uncleanness.

* Sonneillon is the fourth in the order of Thrones. He tempts men with hatred against their enemies.

* Focalor
* Forneas is the sixth in the order of the throne. He tempts men to commit suicide.
* Murmur
* Nelchael
* Pruflasis the ninth in order of the thrones. He tempts men to lie and cheat.
* Raum is the tenth in order of the thrones. He tempts men to steal.

econd hierarchy

* Carreau, Prince of Powers. He tempts men with hardness of heart.

* Carnivean is also a Prince of Powers. He tempts men to obscenity and shamelessness.

* Oeillet is a Prince of Dominions. He tempts men to break the vow of poverty.

* Rosier is the second in the order of Dominions. He tempts men against sexual purity.
* Verrier is Prince of Principalities. He tempts men against the vow of obedience.

Third hierarchy

* Belial is the Prince of the Order of Virtues. He tempts men with arrogance.

* Olivier is the Prince of the Archangels. He tempts men with cruelty and mercilessness toward the poor.

* Luvart is Prince of Angels.


See also

* Hierarchy of angels
* "The Entrance"

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