The Lesser Key of Solomon, Goetia 32

“The thirty-second spirit is Asmoday, or Asmodai. He is a great king, strong, and powerful. He appears with three heads, whereof the first is like a bull, the second like a man, and the third like a ram; he has also the tail of a serpent, and from his mouth issue flames of fire. His feet are webbed like those of a goose. He sits upon an infernal dragon, and bears in his hand a lance with a banner. He is first and choicest under the power of Amaymon, he goes before all other. When the exorcist has a mind to call him, let it be abroad, and let him stand on his feet all the time of action, with his cap or headdress off; for if it be on, Amaymon will deceive him and call all his actions to be betrayed. But as soon as the exorcist sees Asmoday in the shape aforesaid, he shall call him by his name, saying: “Are you Asmoday?” and he will not deny it, and by-and-by he will bow down unto the ground. He gives the ring of virtues; he teaches the arts of arithmetic, astronomy, geometry, and all handicrafts absolutely. He gives true and full answers unto your demands. He makes one invincible. He shows the place where treasures lie, and guards it. He, amongst the legions of Amaymon govern 72 legions of spirits inferior. His seal… you must wear as a lamen upon your breast, etc.”

Abilities/Roles:

He gives the ability to read others thoughts.
Confers invisibility and invincibility.
Can break up marriages and relationships. Asmodeus’ chief objectives are to prevent intercourse between husband and wife, wreck new marriages, and force husbands to commit adultery.
He teaches the arts of astronomy, arithmetic, geomancy and craftmanship.
It is said that “Asmodeus answers all questions and he discovers and guards treasures”, however this will depend on the skill of the occultist.
He is also one of the chief demons involved in cases of possession. (He was one of the infernal agents blamed for the obscene sexual possession of the Louviers nuns in 17th-century France).
He incites gambling, and it is said in the Malleus Maleficarum that he is the overseer of all the gambling houses in the court of hell.

Correspondences:

Superior: Amaymon
Rank: King of demons
Color: Yellow, black, crimson, blue
Planet: Sun, Jupiter, Neptune
Element: Air, water, fire
Directions: East, south
Animal: Spider, whale
Date: Jan 30-Feb 8, Aug 13-17, Aug 28-Sep 1
Zodiac: Virgo 5-9, Leo 20-24, Aquarius 10-20
Gematria: 122, 235, 362, 369, 552
Metal: Gold, copper turned blue
Tarot: Six of Swords, Eight of Pentacles
Herbs: Mint, saffron, cinnamon, orange, dragon’s blood, grains of paradise, olive oil, wormwood, sandalwood, spikenard, deerstongue, agrimony

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