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Devils and higher demons
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So, I have researched a lot about devils and higher demons... So far, I've only heard about or encountered these ones, but are there any other devils and higher demons that I don't know about? This is my classification based on my opinions:

Deities (they're deities, as in the highest ones, and not devils, devils are just higher than higher demons):

-Satan - Main one (He is also known as Enki)

-Lucifer - Second one

-Baphomet - Third one

Devils:

-Behemoth

-Beelzebub

-Azazel

-Belphegor

-Deimos

-Eurynomos

-Leviathan

-Abaddon

Higher demons:

-All the 72 Goetic demons

Lower demons:

-Random demons who are not classified

-Succubi and Incubi

-Imps

This is based on my beliefs and opinions, and my experiences too, and from all the research I have done so far...

Where can I find out more devils and higher demons?

And no, I am not a Christian. I am an eclectic theistic Satanist, and I am studying demonology and I want to know that if there are more devils and higher demons. Higher demons are the ones who are classified in my own opinion.

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Re: Devils and higher demons
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Post # 2

Personally,I don't know where you can find more devils and higher demons but I want to say something:

I think that was good to tell little information about all of them(something basic).Read books about it and I am sure that you will find more demons and devils.

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Re: Devils and higher demons
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Post # 3
Devil is a rank in hell, not a type of demon. Also some of the goetica are demonized gods and goddesses. Take Baal and Astarte for example. Baal and Astarte are Baal and Astaroth caanite gods.
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Re: Devils and higher dem
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Post # 4
Satan is Hebrew for "enemy, opposer"; I heard from my second-grade religion teacher that Lucifer used to be the name of the most beautiful and proud angel, from the Latin "lux" and "ferre" (light carrier). Supposedly the fall from heaven meant that this name wouldn't be used anymore, but is still occasionally used by people maybe to refer to the more attractive aspect of the same thing as Satan, or maybe just because they heard it's another name. Note the shift to the Latin origins from Hebrew, which tells me that the fall of Lucifer was a later story, or it could have been present early on in the Jewish religion but got popular again among Christians when the religion spread to Europe? Contrast with the story of Lilith, which didn't become popular again (that is, common knowledge) for a long while.

Devil, too, comes from the Latin and Greek word "diabolus" meaning "liar" or "thrower (tosser? That'd translate well to modern English!)" and some later Biblical translators prefer to go back to the Hebrew rather than the Latin.

As for Leviathan, Behemoth, and Ziz... I was under the impression that Behemoth was like Yahweh's cuddly teddy bear or something whereas Leviathan's generally considered bad news? I can only guess that ancient Jews generally disliked sea travel or something.

The image of the devil or even imps as these horned goat-legged pitchfork-wielding creatures are likely to have been a cruel parody of Pagan deities (Pan, Cernunnos, maybe even Neptune).

Here's a neat video (I thought so, anyway) about the demonization of Pagan deities, even further back than the European ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlnnWbkMlbg
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Re: Devils and higher demons
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Post # 5
I personally don't believe in the devils. I believe in demons, just not a devil. The devil is a made up belief. He was made up by Catholics so they could blame their evil actions on him.
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Re: Devils and higher demons
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Post # 6
There are several different spiritual worlds according old spiritual teachings. And many different beings both good and evil.
There are gods and goddesses, angles and demons.
Good book is by Iamblichus; Theurgia, or the Egyptian Mysteries.
Or transalntions Greece and Egyptian papyry or Mesopotamian tablets.
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Re: Devils and higher demons
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Post # 7
What kind of demond has a body of an ant and head of a dragon?
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Re: Devils and higher demons
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Post # 8
There are many different classifications of the entities. It looks to me like you should do a lot more research and study. Good luck on your study.
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Re: Devils and higher demons
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You seem mostly correct. But I do want to add this: Satan originally comes from a sanskrit (oldest known language) word that roughly translates to ultimate truth. It wasn't until much later that the hebrews turned it around to men adversary.
Also, some believe that satan is not one entity, but more of a title. For instance; Lucifer, Azazel, Belial, Set, Beelzebub, and a few others have all been refered to as satan throughout various scriptures... Which brings me to the concept of the baphomet. The Baphomet is not really a deity per se but more of a symbolic representation of the concept of satan.

If you're looking for more demons outside the goetia, Modern Demonolatry by S. Connoly has a pretty good list. Also, the Nekronomicon is agood read (even though it's authenticity is often questioned)
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Re: Devils and higher demons
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Post # 10
Fascinating all of the different 'definitions' of words that you can find here.
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